Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday

 Amazing, funny, talented, foolish....what an assortment!
  

Oh, blessed relief!  We are due some rain and a cool front!  What a timely gift, as children have started back to school and won't be suffering from heat exhaustion on the buses!

I received a review ebook of Kristina Ohlsson's The Chosen in July.  And since I enjoyed it, decided to begin with the first in the series featuring Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht.  Thanks to the library, I was able to pick up Unwanted, Silenced (reviewed on my book blog), and The Disappeared (which I haven't reviewed yet.  

Ohlsson fits right in with some of my other favorites in the Scandinavian Crimegenre.
Right now, I'm reading The Six:  The Lives of the Mitford Sisters.  My background on the Mitfords was limited:  Nancy as the author of Love in a Cold Climate, Diana as the beauty who married Oswald Mosley, the fascist--that was about the extent of my knowledge.  The sisters are iconic and are frequently alluded to in fiction, and of course, the subject of many nonfiction accounts.  When NetGalley offered the book for review, I decided to learn more about these sisters whose lives are almost stranger than fiction.

 The Six appears to be a reissue in ebook format of Thompson's 2015 book Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

Outgoing Mail


postcard to Suzie



10 comments:

  1. Wonderful outgoing mail, Jen! You make so many happy mail days for people!

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  2. We fought heat and humidity and mosquitoes on duty this morning. But I'd do it again if it meant that BR weren't suffering so much right now. It's really bad there.

    Your mail is its usual fabulous work. I'd like to read one of the Mitford sisters books. I'll have to check the library for the older book. There's an interesting PBS documentary about them that I'm going to start with.

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    1. Oh, I am worried about BR. The situation is scary! Are you OK in your area, Mary?

      There are quite a few books about the Mitfords, and I will be checking to see what our library has available.

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  3. Love that elephant!
    The youngest of the Mitford girls, Debo, only died a couple of years back. They're nearer in time than we think...

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    1. What a family! I have seen them referenced time and time again, both in novels and in nonfiction about WWII, but really had no idea about their lives.

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  4. Love, love your outgoing mail art! It's beautiful! I wish I was more of an adventurous reader. I tend to stick with old books that I've read before. Hmmmm, maybe someday I'll write about those books on my blog. They might be sorta obscure... I hate to admit to not really picking up a book in quite a while-funny-going to libraries is one of my fav things to do! And I always leave with a humongous stack of books! (art books, home dec books, animals...etc)

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    1. The library is always an adventure. If I don't find the books I'm looking for, I usually find something else. The only thing I hate is the crick in my neck from looking at titles on the shelves. It is funny to see all library patrons' heads at an angle as they read the titles. :)

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  5. I hope since there was no flooding in your area. Worried about you -- take care.

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  6. I hope since there was no flooding in your area. Worried about you -- take care.

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