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May 20, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ May 20th

hummingbird mailboxMailbox 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 May host is Abi @ 4 the LOVE of BOOKS

I received some audiobooks and a fun bird book:
 
For review from Penguin Audio:

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz WilliamsA Hundred Summers
by Beatriz Williams

Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak. That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview.

Under the scorching summer sun, the unexpected truth of Budgie and Nick’s marriage bubbles to the surface, and as a cataclysmic hurricane barrels unseen up the Atlantic and into New England, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional cyclone of their own, which will change their worlds forever.
 
The 5th Wave by Rick YanceyThe 5th Wave
by Rick Yance

The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors.
 
WildOnesWild Ones
by Jon Mooallem

A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America.

Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter’s world overflow with animals butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls—while the actual world she’s inheriting slides into a great storm of extinction. Half of all species could disappear by the end of the century, and scientists now concede that most of America’s endangered animals will survive only if conservationists keep rigging the world around them in their favor. So Mooallem ventures into the field… more
 
From Kathy at Bermudaonion’s Weblog. Thanks Kathy!

LookUpLook Up!
by Annette LeBlanc Cate

This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader (“Here I am, the noble spruce grouse. In a spruce grove. Eatin’ some spruce. Yep.”). Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers.
 
What are you reading?

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  1. sagustocox / May 20 2013 4:06 am

    Look up sounds like a good one since my daughter just loves watching the birds outside the kitchen window at the feeder.

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  2. Beth F / May 20 2013 4:45 am

    I’m looking forward to 100 summers.

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  3. samstillreading / May 20 2013 5:52 am

    Love the look of A Hundred Summers!

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  4. Mary / May 20 2013 6:58 am

    A Hundred Summers and Wild Ones catch my eye. Have a great week, Leslie!

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  5. laurelrainsnow / May 20 2013 8:22 am

    A Hundred Summers looks good! Enjoy your week…and here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  6. Pat @ Posting For Now / May 20 2013 8:30 am

    Enjoy!

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  7. stacybuckeye / May 20 2013 8:58 am

    Fun mailbox! Isn’t Kathy sweet?

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    • Leslie / May 20 2013 9:00 am

      That was so nice of her… she knows I love birds.

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  8. Suko / May 20 2013 10:10 am

    Congrats on winning Look Up! Enjoy each of your new books, Leslie!

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  9. BermudaOnion / May 20 2013 1:53 pm

    I’ve heard great things about The 5th Wave – I hope the audio’s good too! I know your review of Look Up! will be terrific!

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  10. Elizabeth / May 20 2013 2:45 pm

    ENJOY…they all look good.

    I can’t get into audio – maybe some day.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  11. Mystica / May 21 2013 3:34 am

    I do so like the cover of Hundred Summers. Congratulations on the win.

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  12. Wrighty / May 21 2013 10:14 am

    Great mailbox this week! I’ve been so curious about A Hundred Summers and The 5th Wave but they all look good. And the bird book is perfect for you! Enjoy! 🙂

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  13. Carol / May 21 2013 12:10 pm

    Enjoy them! I love the cover of A Hundred Summers.

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  14. Melinda / May 22 2013 4:50 am

    The 5th wave sounds interesting

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