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.
Hello all and happy Monday. I hope you are all doing well. I have been missing from blogland for about a month and I definitely missed it. Blogging took a backseat as the warm weather rolled in and although I haven’t been visiting blogland too much, I have gotten a few good books read. I figured a MM post would be a nice way to jump back in and post a few updates.
I’ve slowly been visiting my blog friends this past week and it has been nice catching up but I can’t go back and see all the missed posts for everyone. So if there is a must see review or announcement at your blog, please leave me the link in the comments here. I don’t want to miss it.
If you noticed the Michael Phelps pic up there, it is because I have been watching and enjoying the Rio Olympic Games. I’m not much of a sports fan, but when the Olympic games roll around, I am all in. My favorites are the swimmers and the gymnasts. Watching the games has also given me plenty of crochet time as well.
I’ve been working on this baby blanket for a friend.
As far as books go, these are my most recent additions….
Being a big HP fan, I had to grab a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script.
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta arrived via AmazonVine. I requested it in order to diversify my reading a bit.
Inspired by Nigeria’s folktales and its war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.
Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard is another AmazonVine arrival. I’m hoping this one scares me.
A modern gothic about a marriage and road trip gone hauntingly awry…
That is all as far as books go. I do have a few reviews I am working on now as well.
While I was away from blogland, I went on vacation. I’ll leave you with a few photos.
These are my legs, not two hotdogs…lol. I spent alot of time doing this. Laying out in the sun by the lake.
At nights we’d hang out by the fire pit roasting marshmallows and just enjoying the conversation. My photo does not do the moon justice.
I brought my crochet project along with me and would work on it here and there. I took this pic on our cabin porch. Being so close to the water is a real treat. There’s a kitchen in the cabin and being able to whip up meals is very convenient. It is our little home away from home.
This is the sun setting on the Adirondacks. There is a quiet beauty to this place. This was our fifth year vacationing at the same spot and we have many nice memories there. The week flew right on by.
That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping in. How is your summer going? What new books arrived at your doorstep?
Disclaimer: Nothing in this post is available for download. The photos are my own.