Just got back from vacationing in Wildwood, NJ. Which was why I've been missing in action. Been busy enjoying bikeriding on the boardwalk, playing with the waves in the ocean and soaking in some sun.
I also have lots of giveaways happening this month. Check my left sidebar for these and enter the ones you like. :-)
This is what came in while I was away:
Spy school, poison pens, exploding muffins, and Night Witches were all a part of World War II, but you won't learn that in your history books! Crack open secret files and read about the mysterious Ghost Army, rat bombs, and doodle bugs. Discover famous spies like the White Mouse, super-agent Garbo, and baseball player and spy, Moe Berg. Then build your own secret agent kit and create a spy code. It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files of History. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden...
And I got this free audio book from Downpour.com:
From Jodi Picoult, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the centre of Picoult's much anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.
Alice is a researcher studying memory in elephants, and is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf - the mother's powerful protective instincts and her newborn's unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat, as long as she obeys one important rule: she must only observe and never interfere.
Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Alice will risk her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent's love.
Read and reviewed:
The Virtues of Oxygen by Susan Schoenberger (reviewed by Sandra, with giveaway)
New monthly meme on LCR:
Listen Up! Monthly Link-Up for Your Audiobook Reviews (Are you reviewing audiobooks? Be sure to link them up so other bloggers can read them too.)
Wellness Feature Post:
Interview with Pamela Clemens, co-founder of Day by Day Beauty products (with giveaway)