Mailbox Monday ~ August 10th
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 . . .
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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