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August 5, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ August 5th

Lg-Gerbera_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 August host is Penelope @ The Reading Fever.

[As of 7am Eastern Time Penelope hasn’t posted. Today’s Linky will be hosted by Kathy @ Bermudaonion’s Weblog.]

Last week was a hectic one for me. I had a lot going on plus some family things to deal with so I didn’t have much time to read or visit blogs but I did manage to get a few things posted and some gardening done. I’m hoping this week slows down a bit. I’ve been listening to my audiobooks in the garden but I miss sitting down and relaxing for a few hours with a book in my hand.

Here’s what arrived last week: Three print books and one audiobook.

Print Books:


Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart from the publicist and MacLehose Press.
Solitary, nostalgic Liz Crane returns to her family’s now-deserted farmhouse—once the setting for countless happy summers spent on the northern shore of Lake Erie—to study the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly.

Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan from Viking.
“Who Asked You?” casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don’t agree. McMillan’s signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life.

The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally from Atria through Galley Alley.
From the acclaimed author of Schindler’s List, the epic, unforgettable story of two sisters from Australia, both trained nurses, whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the first World War.



Light Of the World by James Lee Burke, a Twitter win from Simon & Schuster Audio.

In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders he committed while capital punishment was outlawed in Kansas. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana…
What are you reading?

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  1. Grace Fonseca (@princessgrace10) / Aug 5 2013 8:43 am

    Nice haul. Your taste in books is very different than mine. Come visit me as well here:


  2. irene / Aug 5 2013 9:29 am

    Interesting reads, I’m checking out the sisters book.


  3. Elizabeth / Aug 5 2013 9:36 am

    Nice mailbox and nice display as always.

    Sanctuary Line looks good.

    Enjoy your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  4. laurelrainsnow / Aug 5 2013 10:38 am

    Oh, I love Terry McMillan! Adding this one to my list.

    Enjoy! And here’s MY MONDAY READING POST


  5. harvee / Aug 5 2013 10:46 am

    Sanctuary Line is one I’ll look for. I have just planted milkweed this summer to attract the Monarchs!


  6. Lucy / Aug 5 2013 1:30 pm

    I looked up Who Asked You? on GR- looks great! Enjoy all your new reads 🙂


  7. BermudaOnion / Aug 5 2013 2:11 pm

    I hear ya! Most of my reading the last few days has been in the middle of the night when I could sleep. I’m excited about the new Terry McMillan – I hope it’s a good one.


  8. Tribute Books Mama / Aug 5 2013 3:24 pm
  9. Vicki / Aug 5 2013 3:55 pm

    I love finding new books and all of these are new to me.
    Here’s My Post


  10. Shannon @ River City Reading / Aug 5 2013 5:54 pm

    I kept seeing the cover for Light of the World but had no idea what it was about – it sounds really interesting! Hope it ends up being a good one (the others, too!)


  11. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Aug 5 2013 7:36 pm

    Those look great ! I have the audio book by Burke as well. enjoy


  12. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Aug 9 2013 6:29 pm

    The Daughters of Mars sounds really good. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Happy reading!


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