Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mailbox Monday/It's Monday - What are you Reading?


Mailbox Monday is hosted for January by At Home with Books.


It's Monday What are you Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

My last week was a busy one trying to catch up with chores both at home and office. I returned last night from Rozella to another busy week ahead.

The following books were waiting for me - the Sandra Byrd one was a win. The others were what I had picked up on my last week in December.

The Tudor saga from another angle! Will never get tired of any angle.


I had read about this on The Reading Life - history with a huge dose of murder and mystery set in a monastery.


Science fiction within my comfort zone! I can never reconcile the picture of P D James with what she writes!!! does anyone else have this feeling????


This is the book I am currently reading. A S Byatt's POSSESSION.  A Booker Prize winner this one - combines the espionage of yes university professors (I had you there!) and simultaneously a love story one set in the 20th century and another in the 19th century - at times a bit heavy going but interesting nevertheless.

22 comments:

Christina T said...

I haven't read Possession though I did watch the movie. I really want to read To Die For. I can't get enough of Tudor fiction! I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week :)

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

These look good.


Here is mine

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) said...

I actually saw the movie of Name of the Rose. It has a VERY young Christian Slater, and a young(er) Sean Connery :-)

Esme said...

Good luck with the Umberto Eco book-I tried reading it once-I should pick it up again.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You have some gorgeous looking books here. Enjoy them :)

Shelleyrae said...

I read In the Name of the Rose many years ago - it was my mum's favourite book but mine not so much

Thanks for stopping by Book'd out!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

You have a great variety here. I hope you enjoy them all!

Karen said...

Looks like a great list of books, very eclectic. I read the Childrens Book by A. S. Byatt and loved it. Look forward to seeing what you think of Possession.

Teddyree said...

Ooh To Die For is one I wanted to get my hands on, I'll look out for your review.
Have a great week and happy reading :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I always wanted to read Possession and name of the Rose --enjoy

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've seen the movie, but would love to read The Children of Men. Hope you enjoy all of your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Kaye said...

All your new books look so appealing. Have a great week, Mystica, and happy reading!

Anna said...

The Children of Men sounds really good. I've seen the movie but didn't realize it was a book until afterward. Happy reading!

Cozy in Texas said...

I saw the movie Name of the Rose. I'm going to put it on my TBR list.
Ann

Joanne said...

Great looking books - I have A.S. Byatt's books on my TBR. Enjoy your new reads. Can't wait to see what you think of The Name of the Rose. I want to read that one.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

These titles are new to me so I am curious to see what you think of them!

Tribute Books Mama said...

To Die For caught my eye,enjoy your mailbox.

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Alyce said...

I've heard very good things about Possession, and I own a copy but haven't read it yet. I must move it up on the TBR list.

Leslie said...

I have Children of Men but haven't read it yet. The others are new ones to me.

Logan E. Turner said...

Oooh! To Die For looks really good! I agree - any angle on the Tudors is welcome in my books. :)

pussreboots said...

The Children of Men is on my lengthy wishlist.

I finished a nice mix of things. Please come see what I'm reading now.

Joy Renee said...

I read both The Name of the Rose and Possession years ago and loved them. Both are well worth the extra effort to read. And that monastery in the Ecco book is also a massive library of the kind medieval monks kept.