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February 8, 2016 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ February 8th

WinterCardinalMailbox-smlWelcome 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.

My geraniums decided to bloom last week. I take cuttings from most of my outdoor plants and let them spend the winter inside looking out the sunny patio doors. It’s nice to see some color this time of year, but I’ll be cutting them back soon so they don’t get too out of control.

One new book and a couple of NetGalley downloads last week . . .

New Arrivals


Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman from Harper
In the spirit of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank, the provocative and compelling story of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the twentieth century: Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood—an indomitable woman who, more than any other, and at great personal cost, shaped the sexual landscape we inhabit today.


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And Again by Jessica Chiarella from NetGalley
In the spirit of Station Eleven and The Age of Miracles, this exciting literary debut novel imagines the consequences when four ordinary individuals are granted a chance to continue their lives in genetically perfect versions of their former bodies.

Endangered Edens by Marty Essen from NetGalley
Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico
In addition to Marty’s entertaining stories, Endangered Edens also features more than 180 stunning color pictures—merging the genres of wildlife photography, adventure travelogues, and environmental education into one unforgettable book.

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  1. Mary / Feb 8 2016 6:40 am

    The geranium looks so healthy and gorgeous! I hope you enjoy your new books.


    • Leslie / Feb 8 2016 11:57 am

      Amazingly I’ve had these same geraniums for years. I just cut them down and freshen them up. Must be a good strain.


  2. BermudaOnion / Feb 8 2016 9:09 am

    You obviously have a green thumb – your flowers are beautiful. Terrible Virtue sounds really good to me.


    • Leslie / Feb 8 2016 11:57 am

      Yeah, I’ve been accused of green-thumbness before! 🙂


  3. Kay / Feb 8 2016 10:23 am

    I think Terrible Virtue and And Again both look good. Hope you enjoy them. Beautiful flowers. I do not have a green thumb. Quite the opposite. LOL


  4. laurelrainsnow / Feb 8 2016 11:50 am

    Enjoy your books! You always have such a gorgeous presentation, with flowers, etc. Terrible Virtue went on my list for two reasons: I have enjoyed several books by this author; and Margaret Sanger is a hero! Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES


    • Leslie / Feb 8 2016 11:56 am

      I haven’t read the author before, but I am interested in a story about Margaret Sanger.

      Plants just grow well for me. I do little for them over the winter — a good soil mix, a sunny window, and water sparingly. The plants do the rest!


  5. Silver's Reviews / Feb 8 2016 5:02 pm

    Terrible Virtue looks good.

    Love your flowers…so healthy looking. Gorgeous.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  6. Suko / Feb 8 2016 5:17 pm

    Enjoy your new book and ebooks, Leslie! The geranium does look healthy and happy!


  7. Beth F / Feb 9 2016 7:43 am

    Oh, AND AGAIN sounds fascinating.


  8. kay / Feb 9 2016 3:22 pm

    I am SO intrigued by And Again. I’ve had it on my wishlist and I really want to read it. Happy reading!


  9. MarthaE / Feb 9 2016 9:36 pm

    The geranium is lovely. Ours like the cool weather but we moved them into the spring room before the freezing weather hit. They need to be cut back and then can begin new growth again. 🙂
    Your books look interesting. Happy Reading!


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