Mailbox Monday 13th December to 19th December 2010
"Mailbox Monday" is the brainchild of Marcia at The Printed Page.
Mailbox Monday is now on a blog tour. November's host was Knitting and Sundries. December's host is Lady Q at Let Them Read Books! So be certain to stop by her blog and show her some love!
"In My Mailbox" is hosted by The Story Siren.
Every week we will post about what books we have that week (via your mailbox/library/store bought)! Everyone that agrees to participate will try to visit each other's list and leave comments! Everyone is welcome to join! You can join at anytime and you DO NOT have to participate every week.
All my books are from the local library in Carnegie, Melbourne. No purchases of any books were made. Several wins have come in but these are all being posted direct to my home in Sri Lanka.
Robin Maxwell's The Wild Irish is described as a stunning portrait of the end of Queen Elizabeth's reign set against the backdrop of the Irish conflict. Having read so much about Elizabeth herself I thought reading about the end of her reign would be a nice change
This book was one which was recommended on several book blogs which I follow. It was also one I never thought I would be able to get my hands on. From October it has had so many reservations on it, that it was almost a miracle that it was there and no one had taken it. I just grabbed it!
Kristina Olsson's The China Garden was a book which I had not come across on any of the blogs I read. An impulse choice. I also liked the cover!
Having read her books before this was one on my TBR pile and I am really looking forward to this one. This book has been shortlisted for both the Man Booker and The Orange Prize.
My first introduction to Anita Brookner was with Dolly which I liked very much. I haven't read any others despite her being quite a prolific writer so I am looking forward to this one.
I do hope everyone had a very good Mailbox and that you will find time for reading and relaxation this week. Most of you have very hectic schedules and even reading about the stuff that people do makes me realize that most of you are very good managers of time!