Monday, 31 August 2020

Mailbox Monday & Life This Week - August 31st


 

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.

Life This Week is a meme created by Denyse Whelan Blogs where bloggers share snaps of what is currently happening in their lives.

Happy Monday!

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I'm so excited that it is officially the last day of winter today. We have been having some beautiful days but the nights have still been a little cold. I am not a lover of the cold weather and I'm happy to be looking forward to warm, even hot, days ahead.

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Ditto was again rushed to emergency last week with severe asthma and a double chest infection. His mother stayed with him and had to carry the burden of worry alone as due to covid-19 restrictions no one was allowed to visit, not even his father and sister. The doctors were amazing, so I've been told, and Ditto was a little trooper through-out the whole ordeal. He is home again now and running riot.

 


Our garden is beginning to bloom and we spent the last weekend gardening and planting new plants in the garden beds. We are also having a go at beans and tomatoes. We have had a little success with them before. 

We saw a very cute family of ducks on our walk during the week.

Books received over the last two weeks:
The mail has finally come through. I will be linking the book covers to Goodreads for the blurbs as there are a lot of books this week. 
 





 







I am looking forward to bringing you my reviews of the children's picture books from Empowering Resources. They are a publisher of high-quality children's picture books and junior novels that nurture, educate and empower children. Their aim is to encourage meaningful conversations in homes and in classrooms.

 

29 comments:

  1. I look forward to your reviews of the picture books as I am currently doing a course on writing children's picture books and didn't realise what went into it! I am struggling at times but learning! I like the sound of these ones. #lifethisweek

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    1. I’m looking forward to reading these ones. Good luck with your book. Let me know how you go.

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  2. The letters from Berlin keep catching my eye! Interested to know what you think

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    1. It’s set during WWII so I’m already feeling like I will love it.

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  3. I'm with you on the warm weather - can't wait! That looks like an awesome book haul! Looking forward to your reviews. Book mail is the best - just wish I didn't always have to pay for mine! :P Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Secondhand books shops are always an option Sanch. I get a lot of my books there.

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  4. So many interesting books here, I've been going back and reading some old favourites rather than new authors - I think I'm feeling a bit unsettled and need the knowledge that the book will live up to my expectation - too much disappointment around atm without adding books to it!

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    1. I turn to romance when I'm feeling down or stressed. I know I'm guaranteed a happy ending.

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  5. I have a couple of these books too! I am very much looking forward to them!

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  6. You got some pretty good looking books. Congratulations on that.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I live in the northern US and will squeeze every drop out of late summer and fall. With covid, etc I don't look forward to being stuck inside again this winter.

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    1. I hear you, Mary.

      I LOVE summer...not looking forward to winter and being stuck inside. I have tried to be outside EVERY day as much as I could.

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    2. Our winter’s are very mild. I really can’t complain. I feel the cold though, I would never survive where it snows.

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  8. Cute duck photo.

    LETTERS FROM BERLIN looks good.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  9. Enjoy your books and the upcoming warm weather!
    Poor Ditto, hope he's feeling better.

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    1. He is much better thanks. It was a glorious 28C today. ☀️☀️

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  10. Ooooh a good stash of books this week - there's a few there that look really interesting. Yay for spring & here's hoping Ditto stays well...asthma is tough, especially at this time of the year.

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    1. the mail has finally come through all at once. Ditto’s asthma should improve as the weather warms.

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  11. I'm glad Ditto is okay. Asthma can be so scary.
    Your flowers are lovely and I hope you enjoy your weather changing.
    So many good books for you and I love the several children's books.
    Happy Reading!

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    1. Asthma is scary. This was Ditto’s third hospital stay. His mum is on it though, she knows when he needs medical intervention. I’m looking forward to the children’s books.

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  12. Fantastic Mailbox, The Good Teacher sounds amazing but sadly not available in the UK.

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    1. Hopefully The Good Teacher will make it to the UK. We have some great authors in Australia.

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  13. What a great mailbox! I like the look of all your books, both the adult and children's. And I'm happy to hear Ditto is okay. It's scary to be sick today and to have to go to the hospital with all that's going on.

    We are heading into fall soon. I am not a fan of the cold either. I love summer. Stay safe and have a great week.

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    1. Fall and spring are the best seasons. Although I do love the sun and heat. We had a beautiful 28C today.

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  14. Gosh how worrying is asthma and any illness with kids which sends them to hospital. And hospital has changed (as it had to) with COVID conditions. The book pile looks interesting. I note the one with 'teacher' in the title. Thank you for linking up this week for #lifethisweek. Next week’s optional prompt is 36/51 Taking Stock #4 7.9.2020 and I hope to see you there too. Take care, stay safe and well. Denyse.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Denyse. I’m looking forward to The Good Teacher. Petronella is good with her twists so who knows how the story will go.

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