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.
Life This Week is a meme created by Denyse Whelan Blogs where bloggers share snaps of what is currently happening in their lives.
What has been happening over the last two weeks!
Isolation restrictions are lessening in Australia so we have made the most of the fine weather while we still have it.
We went on a bush walk down to the creek. We haven't had rain for a long time so there wasn't much water but it was tranquil and quiet down in the gully.
Mother's Day was a big event as we were only allowed two visitors, and their children, at one time. My children all visited spread over Saturday night, Sunday breakfast and Sunday lunch. We had a picnic in the backyard with the grandchildren. We were still not allowed to sit in parks at this stage.
A good side to having so much free time, locked in my house, was that I finished knitting Dot's cardigan and one for her favourite toy. I've now started a jacket for Ditto. Hopefully I can finish it before everyone goes back to work.
Books received over the last two weeks:
From the author:
Prey by L A Larkin
Olivia Wolfe is a journalist who travels the world exposing heinous crimes. She has more enemies that most.
When her anonymous source is murdered, Wolfe must unravel the terrible secret that connects a series of gruesome murders. But powerful people want her stopped.
Betrayed and isolated, Wolfe is hunted by a faceless killer. Can she stay alive long enough to expose the shocking truth?
Four murders. Four countries. One terrible secret.
Won in competitions:
The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart by Margarita Montimore
Brooklyn, 1982. Oona Lockhart is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and ring in the New Year. But at the stroke of midnight, she is torn from her friends and boyfriend, finding herself in her fifty-one-year-old body, thirty-two years into the future.
Greeted by a friendly stranger, Oona learns that on every birthday she will enter a different year of her adult life at random. Still a young woman on the inside, but ever changing on the outside, who will she be next year? Wealthy philanthropist? Nineties Club Kid? World traveller? Wife to a man she's never met?
While Oona gets glimpses of the future and thinks she knows what's to come, living a normal life is challenging. As she struggles between fighting her fate and accepting it, Oona must learn to navigate a life that's out of order - but is it broken?
The Long Shadow by Anne Buist
Psychologist Isabel Harris has come to the outback town of Riley because her husband Dean is assessing the hospital—the hub of the community—with a view to closing it down. Isabel, mostly occupied with her toddler, will run a mother–baby therapy group. But on the first day she gets an anonymous note from one of the mothers:
The baby killer is going to strike again. Soon.
Then a series of small harassments begins.
Is it an attempt to warn Dean off? Or could the threat be serious? A child was murdered in Riley once before.
I would love to hear what you received in the mail lately!