Monday, September 1, 2014

Mailbox Monday - Sept 1

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.

Well, it sure has been a while. We're home from Disney and I'm trying to get this blog back on track. It's been tough because I've been working more than I thought I would be right now.

I haven't been taking on many new books to review, so my incoming mail has slowed down. This one arrived while we were on vacation.

Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don’t always realize is that Wilder’s books are autobiographical. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura’s real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography, complete with charming illustrations, points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. It’s a fascinating story of a much-celebrated writer.

I bought the following one right before we went away. I've been wanting to read this series for a long time.

Some summers are just destined to be pretty

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer — they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

What did you receive in your mailbox?


  1. I love the Summer series! Hope you do too. And you went to Disney- how fun!
    Have a great reading week :)

  2. I love the Summer series! Hope you do too. And you went to Disney- how fun!
    Have a great reading week :)

  3. Hi Cheryl,

    Whilst I have of course, heard of Laura Ingalls Wilder (we did get to see 'Little House On The Prairie' over here in the UK), I have never read any of her books. Your lovely piece and my subsequent online research, has persuaded me that perhaps I should.

    I hope that you had a great time at Disney (which one I wonder?). Hubbie and I are both Disneyholics and have visited Disneyworld Orlando over 20 times over the past 25 years. Finances and personal circumstances have meant that we have been unable to spend either of the last 2 Christmas's there ... and that is proving a difficult pill to swallow! ... Oh Well! Maybe one day we shall make it back!

    Have a great week,


  4. I think Little Author in the Big Woods sounds great!