Mailbox Monday: King and Adele

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Happy Monday everyone.

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” – William Gladstone

On a blogging note…I have been away from blogland for a few weeks now. I’m still doing my reading and have a few reviews I need to work up. I actually have been stubborn as a mule with one historical romance novel that I have been reading for weeks. I refuse to DNF and have about 50 pages left. I have been reading it in between other books.

But mostly, this cool Fall weather has me snuggling up with my crochet in front of the tv during the evenings when I get home from work. I have taken a few trips out with my camera for picture taking on the weekends. With the gorgeous Fall foliage and when the sun is shining just right, the view is really beautiful when you stop to simply look. I hope to share a few shots with maybe a Wordless Wednesday post here and there.

On a bookish note, I went to Target last week to grab a copy of King’s latest, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
“Stephen has delivered a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.”
Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of Stephen’s finest gifts to the constant reader—“I made them especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”


And while technically not here yet, I have pre-ordered the new Adele album and cannot wait to download it on my phone on November 20th. I adore her music and have been waiting for her to come out with something new for a while now. That voice and the passion behind it, just beautiful…

Enjoy your week everyone. What new books have arrived at your doorstep?

disclaimer: Nothing in this post is available for download. The book photo is my own.

25 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday: King and Adele

  1. I heard Adele’s new song on the radio for the first time this weekend and thought it was very good. It’s on Apple Music too, which is awesome. I’ve been having a great time listening to “Hits” playlists from the 80s and 90s on there. Good times. 🙂

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  2. I hope you are able to put the historical romance you are struggling with behind you soon. At least you will have that sense of accomplishment when you are finished. I wish I could see your fall foilage. The trees in our yard haven’t decided to welcome fall in yet–although the weather is much cooler, which is nice. I even added an extra blanket to the bed for night time. I really like Adele’s music too. 🙂

    I hope you have a great week! I wish the weekend was a little longer. I’m not ready for work tomorrow.

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    • Hi Literary. I am just about done with the one book…I’m glad I stuck it out.
      I love the Fall season, it is so pretty.
      Have a great week as well, the weekends are always too short 🙂


  3. Naida, I have also been away fron blogging. Sometimes you just want to read for pleasure, or do other things! Anyway, I stopped by to see if you had posted.

    Thank you for the much needed peace quotation. I hope to hear more about the Stephen King stories. I don’t think I’ve heard the new Adele song–thank you for featuring it here.
    Have a great week, Naida!

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  4. Good for you for sticking with that long book. Sometimes it is a difficult decision whether to finish a book or not. Sometimes stopping id the thing to to. But at other times it is well worth finishing it.

    It has been so long since I read Stephen King. There was a time when I read so many of his books. I look forward to reading your thoughts on this latest one if you write about it.

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    • Hi Brian, I agree, sometimes stopping is best, but this time I am glad I stuck it out. I think I need to read some non-fiction soon.
      I hope to post about King within a few weeks, I love his work. I’m glad he continues to write. Enjoy your week 🙂


  5. As someone who refuses to give in and admit defeat by not finishing a book I share your pain.

    An author I haven’t read for a long time (I think the last book I read was Needful Things) I am however tempted by his Doctor Sleep.

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  6. Ha, I know the feeling of not wanting to let go of bad/boring books! I’ve gotten a lot better at it in the recent years, but I still struggle with the idea when I’m far into the book. Hope you get through it soon!

    This being said, you can’t go wrong with King, or with Adele. Enjoy! 🙂

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  7. Hi Naida,

    I just love Adele’s new song, it sends shivers down my back every time I hear it. She was in a television special over here just last week, where she sang and spoke to Graham Norton, one of our best-loved chat show hosts – brilliant! I don’t know if you can access our BBC Iplayer and it is only available for 27 days and counting – but I’ll leave you the link just in case ..

    I don’t think I have ever actually had to give up on a book, but I have had a few close calls!

    I hope that your next choice is a better reading experience for you 🙂


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  8. Hi Yvonne. Isn’t her new song great? I love it.

    We have the BBC channel here, I wonder if they showed that special on there. I have heard of Graham Norton through that channel. Thank you for that link! I tried to view the clip, but it’s only for those in the UK. Thanks anyway though 🙂
    Enjoy your week.


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