News from the Curio – 13

Posted by on August 31, 2014 9:52 pm in Book talk | 15 comments

Filling the Shelf – 155

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!)

Hello hello dear readers!

Great books arrived home this week! Two horror YA novels I had been eyeing for some time, in perfect timing for the R.I.P.! I can’t tell you how excited I am for this time of the year!

And also, two books (Animals and The Pink Hotel) from the library. Animals is a novel I discovered a few weeks ago while perusing the Mailbox Monday posts; I wish I could remember who’s blog featured it, but for whoever it was : thank you for the inspiration! I am starting it right now!


Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff – The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco


Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth – The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard

What books did you recently add to your shelves?


The end of summer


I know the calendar will have you believe that summer isn’t over; but for me, summer has always ended with the first of September. I’m pretty sure there’s many of us feeling like this, after years of going back to school as August ended. I’m not going back to school anymore, but it still feels like summer ends and fall begins at this time of the year!

It also coincides with the end of the Man’s vacation, sadly! We had a great two weeks of not doing much and spending a lot of time together – much needed time, if you ask me! I’m hoping, for the both of us, that when going back to work, things will be a little less crazy than they were and that we’ll get to see each other more; but I’ll be there to support him no matter what.

This weekend we did a one day trip to Burlington, Vermont. Had a stroll through the Farmer’s market and bought maple cotton candy (best.thing.ever!) Ate a burger and got chocolate and ice cream (we do love our sugar). Walked by the Lake Champlain, sat on rocks and enjoyed the sun. It had all the makings of a perfect day, and I absolutely loved it.

burlington 2014


  1. Great haul! I see several books that I want to check out…and I love that last street scene…enjoy!


  2. I’ve read Stothard’s Art of Leaving but not this title – enjoy.

  3. You might have got the lemming for Animals from me (I got it from The Writes of Woman) – not sure whether to apologise or high five you! It looks brilliant, doesn’t it?

  4. I hope your schedules aren’t too hectic!

    All of your titles are new to me but I’m intrigued by Animals.

  5. Great haul, Kay! I’m very interested in checking out Animals and will be looking out for your review. Sounds like you had a great vacation. Awesome shot of Burlington! And maple cotton candy….yum.

  6. The Pink Hotel looks cute.

    The Girl From The Well looks good.

    ENJOY all your books.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  7. Those are all new to me. Sounds like you had a great weekend!

    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  8. I love Burlington and Lake Champlain (remember I said we honeymooned there)? Thanks for the lovely pic.

  9. I love the photo. Sounds like you had a nice time. Enjoy your new books!

  10. Girl from the Well sounds good. Glad to hear you had a great time.

  11. The Girl From The Well sounds good,enjoy! your reads.

  12. Ooh, Paper Valentine looks awesome!

  13. Hi Kay,

    That would also be our idea of a perfect day out, right down to the food choices!

    Summer has made something of a comeback this week, with a mini heatwave going on and apparently we are looking set for a good September on the whole. It is a shame that the nights are drawing in though, as that is the real giveaway that Autumn is just around the corner!

    I love the cover of ‘Paper Valentine’ , although there probably isn’t anything in your MM this week, that I would add to my own list … Sorry!

    I do hope that you enjoy them all though and don’t forget to fit in some of that all important ‘us’ time!


  14. Looks absolutely beautiful in that photo! I have to agree about feeling like summer has finally ended, a sad feeling. And Animals sounds like an interesting book, I will be looking out for your review.

  15. Sounds like you ended the summer in style!

    I love this time of year. I definitely love the summer most of all, but I also love the scramble of a new school year and preparing for fall to turn into winter. There is something magical about that sudden onset of urgency and shifts in fall. I guess it’s all just different forms of possibility.

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