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June 22, 2015 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ June 22nd

GerberaDaisyMailboxWelcome 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.

Yesterday was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the astronomical start of summer in the northern hemisphere. This is always my favorite time of the year. The pleasant weather and long days bring so many options for my free time, and so many things to do, that I haven’t had much time for reading or blogging in the past few weeks.

I haven’t been requesting or accepting a lot of new books, but there are always a few I just can’t resist. Here’s what arrived last week . . .

New Arrivals


Summer Secrets by Jane Green from Tandem Literary.
Jane Green delivers her second blockbuster novel of 2015, a story of one woman struggling to right the wrongs of her past, with even more complications in the present.

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology by Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili from LibraryThing.
Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, each chapter in Life on the Edge engages by illustrating one of life’s puzzles: How do migrating birds know where to go? How do we really smell the scent of a rose? How do our genes copy themselves with such precision? Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how quantum mechanics can answer these probing questions of the universe.

A Bookish Win

A journal with an absolutely perfect cover design — birds in an apple tree — and Freudian post-it notes from Stacy’s Books. Thanks Stacy!

Giveaways posted last week . . .

SummerSecretsBeachBagJane Green’s Summer Secrets Beach Bag Giveaway
Win a beach tote filled with awesome goodies:
A signed book, a cold carry cup, face and body bronzing duo from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, hair cleansing cream from Purely Perfect Products, Factor 35 continuous mist sunscreen from Hampton Sun, an orange glass clover pendant from KZK Jewelry, a chocolate coconut almond snack bar from Nothin’ But Heatlhy, and a tube of moisturizing no-bump shave gel from Completely Bare Products.

Win a Year of Free AudiobooksJuneIsAudioMonth
To celebrate Audiobook Month, Recorded Books is offering a chance to win a download code for 25 audiobooks from Highbridge or Tantor audio.

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  1. samstillreading / Jun 22 2015 4:38 am

    Congrats on the win. The cover of the Jane Green is gorgeous!


  2. Mary / Jun 22 2015 6:32 am

    The journal is perfect for you!! Yesterday was a perfect summer day, wasn’t it? We spent a lot of it outdoors and enjoyed every minute. I’m looking forward to reading Summer Secrets – my first Jane Green book! Have a great week, Leslie.


  3. Pat @ Posting For Now / Jun 22 2015 7:24 am

    Congratulations on your win. Thanks for the giveaway contest too. Enjoy your new reads and the summer too!


  4. BermudaOnion / Jun 22 2015 7:55 am

    Congratulations on the terrific win! Both of your new books look great!!


  5. WordsAndPeace / Jun 22 2015 8:03 am

    cute, I also got a bookish win on my post


  6. laurelrainsnow / Jun 22 2015 9:15 am

    I loved Summer Secrets…hope you do, too. And the journal is lovely! Enjoy….and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES


  7. sagustocox / Jun 22 2015 11:19 am

    That journal is fantastic! I also received Jane Green. Still haven’t read it. And now I realize why yesterday seemed so long!


  8. Silver's Reviews / Jun 23 2015 8:19 pm

    Summer Secrets looks good.

    ENJOY your books and the rest of this week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  9. Leeswammes / Jun 26 2015 3:09 am

    What a lovely journal you won! Book-wise, I’m interested to know what Life on the Edge is like. Sounds fascinating!


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