Hello, Readers! I hope you had a restful weekend. Mine was pleasantly filled with general errands, which my family worked on together. Nothing terribly exciting, but I am definitely okay with that!
Today’s post, which showcases a few of the books I recently acquired, will be linked to both Mailbox Monday and Library Loot
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post – feel free to steal the button – and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week.
Recent Library Checkouts:
📚 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – Historical Fiction; Audiobook
Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.
📚 Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw – Historical Classic
An idealistic professor transforms an unsophisticated Cockney girl into a refined young lady in this classic drama set in turn-of-the-century London.
📚 The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern – Contemporary, Magical Realism
A mesmerizing story about how tomorrow can change what happens today…
Other Random Things In My Mailbox:
📱 It’s not entirely relevant, but I got a new phone case last week! I wish I could share a picture of it with y’all because it really is lovely, but unfortunately, I use my phone to take all of the pictures for my blog, and I didn’t think about it until after I had my phone in the case.
📓 I’m a sucker for all kinds of notebooks – especially when they’re cute! I’ve been looking for an address book (yes, the physical kind, where you write things down by hand), but I cannot find them anywhere that isn’t extremely expensive! My mom suggested that I make my own, so one of the adorable notebooks shown below (alongside a new pair of gardening gloves I picked up on the same trip) is going to be transformed into an address book.
🧶 The last fun thing in my mailbox this week is a set of stitch markers. As I mentioned in last week’s Yarn Along post, I’m looking to do a crochet for charity project, and I think that these will help a lot. One of my biggest issues with crochet (as opposed to knitting) is knowing exactly where I started the round, if I’m not crocheting flat. Hopefully this will help me keep everything in place. In the past, when I needed to mark something in a knitting project, I’ve used everything from paper clips to bobby pins, so I’m looking forward to using something that was actually designed for that purpose and shouldn’t snag!
Do you have any new books for this week? Are you expecting anything exciting to come in your mailbox soon?
Until the next chapter,