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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mailbox Monday 27th December 2010

Mailbox Monday is the brainchild of Marcia of The Printed Page. It is now on a blog tour. Last month the host was Knitting and Sundries and for December it is Lady Q at Let Them Read Books.
In my Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.
Every week we post what books we have received - either thru our library/purchase/a win or a gift! Those who link to the meme should try to visit each others blogs and leave some comment. It is not compulsory that you participate every week.
This week too my books are courtesy of my local library in Carnegie, Melbourne. For some reason my computer is playing up and not uploading the pictures of the books properly so I will only give you the list.
Joanna Trollope's - The Other Family. Normally Joanna Trollope writes stories of human relationships in idyllic country surroundings. This time the relationship part is very evident but not the countryside. The story is riveting.
Barbara Pym's Excellent Women - a new author for me. I like the time period in which she writes and have tried to read as much as possible of this period whilst I have been here in Melbourne. I will not be able to get this kind of books back in Sri Lanka.
Barbara Erskine's -Times Legacy - another recommendation of a blogger. It looks good. Set in the fenlands of Western England sounds mysterious.
Agatha Christie 's The Body in the Library - ideal for this period when I need a real comfort read.
Christmas was to put it mildly uneventful but today Boxing Day I hit the sales. Not a thing I have ever done before as we do not have this in Sri Lanka. I loved it!!!


  1. Times Legacy sounds good! Enjoy your new books :)

  2. I'm a new follower !! Happy reading !!

  3. Don't you love a library that carries good books... mine is small for its english selection but it does come through with some surprises.

    Boxing day mania here... I try not to go out since I'm afraid of the crush under these die hard shoppers.

    Hope you found some great sales :)

  4. The Other Family is on my list of to-buys books ... I think it will be a great read! The others also sound great .. you can never go wrong with Agatha Christie! Enjoy the reads!

  5. I read and loved The Other Family this past week...hope you enjoy it, too.

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  6. Sounds lovely! I'm interested in The Other Family for sure :)

  7. What a wonderful bunch of books! My husband took us to breakfast for a treat this morning, and then we all went to the store and hit the after-Christmas sale for some Christmas wrap (we are almost out) for next year, but otherwise, we didn't really hit the stores this year either. My Mailbox is up at Wendi's Book Corner! ~ Wendi

  8. I'm glad you found some good books at the library.
    I didn't do any post-Christmas shopping yesterday. My daughter did - and found some good buys. I was happy to stay home and relax :-)

  9. Great selection! I've been wanting to try Barbara Erskine. Thanks for linking up to Mailbox Monday! Happy reading!

  10. I just finished your review of The Other Family. I loved it and have put it on my TBR list!

  11. Lots of people are reading Agatha Christie. Her books are always a good read.

  12. Nice batch of books. I look forward to what you think of the Agatha Christie book.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Happy reading!

  13. Some good reading ahead of you. I've read THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY many times over the years - a fabulous book. Especially with a nice cup of tea and a cookie. :)

    Mystica, are you joining the Victorian Reading Challenge? I've lined up books by Anthony Trollope,
    Rudyard Kipling and Wilkie Collins!

  14. I haven't read any Trollope but better add her to the list! Here's my mailbox.

  15. Other than Agatha Christie, I haven't read any of those authors before. Enjoy!

  16. Glad you had fun at the Boxing Day sales, I wasn't brave enough to go there LOL. Enjoy your reads!

    ps has your copy of The Leopard Unleashed arrived from The Book Depository yet?

  17. I have Barbara Pym's Excellent Women which I've been meaning to read forever! It's on every worthy list I can think of, so I'll make it a goal for 2011. Happy New Year, Mystica! Happy reading!