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August 17, 2015 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ August 17th

Sunflower-Butterfly-Mailbox>Welcome 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 fun week in my own backyard with my garden producing loads of delicious veggies, lots of flowers, and all of them needing endless amounts of watering. It was a hot week. I didn’t have to go far to watch birds last week either. Besides all the usual traffic at the birdbaths and the feeders, a nest of robins fledged and the youngsters were hanging around the yard for a few days.

Also, a few new books arrived last week . . .

Print Books


The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra from Hogarth.
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff from Little, Brown.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.

Cleopatra’s Shadows by Emily Holleman from Little, Brown.
Page-turning historical fiction that reimagines the beginnings of Cleopatra’s epic saga through the eyes of her younger sister.

How was your week?

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  1. Lucy / Aug 17 2015 1:40 am

    What a pretty book photo! The Anthony Marra book caught my eye- I like books with interwoven stories. Hope we all get a break from the heat this week!


  2. Mystica / Aug 17 2015 3:04 am

    I can do with a permanent break from the heat here! its year round. Enjoy the books. The Cleopatra one sounds very good.


  3. samstillreading / Aug 17 2015 4:40 am

    The Tsar of Love and Techno has me intrigued…sounds quite cool!


  4. Nish / Aug 17 2015 7:11 am

    Ooh, I love how you’ve staged your photo. Inspiring me to try taking a shot like this for my next mailbox post 🙂

    And happy reading with your new books 🙂


  5. BermudaOnion / Aug 17 2015 7:36 am

    I hope they all exceed your expectations.


  6. My garden is currently gasping for relief from the heat! Looks like your mailbox produced some pretties as well. I’m really curious about The Witches but they all sound interesting.


  7. laurelrainsnow / Aug 17 2015 10:38 am

    I love the way you display your books with your flowers, etc. I miss green gardens…around here, even the lawns are pretty brown, (our ongoing drought), as people can only water once a week.

    Enjoy your books! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES


  8. Silver's Reviews / Aug 17 2015 6:33 pm

    Nice mailbox.

    Love the looks of Cleopatra’s Shadows and The Witches.

    Another beautiful display. I always enjoy seeing how you set them up each week. I know I have told you that before, but I like it so much. 🙂

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  9. Mary / Aug 17 2015 8:51 pm

    Cleopatra’s Shadows sounds good!


  10. Suko / Aug 18 2015 12:31 am

    Lovely photo! Enjoy your reading this week, Leslie!


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