Monday, 24 June 2019

Mailbox Monday - June 24th

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!

A fairly quite week here last week. The temperatures plummeted this week making it feel much more like winter with the mornings and evenings quite cold now, but we are lucky that it is mild and sunny during the day. I found I sunny spot outside today and enjoyed some reading time until the clouds rolled in and forced me back inside.
Our large local, second hand, charity book sale was on during the last weekend and it was hard but I refrained from attending as my daughter reminded me repeatedly that I don't need more books.
I didn't completely go without buying more books as Big Sky Publishing had an unmissable online sale where I purchased some children's books at crazy prices.

We went out for dinner as a family for my son's birthday to a local club and then back home for cake. ( and I forgot to take a photo).

Books  received during the past week.


Received from the publisher for review:

The Chain by Adrian McKinty
Publication Date: 9th July 2019

You just dropped off your child at the bus stop.
A panicked stranger calls your phone.
Your child has been kidnapped.
The stranger then explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger.
The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child - within 24 hours.
Your child will be released only when the next victim's parents kidnap yet another child.
And most importantly, the stranger explains, if you don't kidnap a child, or if the next parents don't kidnap a child, your child will be murdered.

You are now part of The Chain.

Making Trouble: Tongued With Fire by Sue Ingleton
Publication date: 1st August 2019

In the winter of 1875, two rebellious spirits travel from England to Australia. Harriet Rowell (age 22) and Alice Moon (age 18) were champion swimmers in a time when women didn’t go into the sea; and they were in love in a time when many women were in love with each other but held such love secretly. Harriet and Alice took on the world at a dangerous time for women’s freedom of expression, but their love ended when Alice moved to Sydney to become a writer.

Before Harriet can get over her grief from the breakup, tragedy strikes; Alice is found dead in her bed at thirty-seven. Suspicions rest upon the powerful, chauvinistic scientist, John McGarvie Smith, with whom Alice had been working in her newfound capacity as a journalist. This book seeks to uncover the truth of Alice’s death and seek justice.

My Purchases:

The Pink Snowman by Alan Horsfield
Publication date: 5th April 2017

It's snowing in the Blue Mountains and Krystal is bored....but not for long.
After a disastrous attempt to build a snowman, Krystal and her friend Jasper find themselves with a puzzling problem.

Not only has their snowman come to life, now he's turning pink, and he's not happy about it!

Can the friends solve the mystery of the talking snowman's strawberry shade? 

Chicken Little by Oakley Graham
Publication date: 5th May 2017

Chicken Little thinks the sky is falling and sets off on a mission to tell the king.

A classic story about learning to think for yourself.

The Silent Owl by Clemency Pearce
Publication date: 5th August 2016

In the great, old hollow oak, lived an owl, who never spoke.

In the deep, dark forest lives a silent owl.
The forest animals are worried about Owl, but he has a few surprises up his sleeve!

 Sweet as Sugar by Oakley Graham
Publication date: 5th August 2017

The time has come for a young sugar glider to leave home. She tried to be brave, kissed her mummy on the cheek, and scampered on her way.

Follow Sugar in this original tale about learning to be happy with who you are.


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. Looks like a busy week! I'm envious of your winter-y weather! The Chain sounds positively terrifying. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of it!

  2. The Chain sure sounds frightening! I love all your children titles.
    Happy Reading!

    1. I'm looking forward to The Chain. Interested to see where the author goes with the story.

  3. Oh, The Chain sounds good. Happy reading!