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August 10, 2015 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ August 10th

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.

I was planning on relaxing and reading on the deck Saturday but couldn’t resist the urge to do “just a little” gardening, which turned into a couple of hours of shrub trimming and tidying up the flower beds. Sometimes I just can’t help myself! But I did get to listen to a few more hours of the latest Stephen King novel, Finders Keepers, while I worked.

Sunday I decided to reinstall Windows in a desperate attempt to fix an intermittent freeze-up problem on my laptop. That seems to have fixed it, but now there is a problem with the network adapter and wireless connection. This thing is only a month old – I think it’s cursed! Reading on the deck would have been a wiser choice.

A few new books arrived last week . . .

Print Books


The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin from Little, Brown.
After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory–even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy’s achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe…and the potential for love and hope right next door.

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh from LibraryThing.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh blends gorgeous prose with compelling themes of motherhood, undocumented immigration, and the American Dream in a powerful and prescient story about family.

Early One Morning by Virginia Baily
Chiara Ravello is about to flee occupied Rome when she locks eyes with a woman being herded on to a truck with her family. Claiming the woman’s son, Daniele, as her own nephew, Chiara demands his return; only as the trucks depart does she realize what she has done. She is twenty-seven, with a sister who needs her constant care, a hazardous journey ahead, and now a child in her charge.

Exposure by Chauntelle Tibbals from Greenleaf Book Group.
Chauntelle Tibbals exposes readers to one of the most mysterious businesses and significant subcultures shaping our modern world – porn. Adult entertainment is a part of us – it’s a hugely influential component of our culture. Like it or not, it partially shapes who we are as a society.

How was your week?

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  1. samstillreading / Aug 10 2015 4:43 am

    Oh no! Your computer doesn’t sound too good – can you return it under warranty? Enjoy your reads, my flower beds are empty at the moment.


  2. BermudaOnion / Aug 10 2015 5:43 am

    I wish I had a little bit of that gardening bug. It’s so blasted hot here, though, that I’ve been indoors as much as possible.

    Oh, We Never Asked for Wings should be terrific!


  3. Mary / Aug 10 2015 6:18 am

    I need to do a little cleaning up in the garden. I hope your computer issues get resolved soon. We all know how frustrating that can be. Hope you enjoy your new books!


  4. Diane / Aug 10 2015 6:27 am

    Oh no –computers are a pain. I am thinking of splurging on my first MAC on tax free weekend here. My 17″ is too big when you have 2 cats who want to sit on your lap while you write a blog post:)

    I love the sound of your new books –enjoy


  5. Beth F / Aug 10 2015 7:55 am

    I’ll be curious to read your thoughts on Exposure — that’s a new to me book.


  6. harvee / Aug 10 2015 7:57 am

    The Thing ABout Jellyfish caught my eye!


  7. Lloyd Russell / Aug 10 2015 8:33 am

    I’m really looking forward to Diffenbaugh’s new book. But I’m also anxious because The Language of Flowers is in my top 12 all-time. That sets a pretty high bar.


  8. laurelrainsnow / Aug 10 2015 9:25 am

    Oh, computer issues are the worst! I always feel so helpless when something happens.

    Good luck…hope you get it sorted.

    Your books look tempting…I also have We Never Asked for Wings and hope to read it this week. Exposure has piqued my curiosity.



  9. Silver's Reviews / Aug 10 2015 2:41 pm

    Another display of some good-looking books.


    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  10. Suko / Aug 10 2015 10:54 pm

    Sorry about the computer issues! I have been there. Your new books look tantalizing–enjoy, Leslie!


  11. Mystica / Aug 11 2015 7:43 am

    I like the mix of reads here.


  12. Gautami S Tripathy / Aug 11 2015 10:33 am

    What great books! Sounds good to me!

    Happy reading!!

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  13. Vicki / Aug 11 2015 2:13 pm

    Sorry you’re having computer problems. Enjoy your new books!


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