Mailbox Monday


photo-1534567406103-997f6c5e7f93Mailbox 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.

This is the beginning of week 2 with no school for my daughter and my offices officially are working remotely as of last week. I’ve worked at home for eight years, and while it can be challenging, the introvert in me enjoys the solitude. With my daughter home and (as of now) no concrete online class plans in place, we’re reviewing her curriculum up to now so she doesn’t forget what she’s learned. I’ve given her time during the day to do art as she wants and physical education (which is some times yoga, sometimes swim team workouts, and soon soccer practices).

She’s keeping busy, but I feel exhausted more than usual, especially as all my work content writing is focused on COVID-19. I hope that everyone is being safe, washing their hands, and spending quality time with their families and checking in on those who need it.

Now, what’s everyone been reading to take their minds off the outside world? 

Hope everyone had a good week. Tell us about your new books by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky below:


Be sure to stop back later this week for Books That Caught Our Eye.

9 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday

  1. I was pleasantly surprised to hear my grandchildren here in Florida (Bay County) have online classes to attend or school work to complete each day. My daughter just has to juggle tablet and computer time for all three and herself if she ends up working from home.
    I can well imagine it is a challenge for all of the parents dealing with their children at home. Time to pull out board games and crafts!
    Mary said it well — Hang in there!

    • I think MD officials thought it would be a 2 week break and then back to school. This is the second week, so I’m hoping that they are working on a digital curriculum. I have done my best while working. I prepare math for her to do in the mornings, then she reads for an hour, then I send her into the yard with a science observation project. She does art and PE in the afternoon and watches an educational documentary with me at lunch. We do board games in the evening and crafts, but work is hard to juggle with it all

  2. The outside world seems like quite a scary place right now and hopefully when we all come out of this on the other side, it will be a much nicer place!

    I really feel for all you parents who are trying to juggle all the balls of working from home and keeping your children entertained – my admiration goes out to you!

    Stay Safe 🙂


  3. I totally understand where you are coming from. Gee, I have time at home instead of running around. Oh, this is so depressing and I don’t even feel like writing or doing things I thought I would do if I had more time on my hands.

    The governor of Mass just ordered non-essential businesses closed. The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke where my father-in-law is has its first positive case. The news just keeps getting worse.

    I pray you and your family stay safe and healthy.

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