Sunday, January 24, 2016

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? for Jan 25

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

My big news this week is that we just got a 3-month old puppy: Boxer and Husky mix! My son has been asking for 2 years now and we finally relented. I would have liked a smaller dog but alas Rocky seems to be the perfect dog for our family. We love this new addition to our family. He is a fun-loving smart dog that is easy to train... although we are a little sleep-deprived.

Some great books in my mailbox this past week:

This one is touring with iRead Book Tours in March.

Newspaper Boys Always Deliver by Joseph Gulesserian

A Personal Journey into Pop and Technological change in the last Fifty Years.

In Newspaper Boys Always Deliver, Gulesserian takes us on a captivating adventure by combining personal essays and historical insights for an enlightening look at how we got here, and the earlier inventions that paved the way for current cutting-edge technologies. While exploring pop-culture trends, unexpected impacts, and memorable moments in time, this collection of thought-provoking and humorous reflections paints a fascinating picture of the changes half a century can bring—and its implications for what could be just around the corner.

In just fifty years, Western culture has gone from culture to techno-culture—from the swinging sixties to rap, encyclopedia to Wikipedia, slide rule to artificial intelligence.

Newspaper Boys Always Deliver, shares a personal journey of how we got here, in a Book that delivers an eclectic plethora of knowledge, controversy and humorous entertainment in a newspaper format.

Bought for 0.99 on Kindle:
Of course, the book cover just pulled me in.

The Dusk Gate Chronicles Omnibus Edition Books 1-4 by Breeana Puttroff

What would you sacrifice to find true love and save a kingdom? 

For the first time ever, the beloved Dusk Gate Chronicles are together in one special boxed-set edition! 

Quinn Robbins is about to go on an adventure that will change her life, and alter the future of two worlds. 

This specially priced boxed set includes the first four books, which together tell the complete story of Quinn's discovery of Eirentheos, and finding her place in her own destiny.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Posts From Last Week:

At the Sharp End of Lightning by N.R. Bates (fantasy and realism)

Kings or Pawns: The King (Book 1) by J.J. Sherwood (sci-fi fantasy)

Up Next:

Not sure, I'm still finishing up some non-fiction books and Lauren Carr's mystery novel that I am thoroughly enjoying.

Stop by and enter my giveaways!

Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. What a cute puppy! And I agree, that's quite the cover on The dusk Gate Chronicles. Love it!

    Have a nice week!

  2. Hi Laura,

    Rocky is so cute, although I'm so pleased that I am not the one having to train him, as he looks like a bundle of mischief :)

    I also agree about the cover art of 'The Dusk Gate Chronicles', although as not much of a fantasy lover, I probably wouldn't be swayed enough to buy it.

    'Newspaper Boys Always Deliver' sounds like one of those great coffee table books you can dip in and out of and always find something interesting to start a conversation about, definitely my favourite of your featured titles this week.

    Thanks for sharing and have a good week :)


  3. Cute puppy! What fun, but all that training should keep you busy.

    Gorgeous cover on The Dusk Gate Chronicles....enjoy.

  4. Agree The Dusk Gate Chronicles is very inviting. Oh what a gorgeous puppy, your son must be so delighted.

    1. My son is now sleeping through the night because he does not feel as anxious as he used to. He loves his dog and the feeling is mutual. It's like therapy for him. So happy we finally found the right dog.

  5. What a cutie! Who could resist those eyes?

    1. Yep...and we all know the expression "puppy eyes". We just melt...

  6. Rocky looks adorable! Looks like he has a lot of personality. Enjoy having him in the family and have a good week.

  7. Rocky is just adorable! What a sweet addition to your family. Love the cover of the Dusk Gate Chronicles:)

  8. Rocky looks adorable, I can see why you guys just had to have him! The Dusk Gate Chronicles sound good, I've not heard of them before.

  9. Rocky is adorable! Enjoy your new books. They look fabulous!

  10. What a cute addition to your family Laura.. Rocky is adorable

  11. Aw, Rocky is a cutie! Boxer/huskie mix should be a great dog.

    Newspaper Boys Always Deliver looks really good. Reminds me of a couple books by Tom Standage about technology/history.

    Have a great reading week!

  12. I love the cover on Dusk. Enjoy your new books and thank you for stopping by my blog.

    The Truth About Books.

  13. What a cute pup! I hope you enjoy him...and your books.

  14. Cute dog even though I am not a dog lover. :)

    ENJOY your books and reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  15. Congratulations on your new puppy! He looks precious. When I first got married, I had to get a puppy to keep me company and make me feel safer. They really are great therapy! :)

    I have to agree with you on the cover of The Dusk Gate Chronicles! That is gorgeous, and the price can't be beat, either.

  16. Have fun with the new puppy! He looks adorable.


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