Monday, July 20, 2020

Mailbox Monday - July 20

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.

How is it Monday again? Oh, right. Every day seems the same now that we are pretty much trapped in our houses together. LOL! Sometimes you just have to make a joke to lighten the mood. We are blessed to be healthy, so that's a good thing.

After a rough week, I drove to visit my mother-in-law so that my brother-in-law and sister-in-law could have a break. She had been with them since March and they haven't gone anywhere considering the pandemic. I'm not sure I would want to camp in the middle of a heat wave, but I am sure the change of pace is good.

As for me, I'm enjoying my new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Unlimited. I've even watched a movie or two. With the gift card from my birthday, I bought the following two cookbooks that arrived this week.

I scooped up these two Kindle freebies.

I promoted this book when it first came out, but never had a chance to read it for the tour.

These are the books I grabbed through Kindle Unlimited. The first one I grabbed for curiosity's sake. I have a three-month free trial. If I don't read anything off my list, then I will cancel before October.

I have two more books arriving this week. I'm in the middle of reading one that will take me a while, so I will probably need to break off and read the next book I have scheduled for review in August.

That's it from my neck of the woods. What did your mailbox hold? Anything good you would like to share?


  1. Enjoy your week and your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Thanks, Laurel. Appreciate all your food pictures.

  2. LOVE my bread machine.

    I just made some delicious bread today.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Cheryl.

    1. I don't use my bread machine nearly enough. Elizabeth. I hope this book changes that.

  3. I'm curious about Fixate so I'll look it up on Goodreads. Enjoy your Fire. I really like mine!

    1. Thanks, Mary. For a while, I was following her 21-day fix program, but the exercise is too intense for me. I still like tracking calories and reducing what I eat, though.

      Loving my Fire so far.

  4. Hi Cheryl,

    Lockdown is getting to be the new normal for so many of us now, that there are going to be some real issues when it finally ends and we have to face the big wide world again!

    My nephew-in-law began making his own bread (no machine) long before lockdown, so whilst my niece has been working from home, he has been furloughed and left with looking after a 5 and 2 year old for almost 4 months. I think the 5 year old knows the exact recipe for several different types of bread and just how to make it!

    I can't read more than one book at a time, so I have to time my reading really well, with any Blog Tour or review commitments I accept. It's just something I have never been able to do!

    I quite like the sound of 'Above The Bridge' and if it was a freebie, then so much the better!

    Thanks for the interesting post and enjoy your week :)


    1. Yvonne, we are doing pretty well here in MA, but the fall might be another story.

      How neat that his little one has learned the recipe. Making bread is something fun to do together. I miss the days when my girls would bake with me.

      I can only read more than one book at a time if they are totally different, usually nonfiction and fiction. It becomes too confusing otherwise.

      Thanks for visiting.

  5. Looks like you are really enjoying the new kindle.
    My hubby went through a few years of bread and pizza making but it added pounds and we had to stop!
    It is nice of you to give your in-law family a break.
    Continue to stay safe and enjoy your reading!