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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy July!  It's starting out very happy over here @ Art @ Home!  I was paired with the very sweet Wendi from All Who Wander for the swap, and she nailed it, let me tell ya!

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First of all, she noticed my love for iced tea on my blog and sent me some yummy Tazo Iced Passion. YAY!  It's been 100 degrees here today, and I can't wait to try it.  :D

Here are the books she sent me *drumroll, please*:

The House at the End of Hope Street and Love Letters to the Dead are both on my Goodreads Wish List.  *squee*  I can't wait to read them!

I'm very intrigued with the short story collection, Pretty Monsters.  From Kelly Link's website:

Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving. They leave the reader astonished and exhilarated.

Since I read and enjoy Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, I feel confident I'll enjoy these stories!

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Thanks, Wendi!  I'm sure I will!!!

Please stop by and say hi to Wendi, and visit Chaotic Goddess Swaps….and don't miss out on the next swap!  

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Thanks for hosting, Angie and Beth!

Until next time…

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. yay! books and tea! I am sure you have a comfy chair (and a furry friend to share it with)

  2. Enjoy your reads. They look interesting. I just received two books from friends today that are on my list……..The Invention of Wings and The Goldfinch. Have you read either?
    Happy reading!

  3. I am sooooo excited that you love your book, and super curious about Love Letters to the Dead!

  4. I’ve been enjoying my iced tea today too, soooo hot here! Great summer reads and swap.
    Enjoy and Happy Fourth................

  5. Yay- go Wendi! Those all look so fun- I can't wait to hear how you like them. I do not envy your 100 degrees, though...too hot!

  6. I'm so jealous that she sent you the Iced Passion Tea- I'm obsessed with it (: The books look awesome as well. I also did the swap and I'm waiting for my package to arrive- can't wait!

  7. You can never go wrong with tea! Great package, I had so much fun participating in this swap!

  8. Whoot...enjoy those with a nice glass of tea!


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