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August 1, 2016 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ August 1st

hummingbird mailboxWelcome 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.

This has been a busy month for me and it just flew past. I didn’t have a lot of time for reading and only finished five books. We finally sold my father-in-law’s home and closed the sale last week — all those last minute details took up a lot of my free time. Plus I’m still volunteering at the bird shelter and fostering special needs birds. Right now I have several budgies (parakeets) that need to take medication for several weeks. And then there’s my garden, which always needs attention.

New Arrivals


The Ominous Eye (The Nocturnals) by Tracey Hecht from Fabled Films Press.
A Flabbergastifying adventure under the stars! The second humorous adventure in The Nocturnals, a deluxe, beautifully illustrated middle grade series.

Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do about It by Larry Olmsted from Algonquin.
Fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets. Award-winning food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted exposes this pervasive and dangerous fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans.

Audio Downloads


Arrowood by Laura McHugh from Random House Audio.
A dark, gripping novel from the author of The Weight of Blood about a mysterious kidnapping and the ways in which our lives are shaped by the stories we create about our past.

Watching Edie by Camilla Way from Penguin Audio.
Beautiful, creative, a little wild… Edie was the kind of girl who immediately caused a stir when she walked into your life. And she had dreams back then—but it didn’t take long for her to learn that things don’t always turn out the way you want them to.

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  1. samstillreading / Aug 1 2016 4:44 am

    I hope the budgies get well soon. My old budgie did not like taking medication at all, hope these guys are better!

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    • Leslie / Aug 1 2016 7:57 am

      No, they usually don’t like it! And most of them that end up at the shelter are not tame and are afraid to be picked up. I put medicine in their water if I can, but sometimes it has to be given by mouth.


  2. Pat @ Posting For Now / Aug 1 2016 7:10 am

    It’s great that you take care of birds in need. I hope you enjoy your new books.

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    • Leslie / Aug 1 2016 8:00 am

      Thanks! It’s difficult for the birds to get well in a shelter environment so we try to find foster homes — but it’s not easy to find people to do it. Once they are well they have a better chance at being adopted.


  3. Mary / Aug 1 2016 7:38 am

    You are one busy lady! So nice that you foster the budgies. Enjoy your reading/listening this week.

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    • Leslie / Aug 1 2016 8:01 am

      Thank goodness for audiobooks! I always listen to a book when I’m out in the garden.


  4. BermudaOnion / Aug 1 2016 8:14 am

    You’ve been busy. I hope things slow down for you. Real Food/Fake Food sounds fascinating.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Silver's Reviews / Aug 1 2016 1:58 pm

    Arrowood looks good. I have Watching Edie in my TBR stack.

    I bet both of those would be good on audio.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  6. Mary Ann Langan / Aug 1 2016 2:06 pm

    They both sound good.

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  7. sagustocox / Aug 2 2016 7:13 am

    Foster birds and a garden and selling a house…that’s a lot in one month. Sounds like my month of kid activities, etc. Reading was my solace last month with all the craziness.

    Looks like you got some great reads coming up.

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