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September 10, 2012 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday

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 BookNAround.

A purchase using a gift card won from Suko’s Notebook (Thanks!):

What the Robin Knows by Jon Young What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World
by Jon Young

Birds are the sentries—and our key to understanding the world beyond our front door. Unwitting humans create a zone of disturbance that scatters the wildlife. Respectful humans who heed the birds acquire an awareness that radically changes the dynamic. We are welcome in their habitat. The birds don’t fly away. The larger animals don’t race off. No longer hapless intruders, we now find, see, and engage the deer, the fox, the red-shouldered hawk—even the elusive, whispering wren.


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Share what you read last week and what you are currently reading.

Another slow reading week for me. Maybe it’s all those migrating birds to watch and long walks in the pleasant autumn weather plus a busy weekend.

I’m almost finished listening to The Little Stranger, only a couple of hours left. This is part of the RIP Readalong at The Estella Society. I’m still reading The Last Policeman and should finish it up this week.

Reading/Listening This Week:

Innocent Victims by Minette WaltersCascade by aryanne O'HaraRoots of the OliveTree by Courtney Miller Santo

Coming up next is some psychological suspense, Innocent Victims, for RIP VII and I’ll be listening to Cascade and Roots of the Olive Tree.


Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria SempleLast week I posted my review and giveaway of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, a sharply funny, enjoyable read.

The giveaway is open for entry until Sunday, September 16th for readers with a US or Canadian mailing address. (Sorry International folks, the publisher is mailing the books.)

What Are You Reading?

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Leave a Comment
  1. sagustocox / Sep 10 2012 9:01 am

    That book about Robins sounds wonderfully perfect for you!


  2. Mary / Sep 10 2012 9:12 am

    What the Robin Knows sounds like a good one for you and I think I’d find it interesting as well!


  3. melissaseclecticbookshelf / Sep 10 2012 9:58 am

    Aren’t gift cards the best?? Happy Reading! My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf


  4. booknaround / Sep 10 2012 10:31 am

    What the Robin Knows sounds fascinating. Happy reading this week!


  5. Suko / Sep 10 2012 11:02 am

    Enjoy your new books, Leslie, and thank you so much for the mention!


  6. Tribute Books Mama / Sep 10 2012 11:14 am
  7. Alyce (@AtHomeWithBooks) / Sep 10 2012 11:58 am

    The robin book looks like an interesting take on the impact of humans on nature. I’ll be interested to see what you think of that one.


  8. BermudaOnion / Sep 10 2012 12:33 pm

    That looks like the perfect book for you!


  9. Shannon (Giraffe Days) / Sep 10 2012 2:05 pm

    I was so looking forward to the Little Stranger read-along, but when I went to get my copy I couldn’t find it! I had to pack away loads of my books to put into storage because I’d run out of room (it’s only temporary, until we move back to Australia next year) and I must have packed it away. Bummer eh!


  10. therelentlessreader / Sep 10 2012 2:10 pm

    As always a great list of books 😉 I need to keep up with your blog better..following by email now!


  11. laurelrainsnow / Sep 10 2012 3:36 pm

    Innocent Victims looks tempting…thanks for sharing. I also enjoyed Bernadette and The Roots of the Olive Tree. Have a great week.


  12. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Sep 10 2012 6:44 pm

    Sounds like that book is right up your alley! Enjoy!


  13. Amy / Sep 12 2012 2:10 pm

    I tink you will enjoy Whatthe Robin Knows quite a bit! I hope so, anyway.

    I recently finished The Roots of the Olive Tree. I enjoyed it and found parts of it really interesting.

    Have a wonderful reading week!


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