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Filling the Shelf – 178

Posted by on August 31, 2015 2:52 am in Book talk | 5 comments

Filling the Shelf – 178

Filling the Shelf simply is Mailbox Monday, but with a title that suits my blog! If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, click away! (but beware, visiting other mailboxes will probably add to your neverending wishlist!)

Happy Monday everyone!

I missed Mailbox Monday last week after the blog encountered WordPress’ Incredible Blank Screen of Doom! Fortunately once we figured out what was wrong, it was actually a quick fix. It came at a good time, too; with the end of our summer vacation, I was happy with taking a longer break from the blog. Now I’ve got plenty of reviews to write (which we all know, I’ll never catch up with!)

Lots of books arrived in the previous weeks – kind of the best way to celebrate a birthday, isn’t it?

First, the fiction; I’ve been waiting a long while for Armada and The Stars Never Rise! Nova sounds super interesting, and I heard a lot of good about The Art of Fielding.

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Armada by Ernest Cline – The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

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Nova by Margaret Fortune – The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Also, I got some new coloring books! My collection has slowly been growing, I love it! These are super nice, and it’s different from all the flowers and butterflies I’ve been coloring so far.

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Fantastic Cities by Steve McDonald, Splendid Cities by Rosie Goodwin & Alice Chadwick, Secret Paris by Zoe de Las Cases

What books did you recently add to your shelves?

 

Wordless Wednesday – Butterfly on Butterfly

Posted by on August 26, 2015 3:06 am in My work | 3 comments

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Botanical Garden of Montreal, April 2015

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Wordless Wednesday – Butterflies Dreams

Posted by on August 19, 2015 1:43 am in My work | 5 comments

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Botanical Garden of Montreal, April 2015

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News from the Curio – 19

Posted by on August 17, 2015 1:11 am in Book talk | 5 comments

Good Monday everyone!

 

Hope you had a great summer week! I’m feeling all happy and well rested after the Man and I got to spend a few days in the woods last week! We rented a cabin in a lovely location for the occasion. It was small (but perfect for two) and candlelit, and we ate lots of grilled sausages and s’mores. We had rain almost every day, but it didn’t stop us from exploring when the rain quieted down. It was so much fun! The place was quiet and the air smelled good. It’s amazing to discover such enchanting spaces this close to home. We certainly want to go back!

I took lots of pictures while there of course, both on my phone and my camera. I made a set of my instagram shots; the very last one is the cabin where we stayed (click on the set to see it a little bigger!) Isn’t it charming?

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Another week, another batch of new books! This never gets old, does it?

2 paperbacks and 2 ebooks. Beautiful Ruins and September Girls had been on my wishlist for a while, so I’m looking forward to cracking them open.

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The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis – Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

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September Girls by Bennett Madison – Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

What books did you recently add to your shelves?

 Filling the Shelf simply is Mailbox Monday, but with a title that suits my blog! If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, click away! (but beware, visiting other mailboxes will probably add to your neverending wishlist!)