Happy last Monday of 2015! Thank you to our hosts of Mailbox Monday and It’s Monday! What are you reading? to allow us to share what we’re up to each Monday and the books that have entered our world.
For Mailbox Monday, I thought I’d share the non-fiction books I received for Christmas. We’ll leave the fiction for next week 😉 First though is a prize I won from Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Newtown, Sydney via Instagram. Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins not only has a cool cover, but it sounds like an original read too. It is set in the near future where water is prized and finding a water diviner might tear Luz and Ray apart…
I was very lucky to receive three non-fiction books for Christmas. Bird Minds by Gisela Kaplan
is about native Australian birds – how smart they are and how they behave. It’s pretty scientific but the parts I’ve read are really interesting. Adam Spencer’s World of Numbers isn’t just facts, there are quite a few brainteasers there too. There are also facts and figures about the elements of the periodic table, but it’s written in an easy to understand fashion. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki’s science books are a holiday staple – his latest is Dr Karl’s Short Back & Science. I really like these quirky science stories and I can’t wait to find out the weight of a cloud…
If you want to check out more exciting bookshelves, do drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies. Overseen by Vicki (I’d Rather Be at the Beach), Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) and Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit), I’m sure you’ll find many books for the wish list!
What I Read Last Week:
By My Side by Lizzy Chandler
What I’m Reading at the Moment:
(I have 3 minutes left!)
Swimming Home by Mary-Rose MacColl
Something from the Christmas pile…