Monday, 27 May 2019

Mailbox Monday - May 27th

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog. Head over and check out other books received during the last week. 

Happy Monday! 

We decided to go on a bush walk yesterday to get out in nature and enjoy some time away from technology (and books).
It was a beautiful warm autumn day and we walked three trails, one easy and two moderate, which was a total of two hours walking time.
The  40 hectares of land was dedicated as a state forest in 1939. This land is right in the middle of high density population only 15 minutes drive from my home and we are so lucky to have these areas to roam and connect with nature. The land also has a plant nursery and a cafe. So naturally we had to stop for lunch.


The food was quite interesting with black sourdough bread accompanying my soup and a black burger bun but it was all quite tasty.

Books  received during the past week:

Received through Beauty & Lace Book Club

Mr Right Now by Karly Lane

Griffin Callahan and Olivia Dawson were inseparable. Everyone in town knew it. But when Griff went off to Ag College, Liv told him it was over and fled her family's farm to study law. Griff had never understood her reasons but eventually accepted that first loves don't last. Until now.

Currently back on the farm to help her twin brother with the harvest, Liv is the same gorgeous, laughing, hazel-eyed girl he'd always loved. Yet Griff can sense a difference, an uncertainty playing beneath the surface that wasn't there before.

Amidst crossed wires, drunken declarations, and families on a mission, will Griff and Liv finally have a second chance? Or will the old saying - If you love someone set them free - become their reality?

Received from the publisher for review:

 Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie

After the violent death of her husband, Callie Jones retreats to a cottage in the grounds of an old mansion in Tasmania. The relative remoteness of the place and the wild beauty of the Tasmanian landscape are a balm to her shattered nerves and the locals seem friendly, particularly horseman Connor Atherton and his siblings at the nearby property, Calico Lodge.
But all is not well: the old mansion has a sinister past, one associated with witchcraft and murder. As Callie is threatened by odd events in the night and strange dreams overtake her sleep, she begins to doubt her own sanity. What's really going on beneath the surface of this apparently peaceful town? Are her friends and neighbours really who they seem? As events escalate, Callie starts to realise that the mansion may hold the key to unlocking the mystery, but the truth might have as much power to destroy as it does to save.

Wild and Crazy Guys by Nick De Semlyen

Wild and Crazy Guys is the larger-than-life story of the much-loved Hollywood comedy stars that ruled the 1980s.

As well as delving behind the scenes of classic movies such as Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places and dozens more, it chronicles the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, John Candy et al. It’s got drugs, sex, punch-ups, webbed toes and Bill Murray being pushed into a swimming pool by Hunter S Thompson, while tied to a lawn chair.

It’s akin to Peter Biskind’s Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, following the key players through their highs and lows, and their often turbulent relationships with each other. Nick de Semlyen has already interviewed pretty much all the big names for Empire, as well as directors such as Walter Hill, John Landis and Carl Reiner, and is sitting on lots of unseen material.

Taking you on a trip through the tumultous ’80s, Wild And Crazy Guys explores the friendships, feuds, triumphs and disasters experienced by these iconic funnymen. Based on candid interviews from the stars themselves, as well as those who entered their orbit, it reveals the hidden history behind the most fertile period ever for screen comedy.

What Books did your postman deliver, or you downloaded, this week?

Post a link to your Mailbox Monday or simply list your books in the comments below.



  1. Your hiking sounds lovely and I like the interesting food.
    You have a nice variety of books. Mr. Right Now sounds good.
    Have a good week with Happy Reading.

    1. I loved the first book in the series 'The Wrong Callahan' so I'm looking forward to this one.

  2. The hike and lunch sound fun! I wonder what makes the bread black. Enjoy your new books!

    1. I'd never seen the black bread before but it tasted just like normal sourdough. I'm looking forward to Devil's Lair.

  3. What a great hike and I love the black bread and bun!

    Happy reading!

    1. It was a nice day out. I'm feeling the after affects today.

  4. So glad you got a chance to unplug and spend some time outdoors. I did that this weekend.

    All your new books sound great, especially the last one. They are my era of people. I'll have to check it out.

    Enjoy your week.

    1. Wild Crazy Guys does sound good. My husband was interested in reading this too.

  5. I love the photos of your nature walk! Devil’s Lair sounds really interesting. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it! Happy reading!

    1. The walk was fun but my legs were paying for it a few days later.