Monday, July 25, 2011

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday what are you reading.

Mailbox Monday is a meme sponsored by Marcia from The Printed Page. Presently on tour it is being hosted (last week) by A Sea of Books.

The books that came into my house (all unexpectedly) are :

Picked up from a second hand store. Almost cost nothing.
A win !
The Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni book and Rebels and Traitors by Lindsey Davis were both from my daughter. I saw the film for Mistress of Spices and was disappointed with it. That is why this book has not got read yet.
I am combining Mailbox Monday with It's Monday What are you reading , the latter being hosted by Book Journey. Both memes leads one to very interesting blogs. Please visit the links.



It has been an eventful week but despite a lot of work books did get read. Books which I had in fact put aside for "later".

Earth by Emile Zola was not even on the horizon to be read but it was one which was enthralling mainly for its depiction of French rural 19th century life. As a complete contrast was Vanished by Sheela Chari - a mix of YA and a bit of fantasy, Indian background with contemporary American feel! (out of my comfort zone) but one I enjoyed and The Alchemist - more philosophical than anything else.

I am almost at the end of Shantharam - so very enjoyable for such a big book. Definitely will finish this one soon.

Happy reading to all.

24 comments:

BookBelle said...

A busy but well read week for you!

Teddyree said...

A busy but productive week for you. I'll have to check out a couple of those titles on Goodreads. Have a great week and happy reading :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Sounds like a good week, even if was a busy one! Shantharam sounds interesting!

bermudaonion said...

I love getting unexpected books! I hope you love them all.

Kaye said...

Sounds like you had a good week, indeed. I loved the movie of The Age of Innocence but I've tried a couple of times to read the book and it's just too dry. It's usually the other way around for me. Have a great week and enjoy your new reads.

Christina T said...

I was disappointed with the Mistress of Spices movie too. I think perhaps Aishwariya is better in Bollywood films rather than Hollywood. I like some of Divakaruni's books (especially Sister of My Heart) but I have never been interested in reading The Mistress of Spices. I hope you like it and that it is much better than the movie!

I have only read Ethan Frome (for college) but I liked it. I am not familiar with the story of The Age of Innocence at all. Rebels and Traitors looks interesting to me. I am glad to hear that you liked the Sheela Chari book. I haven't read it yet.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

These are new titles for me. I hope you enjoy them all!

Bonnie said...

I love the cover of The Age of Innocence. It's one that I've not read. Enjoy your books!

Kah Woei said...

I like the cover for Rebels and Traitors

Esme said...

Mistress of Spice is the one that would appeal to me-sometimes movies are just terrible even though the book is not.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I don't know what to read next. I am planning to read the newest Divakaruni book in September.

Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?! And don't forget to enter my July giveaway!

Blodeuedd said...

The 2nd one would totally be for me :D

Anna said...

Enjoy your new books, and have a great reading week!

Marce said...

Lots of goodies Mystica, enjoy

Crystal @ I Totally Paused! said...

Ooo, I love the cover for Rebels and Traitors, it's so simple and elegant! Hopefully the book lives up to it :)

Aisle B said...

I so love your mailbox this week!

My HR love is screaming to have Barely a Lady and The Mistress of Spices looks really great too.
Perhaps the movie was a bomb but maybe the book will be better.
Fingers crossed :)

pussreboots said...

The Mistress of Spices is on my wishlist. The wackiest book I'm reading this week is Bagelmania. Please come see what else I'm reading.

toothybooks said...

i haven't heard of any of the books you got this week! hope you enjoy them all and now i'm off to googling these books to see if i need to add them to my wishlist.

Yvonne said...

Nice list of books! Enjoy them!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Mistress of Spices was good; enjoy!

Alyce said...

Those look like nice provocative titles (and covers)! :)

Leslie said...

Unexpected books are always fun to receive. These are all new titles for me.

Jenners said...

Unexpected books ... always a wonderful treat!!!

Bonnie said...

Sounds like you are going to have a fantastic reading week! Can I just say how beautiful the cover of The Age of Innocence is? Thanks for visiting my blog!

Bonnie @ HandsAndHome