Mailbox Monday – 6/26

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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.

Tell us about your new arrivals by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky at mailboxmonday.wordpress.com.

Ebook

I picked up one Kindle freebie this week.

Mailbox Monday – 6/26Elusive by Sara Rosett
Published by the author on August 30, 2012
Source: Purchased
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 326
Format: eBook
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Zoe Hunter loves living on the edge. Free-spirited and spontaneous, she’s built a life stringing together various freelance gigs that keep her bank account barely in the black.

But when her ex, Jack, goes missing along with several million dollars from his business and the FBI zeros in on her as a person of interest, Zoe’s life goes from delightfully unpredictable to downright frightening.

Plunged into a world of fake identities, deception, and murder, she’s afraid to trust anyone. Zoe impulsively skips town in a search for answers that takes her from Las Vegas to Italy, but instead of tracking down answers, she only uncovers more questions.

Who was Jack? Is he dead or did he fake his disappearance? And, what was he mixed up in—art theft, the mafia, espionage, or all three?

 

Thursday’s Tale: The Dog and the Shadow

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Ernest Griset (1874)

My poor puppy has a nasty hot spot. I’m picking up some prednisone and powder for him this afternoon, so it should be cleared up in a week or so. But that’s why I was thinking about dogs today and I knew Aesop has several fables featuring dogs.

A dog had stolen a piece of meat out of a butcher’s shop and was crossing a river on his way home, when he saw his own shadow reflected in the stream below. Thinking that it was another dog with another piece of meat, he resolved to make himself master of that also. But in snapping at the supposed treasure, he dropped the bit he was carrying, and so lost all.

It is not wise to be too greedy.

Can’t you just see a dog doing that? Not my dog, of course, because he’s not a big fan of water and probably wouldn’t have been crossing the stream in the first place. Of course, he also wouldn’t have been able to save the meat until he got home; he would have devoured it immediately. Some people are like that dog too though, not content with what they have and always wanting what someone else owns.

Thursday’s Tales is a weekly event here at Carol’s Notebook. Fairy tales, folktales, tall tales, even re-tellings, I love them all. Feel free to join in.

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