Monday, April 7, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

Three terrific books came into my house last week, all different from each other:

The Founder's Find by Scott Frey. This is the first in a new YA "philosophical fantasy" series called Watchers of Worlds. See the trailer and read more about this absorbing new series on the author's website, here. The Kindle edition is on super sale right now for only $.99!

A Farm Dies Once a Year: A Memoir by Arlo Crawford. This is the personal story of one year on a family farm, inspired by Crawford's adult return to the organic farm in Pennsylvania where he grew up. The Kirkus review recommends it for "aspiring organic farmers" but I think "armchair farmers" ("farmer fantasists"?) like me will love it.

The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Benjamin Black. I've had my eye on this one because I love Raymond Chandler’s originals, Black's Dublin-based Quirke series, and the literary novels he writes under his own name, John Banville.


  1. I got A Farm Dies Once a Year too and can't wait to read it.

  2. A Farm Dies Once a Year is a great title! And I hope you review that Benjamin Black, since I'm curious about John Banville's detective fiction.

  3. I feel like everyone got A Farm Dies Once a Year except me, lol.


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