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October 11, 2017 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Milkweed

Almost wordless: I love the way the milkweed looks when it goes to seed. I didn’t notice the baby milk weed bugs until I edited the photo; they are to the left of momma bug.

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October 9, 2017 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ October 9th

Welcome to Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia of To Be Continued, a place where readers share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.
 


A few new books arrived last week. One is a Christmas story I’m looking forward to reading. The other was a surprise, but it’s a mystery, and I usually enjoy those.

We’re having an unseasonably warm Autumn. Many of my annuals are still blooming. It’s an unusual contrast to the see the leaves falling and the wildflowers all dying off and these pretty pots of brightly colored flowers. So it’s difficult for me to even think about Christmas even though I expect to see holiday decorations in the stores any day now.

New Arrivals


Last Christmas in Paris by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor from Wm Morrow Paperbacks.
New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War.

Nail’s Crossing by Kris Lackey from Blackstone Audiobooks.
This debut mystery from a fresh voice in Southwestern fiction stakes out the common ground between Tony Hillerman, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy.

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October 4, 2017 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Red-tailed Hawk

Almost wordless: This beauty was circling my yard earlier this week.

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September 25, 2017 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ September 25th

Welcome to Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia of To Be Continued, a place where readers share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.


 
The season is changing, the days are getting shorter, the leaves are falling, the wildflowers have gone to seed …. and it was 95 degrees for the past three days! This would be fine if I lived in the south, but I’m in the Midwest. I suppose I should enjoy the warm weather while it lasts, we could have snow in a few weeks!

A few new books arrived last week . . .

New Arrivals

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich from Harper.
A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.

Year One (Chronicles of The One #1) by Nora Roberts St. Martin’s Press.
In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

Happy Mail by Walter Foster Jr Creative Team from AmazonVine.
Keep in touch with cool & stylish handmade snail mail! It’s more than just writing, it’s an art! Hand-lettering is easy to dive into, even for new artists, and Happy Mail is here to take your DIY projects to the next level!

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September 20, 2017 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Juvenile Downy Woodpecker

Almost wordless: Lots of young birds in the yard the past few weeks. You can tell this is a juvenile by the scruffy feathers and the mauve patch on the back of his head. Males have a bright red spot and females have none.

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September 18, 2017 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ September 18th

Welcome to Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia of To Be Continued, a place where readers share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.


 
Summer returned this week and while I enjoy the warmer weather, I wasn’t happy about the humidity and the need to turn on the air conditioner.

There were no new books in my physical mailbox last week. I did, however, download some new audio books over the past few weeks. I haven’t been requesting much since I have a fairly large backlog of books to read and lately I’ve been finding it easier to listen. And aging eyes are partly the cause. Plus I find it more and more difficult to read comfortably in the evening with the lower light. I guess that is what large print books are for!

Audio Downloads

Fom Penguin Random House.

Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake by Kathryn Miles.
A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters.

The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen
A groundbreaking plan based on scientific research and clinical results shown to prevent and reverse AD and cognitive decline by addressing metabolic imbalances with lifestyle modifications.

The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones
In the spirit of Station Eleven and California, award-winning novelist Holly Goddard Jones offers a literary spin on the dystopian genre with this gripping story of survival and humanity about a group of adrenaline junkies who jump -the Salt Line.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair.

The Four by Scott Galloway
The acclaimed NYU business professor’s tour-de-force on the true nature of technology’s titans, and what happens next in their struggle to dominate our lives.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

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September 11, 2017 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ September 11th

Welcome to Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia of To Be Continued, a place where readers share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.


 
Another week that went by in a blur. Hard to believe that it is September already.

Only one new book in the past two weeks.

New Arrivals

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak from Berkley
A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays.

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