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May 22, 2017 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ May 22nd

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.


Happy Monday! Despite the return of cool weather, it’s definitely springtime in my backyard.

Yesterday morning I noticed a lot of activity at one of my nest boxes. The baby sparrows were ready to go out on their own — one was out and hiding in the grass, and another had its head sticking out of the box, afraid to jump out. They can’t fly very well for the first few days and mostly hop around on the ground keeping the parents quite busy! Meanwhile, a robin was building a nest somewhere in the back of the yard.

Two new books this week, one audio and one print.

New Arrivals

The Destroyers by Christopher Bollen from Harper.
An enthralling odyssey and a gripping, expansive drama, The Destroyers is a vivid and suspenseful story of identity, power and fate, fathers and sons, and self-invention and self-deception, from a writer at the very height of his powers.

The Sixth Victim by Tessa Harris from Blackstone Audio.
London’s East End, 1888: When darkness falls, terror begins…
The foggy streets of London’s Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe.

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  1. Laurel-Rain Snow / May 22 2017 6:46 am

    Both look very tempting! Enjoy, and thanks for sharing. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES


  2. Mary / May 22 2017 6:52 am

    I wouldn’t want to jump out of the birdhouse either 🙂 Enjoy your new books!


    • Leslie / May 22 2017 10:18 am

      The last baby never did come out. He is still in the house this morning with his little head in the door. The parents are tempting him with food but he won’t go!

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  3. harvee / May 22 2017 7:59 am

    I’m really enjoying The Destroyers!


  4. Lloyd Russell / May 22 2017 8:53 am

    Pretty light week. I would think that’s a good thing, considering all that you have to read. Or do you actually prefer to have more, rather than less?


  5. Carol / May 22 2017 10:48 am

    Those both look good. Enjoy!


  6. Silver's Reviews / May 22 2017 12:52 pm

    So cute about the baby sparrows.

    ENJOY your books…I don’t know either of them, but The Sixth Victim is catching my attention. 🙂 London always has the best murders. LOL!!

    ENJOY your week,

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  7. Suko / May 22 2017 11:54 pm

    Leslie, thanks for sharing your baby sparrow story. Enjoy your reading and listening this week!


  8. MarthaE / May 24 2017 8:54 pm

    Both books sound good but especially The Sixth Victim. We had a baby cardinal at the courthouse steps last week. Mama was near by and we all hoped he made it okay.
    Happy Reading!



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