Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday (started at The Printed Page and now a traveling meme) is at 5 Minutes For Books this month and is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
 I can't believe it's already mid-August. Ugh. I get so depressed this time of year knowing that summer is winding down. It bothered me even more when my kids were in school and I was still a teacher. I just need to shake it off and enjoy the amazing sunshiny weather we will still have coming our way. I do love to be outside and I have several cozy places to curl up with a good book. Of course, my favorite is my hammock. I've probably never mentioned that here, have I? HA!

I hope you're enjoying your mid-August days and that plenty of great reads have made their way to your home. These are some of my goodies from last week!

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
For review from NetGalley (ebook)
The Bourne Imperative by Eric Van Lustbader
Won from Under My Apple Tree (hardcover)
Lock Down By Sean Black
Free from Kobo (ebook)
The Lost Treasure Of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie
For review from Harpercollins (arc)
Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Free from Sync (audio)
Crux by Moira Rogers
Free from Barnes & Noble (ebook)


  1. You got some real goodies in your mailbox. Have a great week and enjoy your hammock.

    1. Thanks Kaye! And you know I ALWAYS enjoy my hammock!

  2. Enjoy all your new reads! I also got The Time Keeper from Netgalley. Can't wait to read it.

  3. I hate the end of summer too, but I do look forward to getting back to routine. Enjoy your new titles!

    1. The routine definitely makes it easier. The anticipation is painful though!

  4. Enjoy! your week of reads.

  5. Enjoy all your new books.

    I just retired from 34 years of teaching in January. It feels a bit strange not getting ready to go back, but I think I will get over it!!! Tee Hee.

    Silver’s Reviews

    1. Lucky you! That's an amazing career!!

      I felt the same way when I left teaching. I missed the kids so much but I loved being home. Enjoy! You've earned it!

  6. I love the Bourne books -- lucky you!

    Also I am curious about the new Mitch Albom novel. His stories are always inspirational.

    Happy reading!

  7. Those look good. I'm especially interested in Mitch Albom's novel. Might have to see if that's still available.

    Thanks for linking up at 5 Minutes for Books this month!

  8. This summer has gone way too fast. Enjoy your new books!

  9. The Timekeeper has a cool cover! Enjoy your books!

  10. Our summer was so terribly hot that this year I'm looking forward to winter. How crazy is that?

    Enjoy your books!
    My MM Post

  11. I'm planning on enjoying the rest of the summer too, even though it's been a hot one. Today's a rainy day so I get to catch up on reading and visiting blogs. Hope you enjoy the Bourne book.


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