Sunday Post April 24, 2022/It’s Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday April 25, 2022

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I am linking with Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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.

Hubby is back in hospital to get the fluids off so he can breathe easier. (See Friday Status Update post for more detail.)  This week his attitude is improving. He still anticipates short time remaining but he is willing to go to rehab and try to get his strength up so he can move around the house and maybe cook a little. I am spending an extra three to four hours a day at the hospital, in the morning and evening, to give him some visiting time and to meet with the doctor for updates.
We’ve had no internet at home for over a week now so I am staying late at office just to get this post up.  I am not sure when I can visit blogs or upload more posts.
I continue to pray for the people and situation in Ukraine and for world leaders.

Our weather has been mostly nice.

I enjoyed my listening and reading (when the app worked) last week.  I finished two audiobooks and the eBook. I posted only the Sunday/Monday Post and a Status Update.

I didn’t get to visit any blogs as I have no internet at night and I am working during the days.

Audible offerings for free children’s titles ended June 30, 2021. is still sharing some free listens for children.

These were last week’s posts:
Sunday Post April 17, 2022/It’s Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday April 18, 2022.No Friday Pick This Week and Status Update. Finished Reading:

1. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

Legend: Four Horsemen Tales, Book 1
By: Christopher Woods
Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Series: Four Horsemen Tales, Book 1
I liked this merc space stories.
Source: 8/15/2021 from Audible Plus.

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2. eBook/Kindle App on Smartphone (Author2021)

Chinook (Miranda Chase NTSB #6)
by M.L. Buchman
I really like the unique characters and situations in this story. It’s just sad it takes a month to read on Kindle.
Source: March 2021 from Author (through BookFunnel).

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3. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

The Smear
How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote
By: Sharyl Attkisson
Narrated by: Sharyl Attkisson
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
This is remarkable — and disturbing.
Source: Audible 11/14/17 Credit Purchase.

Publisher’s Summary
Ever wonder how politics turned into a take-no-prisoners blood sport? The New York Times best-selling author of Stonewalled pulls back the curtain on the shady world of opposition research and reveals the dirty tricks those in power use to influence your opinions.
Behind most major political stories in the modern era, there is an agenda – an effort by opposition researchers, spin doctors, and outside interests to destroy an idea or a person. The tactic they use is the Smear. Every day, Americans are influenced by the Smear without knowing it. Paid forces cleverly shape virtually every image you cross. Maybe you read that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist or saw someone on the news mocking the Bernie Sanders campaign. The trick of the Smear is that it is often based on some shred of truth, but these media-driven “hit pieces” are designed to obscure the truth. Success hinges on the Smear artist’s ability to remain invisible, to make it seem as if their work is neither calculated nor scripted. It must appear to be precisely what it is not.
Veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson has witnessed this practice firsthand. After years of being pitched hit jobs and puff pieces, she’s an expert at detecting Smear campaigns. Now, the hard-hitting investigative reporter shares her inside knowledge, revealing how the Smear takes shape and who its perpetrators are – including Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal and, most influential of all, “right-wing assassin turned left-wing assassin” (National Review) political operative David Brock and his Media Matters for America empire.
Attkisson exposes the diabolical tactics of Smear artists and their outrageous access to the biggest names in political media – operatives who are corrupting the political process and discouraging widespread citizen involvement in our democracy.
©2017 Sharyl Attkisson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Currently Reading:
1. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)

The Keeper
A Novel
By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Series: Stoney Ridge Seasons, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
I decided on a change of pace and a “K” title in the mixed Audio goal.
Source: 4/18/17 Audible Sale $5.95.

Publisher’s Summary
Life on Windmill Farm hasn’t been the same since Julia Lapp’s father has had trouble with his heart. But that doesn’t stop Julia from hoping for a bright future. She has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. But when Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding – again – she is determined to change his mind. She knows who is to blame for Paul’s sudden reluctance to wed: the Bee Man.Roman Troyer, the Bee Man, travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. A mysterious man who relishes his nomadic life, Roman especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia seriously at odds with him, Windmill Farm is looking decidedly less appealing.
Can Julia secure the future she’s always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?
©2012 Suzanne Woods Fisher (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

I have no idea what ebook or maybe print I will pick next. I will probably get to a “P”audio book but I haven’t chosen that yet either.

April 24, 2022 – I’ve been able to keep up with reading but haven’t watched the connected videos for a week since I don’t have internet at home. I look forward to when I can watch them again. Bible Reading Plan: BibleProject | One Story that Leads to Jesus. I know it won’t match my Hubby’s reading but I wanted some different insights/devotions and I am enjoying the devotion video project. I am enjoying keeping up with my reading each day.
I look for a new study soon.

I completed three books for review. I have five outstanding reviews to post.
My NetGalley shelf is back to the three old ebook titles. I will probably end up letting A Place Called Armageddon go as DNF.
I am reading the last eBook title I had in queue.
(Plus a few that I received from facebook links and newsletter sign-ups, not specific review requests.)
Still many titles through InstaFreebie and many new author requests I haven’t replied to.

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, me and new to the team, Velvet at vvb32reads. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

No new review books.
I haven’t been online to select books but I will make time to get my VIP pick at this week.
I added four ebooks to my Kindle TBR library last week while I was online a short time.

Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles







4/22/22 I picked up four free kindle titles to add to my library.

Four Free titles this week. Free titles often found at Bookbub, Bookfun, Book Adrenaline, Ereader News Today, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.

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