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August 25, 2014 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ August 25th

Butterfly-PinkFlower_Mailbox56392Welcome 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.

It’s been a slow couple of weeks on the blog because I’ve been busy with a few projects, plus work and life in general sometimes interferes. I’m still reading, or rather listening, but haven’t had much time for writing or commenting. Even Weekend Birding has taken a break, and that rarely happens.

A couple of new additions this week, both non-fiction.

New Arrivals


Dataclysm: Who We Are by Christian Rudder from Crown.
Our personal data has been used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us stuff we don’t need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder uses it to show us who we truly are.

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides from Random House Audio.
A white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age.

How was your week?

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  1. Mystica / Aug 25 2014 2:43 am

    Both books look very intriguing in different ways.


  2. samstillreading / Aug 25 2014 6:12 am

    Both very interesting, but what pretty flowers!


  3. Mary / Aug 25 2014 7:12 am

    I’ll bet the Rudder book is very interesting (and would probably make me a little anxious, ha).


  4. Lloyd Russell / Aug 25 2014 9:14 am

    I’ve only read one Sides book – The Ghost Soldiers – but I really liked it. I’ve got to get going on another one.


    • Leslie / Aug 25 2014 10:17 am

      This will be my first book by the author, but I’ve seen so many glowing reviews about his writing that I wanted to give this a go. And if I’m going to read about ice and snow, it needs to be well before winter arrives!


  5. laurelrainsnow / Aug 25 2014 9:53 am

    I am intrigued by Dataclysm…thanks for sharing…and I love the way you’ve arranged them with the flowers.

    Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES POST


    • Leslie / Aug 25 2014 10:15 am

      Thanks! My flowers are one of the many reasons I love summer.


  6. Lucy / Aug 25 2014 10:26 am

    Both look like fascinating reads. Pretty shot too! Have a great week 🙂


  7. Pat @ Posting For Now / Aug 25 2014 11:11 am

    I am curious about Dataclysm. Enjoy both of your new reads.


  8. sagustocox / Aug 25 2014 11:16 am

    You’re flowers are always gorgeous! Happy reading


  9. Elizabeth / Aug 25 2014 1:52 pm

    In The Kingdom of Ice looks very interesting.

    ENJOY both new reads and all of your books. The one looks like an audio. 🙂

    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  10. Suko / Aug 25 2014 8:08 pm

    Lovely photo of your new books! I’ve also been taking break from blogging this summer.


  11. Vicki / Aug 26 2014 7:54 pm

    They both sound good and I hope you enjoy them!


  12. diane / Aug 26 2014 7:59 pm

    For some reasons, I don;t think these would be for me. Hope you love them though.


  13. Carol / Aug 27 2014 12:28 pm

    Those look interesting. Enjoy!


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