Monday, May 14, 2018

Mailbox Monday - May 14

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice weekend and, those who celebrated it, a lovely Mother's Day. In true real estate fashion, I attempted to take at least one of the weekend days off and failed. It's the spring market, so I spent part of Saturday negotiating an offer and showing properties and some time on Sunday finalizing an offer and talking to people about land I have listed. Other than that, I did make my way into the garden--the one I have totally ignored for at least two years--to do some cleaning up. I'm buying a crop cage today and hopefully will have the garden ready to plant by the end of the month.

These are the books I purchased at our local library's book sale.

I rarely buy fiction at book sales these days because I have boxes and boxes of unread books here. These are all great research materials for my writing or on topics of interest to me. 

What was in your mailbox this week? What's the weather been where you are: good to get outside and spring clean or better to hunker down with a warm beverage and read. 


  1. I must that book sales at our local library are always successful and well supported, although the books are not always in the greatest of condition, so I generally try to refrain from visiting, as like yourself, I have so many boxes of books, still unread and cluttering up my home office and several other rooms in the house!

    This library had obviously received an entire new collection of history books by the looks of things and , you have a lovely collection to browse from time to time!

    Thanks for sharing and try not to work too hard, although it is good that you are busy in the present business climate :)


  2. Love these books, Cheryl.

    I always had an interest in Abraham Lincoln and the West.

    ENJOY all of them.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Yvonne, I always find great research materials at our book sale. It's a true blessing. Elizabeth, I took a Civil War course in college--probably the best class I ever took.

    Thanks for visiting, ladies.

  4. I'm a sucker for a book of women's quotations!

  5. Now that is a fascinating group of books - rich history. Happy Reading!

  6. Book sales at the library are fantastic.

  7. Research books can be expensive so it's great to get them on sale! And as a writer they are indispensable.