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October 12, 2015 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ October 12th

CardinalMailboxAutumnWelcome 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 has a been a bit slow here at Under My Apple Tree for the past month or so. Even my garden has suffered some neglect as I have taken on two foster birds and more work for the bird shelter, including being on the adoption committee and managing a facebook page for the shelter (likes are greatly appreciated) to increase awareness of birds needing new homes.

Plus, I’m helping to get my father-in-law’s home ready for sale. Fifty years of stuff is a lot to sort through – what to keep, what to sell, and a lot of junk! That is motivating me to clean out my own closets and attic and get rid of things I’m not using.

New Books

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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende from Atria.
An exquisitely crafted love story and multi-generational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War.

Not Black and White by G.A. Beller from Tandem Literary.
A fictional account of many of the events that led to the meteoric rise of a local charismatic street politician to become America’s first African-American president, and the downfall and imprisonment of two consecutive governors in the State of Illinois, along with several of their most trusted advisors and cohorts.

How was your week?

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  1. samstillreading / Oct 12 2015 4:41 am

    I hope your foster birds are doing well. I really need to do a spring clean here too!

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    • Leslie / Oct 12 2015 7:27 am

      The birds are (were) chronic egg-layers, which is very unhealthy. Both have stopped laying and are gaining weight and doing much better here.

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  2. Kimberly's Bookshelf / Oct 12 2015 6:01 am

    Both of these titles sound quite intriguing! Happy Reading

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  3. laurelrainsnow / Oct 12 2015 7:48 am

    Oh, good luck with clearing out! I think the fear of having a hoard of stuff for others to deal with has me purging, too.

    Enjoy your books….I’ve been ogling Not Black and White. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    • Leslie / Oct 13 2015 3:03 pm

      I now have a fear of someone having to clean out my stuff and saying . . . What was she thinking keeping all this crap!

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  4. BermudaOnion / Oct 12 2015 8:24 am

    Wow, you have been busy. The Japanese Lover looks really good to me. Off to like the FB page.

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    • Leslie / Oct 13 2015 3:00 pm

      Yes, busy, and I didn’t even mention the new part-time job I have – at least for the holiday season anyeay. Thanks for the Facebook like!

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  5. Lucy / Oct 12 2015 11:00 am

    I’m with you on cleaning out the clutter. The birds are lucky to have you! Not Black and White looks great to me. Enjoy both books!

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  6. lemon123 / Oct 12 2015 11:12 am

    I like The Japanese Lover.

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  7. Diane / Oct 12 2015 11:42 am

    Allende is hiy or miss with me, but I do want to try her new book. enjoy Leslie.

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  8. sagustocox / Oct 12 2015 12:40 pm

    You’re doing great work with those foster birds. I’m sure the shelter appreciates that. Looks like you got some great books, and I know I want to read that new Allende.

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  9. Silver's Reviews / Oct 12 2015 1:22 pm

    Love the cover of THE JAPANESE LOVER.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Giveaways happening on my blog for THE SILENT SISTER and also EVERYTHING SHE FORGOT beginning October 6 until October 13.
    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  10. Mary Ann Langan / Oct 12 2015 2:00 pm
  11. irene / Oct 12 2015 7:55 pm

    I’ve just requested the Japanese Lover, from my library, happy reading.

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  12. Suko / Oct 12 2015 10:35 pm

    Lovely book photo, Leslie! I hope you have some time to enjoy your new books soon.

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  13. Vicki / Oct 13 2015 10:11 am

    I would love to foster animals, but I get really attached and it’s so hard to let them go.
    Enjoy your books.

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    • Leslie / Oct 13 2015 2:58 pm

      It’s very difficult to give them back, which is why I hesitated to do it. The two fosters are female budgies. Neither is tame – they run from people, and one is very old. They would both be difficult to place unless someone wanted a ‘cage’ bird. Most people want a pet, so I’ll probably keep them.

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