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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Post April 16, 2017/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday April 17, 2017

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading now at The Book Date.
Thank you to Sheila for the years that she handled this meme.
Thank you to Kathryn for taking up the baton.
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.

Work has continued to plug along. Last week I had an appellate brief due so I was glad to have no court hearings and fewer office appointments. I plan to finish my tax preparation Monday this week and then I have two days traveling for court.
We praise the Lord -- Hubby got a very good report on his heart monitoring! They gave him a new pill to help remove the excess water that is effecting his breathing and energy.
Our weather has continued to be nice.
I am praying for wisdom for world leaders as they address the traumas in the middle east.

The ebook reading has been slow. I grabbed a children's book so I could read more than one book this week! I finished one audio book and one children's book. I posted three reviews plus all of my usual memes.

I visited about 29 blogs last week.
Blog shout out this week is for Mareli Thalk ink who has a great sense of humor and adds fun gifs to her blog posts!
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • A- Audible Book Review: Confluence by S. K. Dunstall; Military Sci Fi; my rating: 4.75.

Finished Reading:
1. Audio (ABB)
Streets of Payne Audiobook

Streets of Payne
Written by: Jeff Brackett
Narrated by: Joy Nash
This is engaging futuristic detective action.
I received this audio title from the author through AudioBook Boom.

Click on book title for full description.

2. eBook (NetGalley)

Yak and Dove
by Kyo Maclear (Author), Esme Shapiro (Illustrator)
I picked this charming book up at NetGalley for a quick read.
I'm not sure if I will post the review soon or closer to the September release.
Sometimes the unlikeliest friends form the greatest friendships. A funny, charming picture book from a dynamic duo.
Friends Yak and Dove are complete opposites. Yak is large and Dove is small. Yak has fur and Dove has feathers. Yak is polite. Dove is ill-mannered. Yak likes quiet. Dove likes noise. One day as Yak and Dove list their differences they come to the conclusion that maybe they aren't meant to be friends. In the hope of finding a new best friend, Yak holds auditions. But when a small feathered contestant sings Yak's favorite song, the two begin to think that maybe they are alike after all . . .
Yak and Dove whimsically captures the highs and lows of friendship through the three interconnected tales of two very different friends.

Currently reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG TBR)

Codename Lazarus: The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead
by A.P. Martin
I'm not too far along since I jumped to the LBC book.
I am just getting to the spying, I think.
I received this through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible/mp3 (TBR)

A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd
Written by: Patrick Ness
Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
I am enjoying the beginning of this.
I pulled this up from my TBR while waiting for some requested audio review books.
Publisher's Summary
The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming.... This monster, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final story idea of Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself.

Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults.

©2011 Patrick Ness (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

3. eBook/Kindle (NG TBR)

by Twist Phelan
I'm still looking forward to this thriller.
I received this through NetGalley.
Click on book title for full description.

April 16, 2017 - I have to read today's group to be up to date in the One Year Bible; reading along with my husband and others from our church. I hope to take more time this year, staying on the day and listening to the companion commentary online.

I completed two new books and posted three reviews; this means I have three reviews.
I still have 12 NetGalley Titles remaining and 10+ author titles in my queue.

Through the Eyes of a Lost Boy by Ed Bonner, a new poetry collection, is available  at: eTreasure's NetGalley page.

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: Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit and (yours truly). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I received one eBook from Netgalley.
I picked up one Audible daily deal and I purchased two ebooks for $.99 each.
I picked up more free kindle titles again. (Note these are in my Amazon library, NOT on my Kindle until I download and transfer them.)

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles
I received this title from NetGalley.
Yak and Dove
by Kyo Maclear (Author), Esme Shapiro (Illustrator)
This looked cute.
See more description above under finished reading.


I picked up one Audible Daily Deal for $3.95:
The Heavens May FallThe Heavens May Fall
Allen Eskens
"Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end."
This sounds like a good mystery.

I bought two Kindle ebooks for $.99:
Karen Odden
This sounds really interesting. I thought about getting it at Audible but the performance reviews weren't so good.

Susan Wiggs
I like this author and figured this was a bargain at $.99.

Here are some of the free books I found this week:
Displaced: Psychic Visions and Ghosts Books 1-3
by Andrew Butcher

(The Chris Johnson Series)
by Stiles Hillier

The Exonerated Trilogy
by JC Ryan

by Lauren Giordano

I added 65 free Kindle titles to my library this week. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. I like Susan Wiggs' books, too. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. I enjoy Wiggs' books as well. Hope you enjoy it. Always nice to pick up an audible deal too so I hope you like that one as well.

  3. I'm so glad to hear your husband's great news!

    I bet The Heavens May Fall is great!

  4. A Monster Calls is on my reading list, too! But I haven't started yet.

  5. Glad hubby is doing well. Our netgalley and reviews never seems to dwindle down. I always manage to have about 10 in queue. I am miserably sick, and aside from watching the Royals today plan to do nothing. Have a great week!

  6. Yak and Dove looks good.

    I like the Susan Wiggs' book too.

    Have a great week.

  7. Fake sounds something I would enjoy. I'll check it out. Glad to hear that your husband is doing well. I hope you enjoy the books you're currently reading and listening, Martha. Have a great week. :)


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