Mailbox Monday / Library Loot // November 23, 2020

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.

badge-4Library 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 and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week.

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Mailbox Monday Nov 23 2020

Library Materials

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  • Fix-It and Forget-It Best of Fall Recipes: Quick and Delicious Slow Cooker MealsFix it & Forget it Best of Fall Recipes
    • Nonfiction: Cookbooks
    • The best cookbook I have checked out from the library ever. It has so many recipes that sound delicious and don’t take unusual or expensive ingredients!


  • Unlocked (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8.5) by Shannon Messenger
    • Middle Grade Fantasy
    • Unlocked is even more interesting than I expected! 


  • The Lost CrownThe Lost Crown by Sarah Miller
    • Young Adult, Historical Fiction (end of the Romanov’s reign)
    • I’ve barely started this book, but I think it will move pretty quickly. I am intrigued by this YA take on the Romanov’s last summer. I talked about The Lost Crown a bit recently in Tackling the TBR #15.


  • The Grace of Enough by Haley Stewart
    • Nonfiction: Memoir, Christian (specifically Catholic) Living
    • I love reading this book’s take on the intersectionality of the Christian life and sustainability. It’s really fascinating, and I’m reading it slowly in order to really think about it as I read. Also because I keep getting sidetracked by random references, such as one to the hymn “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”, which the handbell group I was a part of in college performed. That rabbit trail led to this beautiful and haunting rendition:


  • Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 in 10 Minutes by Steven Holzner
    • Nonfiction: How to Code
    • Occasionally, very occasionally, I get the chance to write posts on our library intranet. Knowing HTML (or any other form of coding) is not required, but it definitely makes things easier. I know the very basics, but I’m looking for a boost, and this looks like a good place to start. 


  • Angels at the TableAngels at the Table (Angels Everywhere #7) by Debbie Macomber
    • Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Christmas
    • I’m also not very far into this audiobook, but I am enjoying it so far! It is quirky and innocent, which is exactly what I want to be reading at the moment!


Other New-To-Me Books


  • Eubeltic Quest (Eubeltic Realm #2)Eubeltic Quest (Eubeltic Realm #2) by Nadine Keels
    • Fantasy, but feels more like Historical Fiction
    • An eARC that I will read and review soon! This is a sequel to Eubeltic Descent, which I reviewed here.

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Have you gotten any new books recently? My library is stepping back to offering almost exclusively curbside service again this week, which I know will take a toll on our customers. It will be another adjustment in a year that just keeps coming. 

Have you read or at least heard of any of the books on my stack? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Until the next chapter,


4 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday / Library Loot // November 23, 2020

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  1. I think Fix It and Forget It would be the type of cookbook I would like… if I cooked.
    The bell rendition was lovely. I learned that hymn during my highschool church choir days. I was encouraged to go hear the words too, so thank you.
    I have learned a lot of HTML just from the blogs I have worked on. The book does look like a good resource.
    Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy all of your reading!

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    1. I am loving the Fix it & Forget it! About once a week I have time to try something new, and it is a great resource. I’m glad you enjoyed the hymn!
      Happy Thanksgiving!


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