Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

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I picked up one audible book this week.

Mailbox Monday – 7/25A Midsummer's Equation by Keigo Higashino
Narrator: P. J. Ochlan
Series: Detective Galileo #6
Published by Macmillan Audio on February 23, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Length: 11 hrs 38 mins
Format: Audiobook
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Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as "Detective Galileo," has traveled to Hari Cove, a once-popular summer resort town that has fallen on hard times. He is there to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, which has sharply divided the town. One faction is against the proposed operation, concerned about the environmental impact on the area, known for its pristine waters. The other faction, seeing no future in the town as it is, believes its only hope lies in the development project.

The night after the tense panel discussion, one of the resort's guests is found dead on the seashore at the base of the local cliffs. The local police at first believe it was a simple accident-that he wandered over the edge while walking on unfamiliar territory in the middle of the night. But when they discover that the victim was a former policeman and that the cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning, they begin to suspect he was murdered, and his body tossed off the cliff to misdirect the police. As the police try to uncover where Tsukahara was killed and why, Yukawa finds himself enmeshed in yet another confounding case of murder.


I also made the mistake of visiting NetGalley.

Mailbox Monday – 7/25Newspaper Hats by Phil Cummings
Illustrator: Owen Swan
Published by Charlesbridge on October 11, 2016
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 32
Format: eARC
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Georgie visits her Grandpa at the home where he lives, but he doesn’t always remember who she is. He does, however, remember how to make newspaper hats, and together they fold enough for all his friends. Touching moments portray the difficulties and nuances of memory loss from a child’s perspective, and an uplifting ending leaves readers with hope. A poignant and age-appropriate story about a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

Mailbox Monday – 7/25Hearing from God by David Stine
Published by Howard Books on January 3, 2017
Genres: Religion & Spirituality
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
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Pastor David Stine, the Senior Pastor at DC Metro Church, shares a five-step process to help you hear from God. Included is a practical and informational 40-day guide to understanding His will and discovering the path He has in store for your life.

Throughout his time as a Senior Pastor, members of his congregation have asked Pastor David Stine many questions about the Christian faith, but there is one that he continuously hears: “How do you make contact with God and hear His voice?”

In Hearing from God, Stine presents a five-step process based on the scientific method to help Christians grow in their ability to listen and hear God’s voice. This Scripture-based guide includes a 40-day devotional with curated Bible passages, questions for reflection, ideas for personal worship, and two-way journaling—everything you need to receive God’s message. Hearing from God is the perfect way for you to deepen your relationship with God and better understand His Word.

Mailbox Monday – 7/25Folktales on Stage by Aaron Shepard
Published by Shepard Publications on September 1, 2003
Genres: Folktale, Play
Pages: 180
Format: eBook
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Folktales on Stage is a collection of reader's theater scripts for young readers, adapted by award-winning children's author Aaron Shepard from his own folktale retellings. A wide variety of countries and cultures is represented, including Native America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia, Southeast Asia, and China. The scripts may be freely copied for educational, noncommercial purposes. While aiming mostly at ages 8 to 15, the collection features a full range of reading levels.

Mailbox Monday – 7/25Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon
Series: Gethsemane Brown Mysteries #1
Published by Henery Press on September 13, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 280
Format: eARC
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With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage's murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane's reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?

Mailbox Monday – 7/25Armstrong by Torben Kuhlmann
Published by NorthSouth on September 1, 2016
Genres: Childrens, Picture Book
Pages: 112
Format: eARC
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A long time ago a mouse learned to fly . . . and crossed the Atlantic. But what happened next? Torben Kuhlmann's stunning new book transports readers to the moon and beyond! On the heels of Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse comes Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon where dreams are determined only by the size of your imagination and the biggest innovators are the smallest of all. The book ends with a brief non-fiction history of human space travel from Galileo s observations concerning the nature of the universe to man's first steps on the moon."


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