It was a bit of an odd week around here mail-wise. I know that mail can get rather backed up after a national holiday and perhaps that accounts for it. But days went by after Memorial Day when all we got in the mailbox was the grocery store circular. Seriously! Not even bills arrived. So you know something dire was going on. My anniversary present didn't arrive (much to my husband's chagrin since he is teased annually about his ability to gift something to me without it ever appearing in my possession--although the deck furniture from two years ago did finally materialize a week ago). And certainly no books were forthcoming. I thought it would be a mopey, sad Monday mailbox. But finally the universe seems to have righted itself and real mail started coming again. Here's last week's few:
The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
I was thrilled when I received the e-mail saying that this one was coming since I bought and inhaled the lovely confection that was Hale's Austenland when it first came out. I'm hoping this one has the same fun, lightheartedness to it that that one did.
The Link by Colin Tudge
Oddly enough, this one came twice and I given that I keep pretty meticulous records to make sure I only request things once, I have no idea what sort of snafu occurred to have it arriving here twice. I am (apparently doubly) interested to read it especially given the media coverage of the find that almost wasn't revealed to the world.
As always, if you'd like to check out the goodies that other people found in their mailboxes, check out The Printed Page where Marcia kindly hosts this meme every week.