Normally this would be the birthday edition of Mailbox Monday but with a lot of Australia suffering at the moment, it doesn’t seem quite right. We are okay here, with no fires close by. The biggest issue locally (which is minor overall) is that there is no access by road into the state due to fire. So fruit, vegetables and perhaps parcels could be in short supply this week. If you are interested in helping out but don’t know how, this article by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) offers some suggestions. There is also an online auction starting today (#AuthorsForFireys on Twitter) to support our firefighters, many who are volunteers. Many fantastic authors are involved.
Here are the books I received in the post recently:
The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay (released April) arrived from Scribe. It’s about Jean, a grandma who prefers animals to people. But then a pandemic sweeps the country, causing sufferers to understand the language of animals which becomes overwhelming. But when her son and granddaughter flee, she feels the need to follow them.
Wife After Wife by Olivia Hayfield (available 14th January) came from Hachette. It’s a modern-day retelling based on the life of Henry VIII – but he’s a billionaire businessman. This is a story of love, glamour and money…
If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.
It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Book Date. Click on the pictures to read more about the books.
What I read last week:
What I’m reading at the moment:
What I’ll be reading next: