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July 25, 2011 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ July 25th

Mailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their home last week.

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. The July host is Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books.

I have two new books this week. One for review and one I purchased.

For review and a giveaway from the publisher.

The Things We Cherished
by Pam Jenoff

An ambitious novel that spans decades and continents, The Things We Cherished tells the story of Charlotte Gold and Jack Harrington, two fiercely independent attor­neys who find themselves slowly falling for one another while working to defend the brother of a Holocaust hero against allegations of World War II–era war crimes. Rich in historical detail, Jenoff’s astonishing new work is a testament to true love under the worst of circumstances.

I purchased this one and an extra copy for giveaway.

The Joy of Birding
by Kate Rowinski

More than 50 million birders can’t be wrong. No matter where you live, you have the joy of hearing and seeing birds. This easy-to-use, full-color guide will provide you with the answers. Here you’ll learn how to identify different bird species by observing their body-parts, understand birds’ behavior and habits, get to know the birds around the home or a vacation spot, attract and make a good home for these new feathered friends, and much more! Designed especially for the home birdwatcher, but with information on destination vacations, this book teaches, “If you’re prepared to see them, they will come!”


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  1. Mystica / Jul 25 2011 5:36 am

    The Jenoff book looks good. Birding – I got interested when it said birders everywhere!!!


  2. Leeswammes / Jul 25 2011 5:37 am

    Two interesting books!

    Talking about birds, we found 3 dead blackbirds after returning from holiday. One in our back garden, on in front and one at the neighbours. I guess birds die, too. But this is the first time I find them in our garden!


    • Leslie / Jul 26 2011 1:24 am

      Occasionally one will fly into a window and I’ll find it lying on the ground. Sometimes I find a pile of feathers… I don’t want to know what happened there, probably a cat as hawks and owls just carry them off. But yeah, they die too.


  3. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Jul 25 2011 6:04 am

    I am totally jealous of the birding book; it looks like a good one for sure. enjoy


    • Leslie / Jul 26 2011 1:26 am

      I flipped through it before I bought it and it looks like a great resource. It’s a beginners guide with lots of photos and good info in plain language so I bought a second copy to give away after I review it.


  4. BermudaOnion / Jul 25 2011 8:01 am

    The Joy of Birding sounds like the perfect book for you!!


  5. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Jul 25 2011 10:31 am

    I’m reading The Things We Cherished right now, so I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!


  6. Mary / Jul 25 2011 11:20 am

    The Birding book looks fantastic! Looking forward to your thoughts on both books.


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