Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? for Feb 8

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.

So two weeks ago I announced that we got a puppy, and boy...has it been quite the journey so far. I now have another kid in the house! People take one look at my face and say, "Hang in there! It will get easier..." So it's starting to get easier and Rocky is getting used to our schedule and family life. :-) Mamma mia...

One new book in my mailbox this week! This one sounds so good. Just what I need...

A Year in the Company of Freaks by Teresa Neumann

It's 1972 and a seismic clash-of-cultures is rattling northern California. In the redneck town of Trinity Springs, rumors of hippies migrating up from San Francisco have residents bracing for an invasion. When Italian-American hometown boy and Berkeley graduate Sid Jackson is busted for growing pot on his deceased parents' farm, locals suspect the assault has begun. Will a crazy deferral program devised by the sheriff keep Sid out of prison? Or will a house full of eccentric strangers, a passionate love interest, and demons from his past be his undoing? A "disarmingly appealing" tale of discrimination, transformation and restoration, Freaks is bursting with intrigue, drama, comic relief and romance. Reviewers agree this five-star, coming-of-age classic "very much reflects the attitude and mood of the times."

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 Two Weeks:

To Be a Child by Debra Schoenberger (beautiful photography book!)

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  1. Oh, I love the look of A Year in the Company of Freaks...and also Emmy Nation. Great books that are calling to me.

    Enjoy...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. A Year in the Company of Freaks looks like a lot of fun!!

  3. A Year in the Company of Freaks sounds like it has got it all. Hope it is as good as it promises.

  4. This book looks fabulous. Love the cover. Hope you enjoy it.

  5. I read Emmy Nation and enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

  6. Those early days with a dog are an adjustment, for sure. And then its all good. We had our dog for 15+ years. I miss her :) I bet the Neumann book is entertaining!

    1. It's already getting easier, thank goodness. I've never had a dog so had no idea what to expect. :-)

  7. Getting a puppy really is almost like having another baby... it will get better soon. A Year in the Company of Freaks looks good. I'll look forward to your thoughts.

    1. You're so right! I'm already breathing easier...he's really a wonderful puppy. Such a friendly and loving personality.

  8. A Year in the Company of Freaks looks like it would be a fun read! I haven't heard of this one until today, but I love trying new things! Def adding this to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Reading!
    Punkie @Fluttering Hearts Reviews
    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Post

  9. Both of those books sound good...I'll have to check them out.

  10. ENJOY your books...I love the one with the typewriter on the cover.

    Have a great week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  11. "A Year in the Company of Freaks" sounds like quite a ride! I'll be interested to read what you think of it!

  12. Happy things are getting better with Rocky. One day at a time

  13. A Year in the Company of Freaks is going to be one of my picks for Books That Caught Our Eye on Wednesday.

  14. I hope the puppy is training nicely for you. A Year in the Company of Freaks does look like a fun read... and right at my college years too. :-) I have started Emmy Nation and like the heroine so far. Happy Reading!


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