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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We went to the ToonSeum on Saturday and David picked up a book that I’m planning on reading too.

Mailbox Monday“Happy Days!”: A Humorous Narrative in Drawings of the Progress of American Arms 1917–1919 by Alban B. Butler Jr.
Published by Osprey Publishing on November 22, 2011 (first published 1928)
Source: Purchased
Genres: History, Humor
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover
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Originally published on the ten-year anniversary of the Armistice, "Happy Days!" features a collection of more than 100 original cartoons drawn by noted illustrator Cpt. Alban B. Butler, Jr., who served as aide-de-camp for Major General Charles Pelot Summerall in 1918. Butler chronicled his tour of duty by creating scores of cartoons that capture life in the trenches of World War I. Butler donated his drawings and sketches to the Society of the First Division AEF (now The First Division Museum), which published them in 1928.

These images, at once humorous and touching, saucy and direct, capture the events of France in spring 1918. Today, many of these images might well seem politically incorrect. Some even might call them offensive. But, taken in context, Butler's cartoons reveal the stress, struggles, and situations that grunts dealt with every day. From dealing with language barriers, foreign foods, and alien customs to waiting for the German offensive and fighting in the trenches, Butler captures the tenor of life for American GI's during the Great War.

Descriptive captions accompany each of Butler's panels, helping to put the images into context. The book features an original foreword by Major General Summerall and an original introduction by the SFD. This edition also will feature a new preface from the First Division Museum. It will make a perfect gift for collectors and humorists alike.

I forgot to include A Winter’s Tale in my mailbox a couple weeks ago. It was a win from Maureen’s Books.

Mailbox MondayA Winter's Tale by Carrie Elks
Series: Shakespeare Sisters #2
Published by Piatkus Books on November 28, 2017
Source: Won
Genres: Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
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Struggling film student Kitty Shakespeare is determined to make the most of her new job as nanny to major producer Everett Klein's son, Jonas. It might not be exactly the career she'd hoped for when she moved from London to LA, but thanks to her habit of freezing up in interviews, this is her last chance to impress a key player in Hollywood - if she can get this right, then surely he'll take a moment to look at her work. However, what Kitty hasn't allowed for is Everett's sexy-as-hell brother, Adam - but love at first sight this is not.

Adam Klein may be sexy, but he's also gruff and rude and in no way ready to make a fool of himself over the nanny - not after the year he's had. All he wants to do hole up in his cabin and hide from the brother who destroyed his life. If only he could find it easier to ignore the way Kitty makes his heart race . . .

As Christmas approaches, Kitty and Adam come to realise that the course of true love never does run smooth - and just maybe, it's more interesting that way...

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