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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Sunday Post March 31, 2024/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday April 1, 2024

Sunday Post #318 Chairs, Compliance, and Storms
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? now at The Book Date (at Wordpress)
What Are You Reading? is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I did get good work done last week and we had a couple of closings. I'll be pushing through work this coming week as I have some travel coming up. 

I have an eye doctor appointment this week. I hope he can give some direction on how to improve my blurring vision.

I forgot to take a "before" picture of fuzzy Bear, but here he is after his grooming visit!

I did boxing most of the weekend and have 7 boxes in the car to go out to our Woman's Club yard sale. That was my exercise this week.

I will continue to pray for the Advent messages all year: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.

We had some cooler days and rain early in the week but over the weekend it got warmer and tomorrow is supposed to be 82. 
I finished two audiobook and made slow progress in my ebooks. I did a review at Goodreads, but have two still to do.
I visited 12 blogs last week is still sharing some free listens for children.
Finished Reading:
1. Audible on Smartphone (TBR).
Chosen     1,173 ratings    Overall 4.4

The Warrior Chronicles, Book 1
By: K. F. Breene
Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
Genre: Action, Adventure, Epic.
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins.
My Rating: 4.0. I liked this adventure fantasy - mostly. The primary female character was a bit annoying with lack of trust and sexual discussion that I found crass. I haven't decided yet if I will continue the series.
2024TBR and 2024Audiobook goals.
Source: 5/12/19 Audible Credit.

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2. Audio on Smartphone (TBR).
Dog on It, Spencer Quinn

6/20/2020 2 for 1
Dog on It
Written By: Spencer Quinn
Narrated By: Jim Frangione
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: February 2009
Genre: Mystery, Police Detective
Duration: 9 hours 42 minutes
My Rating 4.0. This is told from the POV of the dog, Chet. It is an easy listen and a lighter mystery. My Review at Goodreads.
2024TBR and 2024Audiobook goals.
Source: 6/20/2020 2 for 1

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Currently Reading:
1. Audible on Smartphone (TBR).
Monster Hunter Guardian  By  cover art

Monster Hunter Guardian
Monster Hunter International, Book 7
By: Larry Correia, Sarah A. Hoyt
Narrated by: Bailey Carr
Genre: Action, Adventury, Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
I was in the mood for action and picked this series that I have enjoyed. This one is a little different as it is about the main female character and narrated by a female.
2024TBR and 2024Audiobook goals.
Source: February 2022 Audible Credit.

Publisher's summary
New entry in the best-selling Monster Hunter International series by Dragon Award-winning authors Larry Correia and Sarah A. Hoyt
When Owen Pitt and the rest of the Monster Hunter International crew are called away to mount a month’s-long rescue mission in a monster-infested nightmare dimension, Julie Shackleford - Owen’s wife and descendant of MHI founder Bubba Shackleford - is left behind. Her task: hold down the fort and take care of her new baby son Ray. Julie’s devoted to the little guy, but the slow pace of office work and maternity leave are starting to get to her. But when a routine field call brings her face-to-face with an unspeakable evil calling itself Brother Death, she’ll get more excitement than she ever hoped for.
Julie is the Guardian of a powerful ancient artifact known as the Kamaresh Yar, and Brother Death wants it. In the wrong hands, it could destroy reality as we know it. Julie would die before giving it up.
Then Ray goes missing, taken by Brother Death. The price for his safe return: the Kamaresh Yar. If Julie doesn’t hand over the artifact it means death - or worse - for baby Ray. With no other choice left to her, Julie agrees to Brother Death’s demands. But when you’re dealing with an ancient evil, the devil is in the details.
To reclaim her son, Julie Shackleford will have to fight her way through necromantic death cults, child-stealing monsters, and worse. And she’ll have to do it all before Brother Death can unleash the Kamaresh Yar.
It’s one woman against an army of monsters. But Julie Shackleford is no ordinary woman - she’s one tough mother!
©2019 Larry Correia & Sarah A. Hoyt (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

2. Audio on Smartphone (TBR).
I haven't picked an "E" title yet so might pass over to "F" for now.
We'll see as the week progresses what I feel like.

3. eBook - NetGalley App on Smartphone (NGeB2024)

The Wild Lavender Bookshop
by Jodi Thomas
Pub Date 23 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 07 May 2024
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Small Town, Western.
I made little progress on this as I was spending a bit more time on the other NetGalley with the goal to finish it!. ! am 35% in and still enjoying the quirky characters.
2024NetGalley and 2024ebook Goals.
Source: 1/4/2024 NetGalley.

Sort of ON HOLD. Kindle (/NetGalley ) App on Smartphone (NGeB2023)

The Altered Moon 2: The Tyrant of Unity
By James McGettigan, Jingjing Huntley (Photographer), Fabiana Granado, Kyle Davis, Jason Frank, Serena Lucatero, Jacqui Corn-Uys (Editor), Anthony McGettigan (Editor), Judy McGettigan (Editor)
Genre: Alien Invasion, Space Sci Fi.
This is still reading slowly. I have reached 80%.
Although I am reading the other NetGalley ebook, I open this each day to read on the Kindle App.
Source: December 27, 2023 NetGalley.

2024TBR, 2024NetGalley, 2024Alphabet, and 2024ebook Goals.
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I only have one letter left for my Alphabet Challenge: X. You might note I am proceeding through the Alphabet again but trying to pull from older year TBRs.

March 31, 2024 - I am enjoying the YouVersion App called The Bible Recap with Tara Leigh Cobble. (The link is to the plan online.) We are now reading Judges where the Israelites are settling into their new lands.
I appreciate how Tara Leigh Cobble's discussion points out each day that "God is where the Joy is."
I finished the 40 day study for Lent: Hillsong: 40 Days of Revival.
Now I am reading a 5 day study: After the Resurrection.

I finished two books; reviewed one at Goodreads.

I have started my next ebook. I still have an older audio on my shelf I need to listen to.
I still have the two old NetGalley ebook titles I might get to this year..

Other Sources: I have a dozen or so books that I received from Facebook links and newsletter sign-ups, not specific review requests. plus many titles through InstaFreebie over the past few years.

Welcome to Mailbox Monday.
Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. This Meme started with Marcia at A Girl and Her Books (fka The Printed Page) and after a tour of hosts has returned to its permanent home at Mailbox Monday. Thanks to the ladies sharing hosting duties: Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Me. Emma has retired so we are looking for another person willing to assist.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
No new review titles.
No new books this week. 
No new Kindle titles this week.
Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles



Nothing new this week and I am too tired to list more of the Audible Plus titles right now.
This gets me down to 17 more Audible Plus titles to list from February and March, 2024.

No new free titles added to Kindle library.  Free titles might be found at Bookbub, Book Adrenaline, Ereader News Today, Inspired Reads, or Kindle ebooks.


  1. Hopefully a stronger prescription will solve your vision issues.

    Wishing you a lovely reading week

  2. I've always considered picking up that Monster Hunter series. Maybe I'll work it in this summer. Love the pup pic!

  3. Happy Easter! Your organizational plans sound like something I should do but keep putting off. Your books sound good too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. Bear is so adorable!
    I'm curious about the mystery novel narrated from the pov of the dog. Sounds like a fun idea.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  5. Happy Easter! Praying you get answers at the eye doctor.

    The Wild Lavender Bookshop has been on a lot of blogs lately. Hope you enjoy your reading week.


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