Sunday, December 12, 2010

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!

36 comments:

Mary said...

They all look good. I'm a fan of 84 Charing Cross Rd. Hope you enjoy it. My mailbox was empty so I didn't write a post this week.

Krishenka said...

I too love to read and read everynight in bed. I was given 16 boxes of books last summer from a friend who was moving back to England and didn't want to take them back. I had to go and buy another bookshelf for them all and have found some fabulous reading material which will keeep me going for a long time. ah bliss

Aisle B said...

Nice selection in the mailbox and The Wild Irish is stunning.

Enjoy the reads :)

Come over to Aisle B if you get the chance :)

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Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Great books! The China Garden looks amazing. I've heard great things about Sarah Waters. Enjoy and happy reading.

Blodeuedd said...

Enjoy! That first one looks good, but then the cover is a painting I like

Alyce said...

I hope you like 84 Charing Cross Road, it was one that I loved! The China Garden book looks good too.

Lady Q said...

The Wild Irish is one I've been wanting to read for a while! And Fingersmith looks intriguing. Thanks for visiting my Mailbox. Happy reading!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I really enjoyed The Fingersmith; hope you do as well.

Marcia said...

Enjoy your books.

bermudaonion said...

I'm totally jealous of 84, Charing Cross Road. The China Garden looks good too.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I have never heard of any of these.


My Mailbox

Staci said...

84 Charing is wonderful!! Enjoy your books!

Amy said...

Great books Mystica! Looking forward to your review of The Wild Irish, I really love Robin Maxwell!

Mary said...

I, too, really loved 84, Charring Cross Road. I am unfamiliar with the other books you are currently reading. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Laura Fabiani said...

You always have such interesting books in your MM! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

-k said...

Great books this week; Happy reading!

TheBookGirl said...

84 Charing Cross Road is one of my all time favorite books :)
Hope you enjoy your reading this week.

Serena said...

I've heard Sarah Waters is an excellent writer. happy reading.

Alayne said...

Oooh I think I would like all four of these! Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Love the title of The Wild Irish! Enjoy all your new books!

Ryan G said...

I still need to read a Sarah Waters book. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Kaye said...

Wow, another 84 Charing Cross mention. I've seen nothing but good things about that one. I hope you enjoy it as well as all your other new books. have a great week!

Tribute Books Mama said...

I received for review The Job by Craig Davis from the author.

Joe B. enjoys the sweet life as a vice president at a huge conglomerate, Universal Whirligig. But along with the Big Boss' favor, he has also gained the notice of a bitter human resources manager, Luci Fernandez. Hateful of any success but her own, Luci manages to get him demoted to the mail room! A rollicking comedy of errors follows as Joe B. tries to figure out what's happened to him, and attempts to get a meeting with the Big Boss. Joe B.'s great expectations have taken a dickens of a twist. His family is forced to make a series of hard adjustments, and he gets only lame comforts from a string of the worst friends anyone could have. Will he finally track down the cause of his frustrations? Or will he only learn a lesson about what it is to be the boss, and that what is apparent is often only a shadow of a greater ongoing good? "The Job: Based on a True Story (I Mean, This is Bound to Have Happened Somewhere) is a modern parable of ancient troubles and truths.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The cover on The China Garden caught my eye. It is very interesting. Enjoy all your new reads!

Elysium said...

I'm curious about The Wild Irish. Love the cover!

em's scrapbag said...

Always looking for a good read so thanks for this delightful post.

carolsnotebook said...

Looks like a great batch of books. I do love libraries. Enjoy!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

What an awesome lot of wonderful books! I, too, love the cover of The China Garden. 84 Charing Cross has been highly recommended; I really should put it on my to-buy list! Enjoy them all!

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

I really enjoyed The Wild Irish, Grace was a great character and I definitely want to read more about her :) Hope you enjoy it!

Mari said...

Love the cover for The China Garden!

Have a great week reading!

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

I have wanted to read Fingersmith for so long. I hope you enjoy it and all the rest.

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

I'm often attracted to covers too. Sometimes I get a pleasant surprise and sometimes, not so much.

Enjoy your books. These are all new titles for me.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I've got Fingersmith on my tbr pile, and The Wild Irish sounds really good. Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

Nicola said...

Great selection. 84 Charing Cross is a little gem and Fingersmith is a page-turner! Enjoy!

Suko said...

Wonderful "mailbox" Mystica! I hope you will enjoy each of your new books. :)

Anna said...

What great variety! I've been wanting to read 84 Charing Cross Road. Enjoy your new books!