Sunday Post June 6, 2021/It’s Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday June 7, 2021

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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.

Work has continued well with everyone in office. We are starting to meet people without masks and have started to leave the door unlocked – although we will continue to stress the need for appointments rather than walk-ins.
More signs of normality are seen with staff making vacation plans and plans to attend weddings out of state, etc. I need to pick a couple of weeks for hubby and me to go north to visit.

This Saturday I attended a GFWC Florida District 2 meeting in Panama City. I drove down with another member from our Marianna Woman’s Club. There were nine of us who attended.

I won a lovely book basket at the GFWC State conference I attended in Orlando a few week’s ago. Another lady brought it back for me and I picked it up yesterday. I forgot to take a picture before I opened it but here are the contents – lots of positives from Suzy Toronto:

Our weather has been okay – not really too hot. This week we expect a couple days of rain and then more sunshine with Temps continuing in the range from high 80s to low 90s.

Listening and reading was good but slow this past week.  I only finished two audio books. I posted three reviews and my usual memes.

I visited only 15 blogs last week.
Shout Out this week to ElGee Writes. Gayathri describes her blog as an extension of her “love of reading, recommending books and talking about bookish things in real life.”

Don’t forget- Audible is offering free children’s titles during these days at home.
Audiobooks.com is also offering free listens for children.

These were last week’s posts:
Sunday Post May 30, 2021/It’s Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday May 31, 2021. NG2021- #NetGalley Book Review: The Madman’s Library by Edward Brooke-Hitching Genre: NonFiction, Educational, World History; My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0. ATBR- Audible Book Review: A History of the Future: A World Made by Hand Novel, Book 3 James Howard Kunstler; Genre: Dystopian, Metaphysical Fiction, Post Apocalyptic; My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.0; Narration 4.25. Martha’s Bookshelf***Friday Pick Giveaway June 4, 2021. Open Worldwide. Ending 6/10/2021.ATBR- Audio Book Review: Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke; Genre: Christian, Inspiration, Self-Growth; My Rating: 5.0 of 5.0 Overall; Content 5.0; Narration 4.75. ATBR- Audio Book Review: Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke; Genre: Christian, Inspiration, Self-Growth; My Rating: 5.0 of 5.0 Overall; Content 5.0; Narration 4.75. Sunday Words of Encouragement June 6, 2021. Finished Reading:
1. Audio/Smartphone/NetGalley App (NG2021)

Old Abe: A Novel
by John Cribb
I totally enjoyed this although there is sadness of course.
Source: NetGalley 2021.

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2. Audio/Smartphone/NetGalley App (NG2021)

Out, Mouse!
by Valerie L. Egar
Narrated by Paul Collins
This looked cute and is.
I wanted a quick read/listen to get in two books finished this week.
Source: NetGalley 2021
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Publisher’s Summary
Mouse problems? Professor Dunderbutt advises writing a polite letter to the mice, suggesting a better place to live. If the first letter doesn’t work, try again. And again. His method never fails. But…the two mice in Finn’s cottage are fussy. They expect indoor plumbing. A library. Raisin scones. Finn searches the Irish countryside for a house that will please his unwelcome guests. He writes polite letters. Will the professor’s advice work?
Based on an Irish folk belief, Out, Mouse! is a humorous early chapter book for children aged six to nine with the mice outsmarting Finn at every turn. Thirteen chapters with an author’s note, narrated by British actor Paul Collins. May be used in conjunction with the paperback to aid word recognition and reading skills.
©2021 Valerie L. Egar (P)2021 Valerie L. Egar

Currently Reading:
1. NetGalley App/Smartphone (NG2020)

Day Zero
by C. Robert Cargill
This is a dystopian with humans and robots.
I am at 70% and engaged to see how it ends.
Source: NetGalley 2020.

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2. Audio/Smartphone/NetGalley App (NG2021)

The Library of the Dead
by T. L. Huchu
Narrated by Tinashe Warikandwa
This might be a little dark for summer
but I’ve listened to the beginning and I’m curious.
Source: NetGalley 2021.

Sixth Sense meets Stranger Things in T. L. Huchu’s The Library of the Dead, a sharp contemporary fantasy following a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh.
When ghosts talk
She will listen
Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and strength. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will rock her world.
Ropa will dice with death as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. And although underground Edinburgh hides a wealth of dark secrets, she also discovers an occult library, a magical mentor and some unexpected allies.
Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?
A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

3. Print (2021)

The Iron Triangle: Inside the Liberal Democrat Plan to Use Race to Divide Christians and America in their Quest for Power and How We Can Defeat Them
by Vince Everett Ellison
This is my fiction book for June.
I am only a few chapters in and
still engaged by the arguments.
Source: Purchased in March 2021.

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June 6, 2021 – I am on track again. I love seeing new things each time I read the Bible. I am glad to still be current with morning reading. (I got one day behind but and caught up again.)
I am reading/listening to the NLT Tyndale version of the Bible on You Version App so Hubby and I are reading the same passages each day.
No new study again this week.

I completed two books to review this week.
NetGalley shelf grew to eight this week as I added four titles.
Four author titles remain in queue. I’ll be working on these next soon.
(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 and (yours truly). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
As for MM, we’re looking for someone to volunteer to take over some MM duties. Sunday evenings are when we post MM for overseas participants and BTCOE posts go up on Friday afternoons. If you have interest please email: savvyverseandwit [at] gmail [dot] com. I added four NetGalley books this week – three audio and one ebook.
I am eyeing some titles at Chirp but have resisted so far.
No free Kindle titles this week.
(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 two audiobooks from NetGalley, 6/3/2021.

Dog Eat Dog, An Andy Carpenter Mystery
by David Rosenfelt
Narrated by Grover Gardner
I always am glad to receive this series/author that I enjoy so much.

The Library of the Dead
by T. L. Huchu
Narrated by Tinashe Warikandwa
This might be a little dark for me but I’m curious.
See more above under current reading.

I selected two “Read Now” titles – one audio and one ebook – from NetGalley, 6/5/2021.

A Good Day for Chardonnay, A Novel
(Sunshine Vicram #2)
by Darynda Jones
I liked book 1 of this series and I like this author.

Out, Mouse!
by Valerie L. Egar
Narrated by Paul Collins
Looked so cute. See more above under finished reading.

Won

NONE

Purchased

NONE

Free

No free Kindle titles this week.
Free titles often found at Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.

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