Monday, 1 July 2019

Mailbox Monday - July 1st

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 are now into mid winter here in Australia. Some states have been receiving quite a bit of coastal rain (not much inland where it is needed) but Sydney has not seen much rain in the last few months and we are now on level 1 water restrictions. 
I spent last Saturday outside in the garden, in temperatures of 19°C, reading The Ex by Nicola Moriarty. It was a perfect winter's day reading the perfect thriller.

June was National Scoliosis Month and I had planned to write a post about scoliosis and the scoliosis warriors Facebook group I am a member of. However the time slipped away and here it is July already. Scoliosis affects everyone differently and the group is a good support for those that have recently been told they have scoliosis and also long term sufferers. I still hope to write up a post some time in the future.

Books  received during the past week.

 From the publisher for review

Don't Let the Beasties Escape This Book by Julie Berry
Publication date:  10th September 2019

Godfrey, a peasant boy who works for the lord and lady of the castle, finds a bestiary, or illustrated book of beasts, on the way to do his chores one morning. He begins inventing his own story, placing “Sir Godfrey” at the center of numerous heroic deeds. Sir Godfrey battles a lion, tames a unicorn, defeats a griffin, conquers a bonnacon, and triumphs over a dragon. Godfrey does not realize that each time he says the name of an animal, it magically emerges from the book, causing mayhem and inadvertently accomplishing his chores. The laughs pile up and the tension mounts: When will Godfrey realize that all this outrageous stuff is going on?

Dot is drawn to any book when the title has "Don't"  in it so I know she will love this story.

My purchases

The Ex by Nicola Moriarty (The Ex Girlfriend in US)
Publication date: 17th June 2019

Girl meets boy. They fall in love. 
There's just one problem...
She wants him back. She wants you gone.
Luke is The One. After everything she's been through, Georgia knows she deserves someone like him, to make her feel loved. Safe.
The only problem is his ex-girlfriend. Luke says Cadence is having trouble moving on. She texts Luke all the time and leaves aggressive notes on Georgia's car.
Georgia starts to feel afraid. But she decides to confront Cadence ... and that's when things get interesting.

I've been reading so much about this book that I had to rush out and purchase a copy. I read it over the weekend and it is fabulous. My review will be posted during the week sometime.

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. Don't Let the Beasties Escape This Book sounds fun and the art on the cover is amazing! Enjoy your new books!

    1. I first saw 'Don't Let the Beasties Escape This Book' on Martha's Bookshelf and couldn't resist. A cute introduction to medieval beasts with plenty of humour.

  2. Nothing delivered this week, but I bought four books while in London!

  3. Veronica- I am so glad that you got Don't Let the Beasties Escape in print. I think you and Dot will enjoy it!
    I hope you like The Ex too.
    Happy Reading!

    1. The book is absolutely gorgeous. It was such a pity the Netgalley download was so unreadable.