Monday, 26 July 2021

Mailbox Monday - July 26th

 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!
 
We are still in lock down in NSW, Australia. I think it's been five weeks (I've lost track of all time). We are allowed to walk for exercise within 5 km of our home so the two book fairy drops that had been schedule in July still took place, leaving books around the parks and walking tracks. However the August drop has been postponed.
 
I haven't been doing a lot of reading but have resumed my knitting. I am making an afghan throw for Jay with 24 squares completed and 11 to go. Each square has a picture knitted into it.
 


 I also finished a little baby jacket that I was knitting from a review knitting book due to be released in August.



Books I've received and purchased over the last two weeks.


 
 
Birds of a Feather by Tricia Stringer (release date 29 Sept) 
 
 
 
Do any of the above peak your interest? What have you received in your mail box recently?
 
 

16 comments:

  1. You are so talented. Such colorful squares will make a nice afghan.

    Love your books this week. Hope you enjoy them.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. Very easy knitting which I can do whilst watching TV.

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  2. Oh wow that's some intense knitting! Admittedly I can only do the most basic of things, like making a scarf. 'The Eight Wonder' and 'Birds of a Feather' also have me intrigued! I hope you enjoy them and that your lockdown is over quickly!
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. No skill needed to knit these squares. I'm looking forward to Birds of a Feather. It's by one of my favourite authors.

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  3. Enjoy your indoor activities during lockdown. I spent all of 2020 (from March on) in lockdown and only went out once to the doctor's office!

    I am glad that I enjoy indoor activities!

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I'm lucky to be able to sit in our yard and soak in some winter sun whilst reading a book. I do miss seeing my children though.

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  4. This will be a colorful and beautiful afghan!

    You've got an interesting selection of books. The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer caught my eye, I'll have to check it out! Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. I'm looking forward to completing the afghan and will post a completed photo.

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  5. The Riveria House looks good.

    Enjoy all of your books and your knitting. Looks like you have been busy.

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    1. I'm reading The Riviera House now and loving it. Natasha Lester is such an accomplished author

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  6. I really like your picture squares. What a special gift.
    Christians, The Eighth Wonder, and The Riviera House all get my interest. Nice book haul.
    Happy Reading!

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    1. Christians interested me as soon as I saw it. My husband has grabbed it and is reading it now.

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  7. Love the knitting project pics. The Eighth Wonder looks like a good one. Enjoy.

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    1. I'm excited to post my finished picture of the afghan. Only 10 more squares to go!! I'm looking forward to reading The Eighth Wonder.

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  8. I have lost all sense of time and meaning in this lockdown 😂 I have no idea how long it's been! Very day-by-day in the Penguins household. I also recently received a copy of the Unusual Abduction, it sounds like a funny little read, I'm looking forward to it (and to hearing your thoughts on it, too!).

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    1. lack of the sense of time and lack of motivation are two things bringing me down. I function much better when I am really busy.

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