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August 8, 2016 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ August 8th

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.

Happy Monday! Did you know today is National Zucchini Day? I have a refrigerator full of them! I suppose now would be a good time to dig out some of those recipes I’ve been collecting and try a few new dishes.

Summer is sliding by way too fast for me. Some of the flowers in my garden have already gone to seed and vegetable crops are waning, letting me know the season is coming to an end even if I don’t like it. I do enjoy autumn and its lovely crisp clear days. My only complain is the endless cold and snow that comes after it! I am going to take some time to enjoy the yard this week while I listen to some audiobooks.

New Arrivals


I Am No One by Patrick Flanery from LibraryThing.
A mesmerizing novel about memory, privacy, fear, and what happens when our past catches up with us.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett from Harper.
One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Mercury by Margot Livesey from Harper.
Donald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optometrist in suburban Boston, he is sure that he and his wife, Viv, who runs the local stables, are both devoted to their two children and to each other. Then Mercury—a gorgeous young thoroughbred with a murky past—arrives at Windy Hill and everything changes.


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  1. Mary / Aug 8 2016 8:21 am

    Commonwealth is one I hope to read. I’ll watch for your review! I’m trying not to complain too much about the heat and humidity because of what will be here before we know it 🙂 Have a good week!


    • Leslie / Aug 9 2016 9:26 am

      Same here! And I don’t like all the biting bugs that arrive in August either.


  2. laurelrainsnow / Aug 8 2016 8:34 am

    I’ve been wanting Commonwealth…and now I have added I Am No One to my wish list. Thanks for sharing…and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES


  3. Lloyd Russell / Aug 8 2016 8:39 am

    I also have Commonwealth and will definitely read it. I’m a big fan of Ann Patchett (although I didn’t love State of Wonder).


    • Leslie / Aug 9 2016 9:30 am

      I liked State of Wonder but was disappointed that the story focused more on the ethics of the research rather than the science itself.


  4. BermudaOnion / Aug 8 2016 8:43 am

    The only way we can tell summer is waning is the shorter days. We didn’t have much winter last year and I’m hoping for a repeat of that this year.

    Your new books look good, especially Mercury.


  5. debbierodgers @Exurbanis / Aug 8 2016 9:24 am

    That seals it – it’s sauteed zucchini tonight for supper! 😉

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    • Leslie / Aug 9 2016 9:31 am

      I’ve been eating a lot of zucchini the past few weeks!


  6. Vicki / Aug 8 2016 11:52 am

    All of your books sound good, I hope you enjoy them!


  7. I really need to read Anne Patchett. I visited her bookstore, Parnassus, in Nashville not long ago and really enjoyed but I’ve yet to actually read a book by her. Enjoy your reading!


    • Leslie / Aug 9 2016 9:32 am

      I didn’t know she had a bookstore. I’ll have to remember that if I get to Nashville again.


  8. Silver's Reviews / Aug 8 2016 7:31 pm

    I keep seeing Commonwealth….I hope everyone enjoys it.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  9. Techeditor / Aug 9 2016 8:58 am

    Good luck with I am No One. The sentences are so long that by the time you get to the end of one, you might forget the beginning. Not a real good book.


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