Monday 14 June 2021

Mailbox Monday - June 14th

 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.

Happy Monday!
It's the Queen's Birthday long weekend here in New South Wales and we have been experiencing some beautiful weather; chilly in the morning but lovely sunny days.
The Book Fairies have been celebrating Pride month by leaving selected book around the world for people to find and read. In Australia thanks to Allen & Unwin we have been leaving copies of Out! How to be your authentic self by Miles McKenna and Leave Me Alone: A Memoir of me, myself and Trish by Christian Hull. If you check out The Book Fairies on Instagram they have lots of photos posted. Below are photos of where I left the books.

During the last month my youngest child had her Uni graduation ceremony and although she has been teaching all year it was nice to have the ceremony and the acknowledgement of all their hard work.

My older daughter is getting married at the end of the year so we have been busy attending wedding expos and wedding dress shops. 

Feedburner ( the system that delivers my updates by email) is closing in July so it was necessary to change to another system which I have completed last week.
As expected I have lost a lot of subscribers in the changeover so if you are reading this post and it didn't come through your email I would love you to subscribe through the form at the top right of my web page.

Books I've received and purchased over the last month

Received from Claire at Claire's Reads and Reviews.
 The Orchardist's Daughter by Karen Viggers 
The Goldminer's Sister by Alison Stuart 
Picked up from the Op shop:
The Lawson Sisters by Janet Gover
Murder on Mustique by Anne Glenconner 
Sent by publishers for review:
Good Indian Daughter by Ruhi Lee
138 Dates by Rebekah Campbell 
Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright  
The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey 
You Had it Coming by B.M. Carroll 
I would love to hear what books you've received in the mail recently! 


  1. Oooh I love that you're part of the Book Fairies, it's such a beautiful initiative in general but also love to now spread the word on great LGBTQ+ literature. I hope you have a lovely start to the week and do drop by my Monday postif you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

    1. I love being a book fairy it is a lot of fun trying to find interesting spots to leave the books.

  2. Nice that you are being part of the Book Fairies.
    Exciting times with graduation and wedding. Enjoy the days.
    Ack- I haven't made the feedburner change over yet. We'll see.
    Looks like a great book haul. Happy reading!

    1. It is nice to be involved in the wedding planning process with my daughter. The change over from Feedburner was causing me a lot of anxiety. I'm glad I've dome it now.

  3. Congratulations on the graduation & the upcoming wedding! Curious what you replaced Feedburner with - I still need to do mine :O

    1. Thanks Drey. The graduation was so nice and very well organised. I’m looking forward to the wedding and hope the weather isn’t too warm. I am now using The free version is quite limiting, all the free options in Feedburner are on the paid version, but it’s free so I will stick with it. They contacted me and set the whole thing up for me. I am technologically challenged so this suited me.

  4. Awww I hope Out! finds a good home. I read it and I think it will be such a great resource for young people who need it ❤️

  5. Nice on the graduation and wedding!!

    I hope your books are good ones....enjoy!!

  6. What a wonderful stack of books :-) Enjoy!