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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mailbox Monday - 3rd January 2010

Mailbox Monday is the brainchild of The Printed Page. It is now on a blog tour. Last month
it was Lady Q at Let Them Read Books. This month it is being hosted by Rose City Reader.
Every week we post what books we have received either through a library/gifts/wins or purchased. Those who link to the meme should try to visit each others blogs and leave comments. It is not necessary to link every week.
This week too my books have been courtesy of the Carnegie library in Melbourne. This is
my final week here and from next week I will be posting from Sri Lanka.
My books this week : again no images as my computer is upto some trick again!
Tracy Chevalier - Burning Bright - London 1792 the family of Kellaway has moved from
Dorset to London.
Colin Cotterill - The Coroner's Lunch - described as a wonderfully fresh and exotic mystery.
Courtesan - Diane Haeger - the story of Diane de Poitiers - I have read numerous accounts of her and none of them were flattering. I would like to read this to see whether it gives me another perspective of this fascinating lady.
I have finished packing as well but the books will be read till I leave the house! I will then drop them off whilst going to the airport. Reviews will be done next week. The weather here is so strange. It touched 40 on the 31st and thankfully went down to 24 - very balmy and nice on the 1st.


  1. Sorry to hear that your computer is acting up. I've enjoyed Tracy Chevalier's books in the past; hope you enjoy her writing as well as your other new books.

    Have a great week Mystica.

  2. The Coroner's Lunch sounds really intriguing! Cannot wait to see what you think of it!

  3. It's so frustrating when the computer won't cooperate. Looks like you have some good books to read. Have a good trip!

  4. I remmeber reading Courtesan and really liking Diane there

  5. You've got nice books! Happy reading!

  6. I have a Tracey Chevalier just sitting on my shelf calling out my name.

    Have a safe trip back to Sri Lanka and enjoy the reunion with family & friends.

    All the best PK

  7. I'll be watching for your review of Burning Bright - I bet it's fantastic.

  8. That Diane Haeger book is one I've been wanting to read for a long time. Thanks for stopping by my Mailbox! Happy reading!

  9. I look forward to your review of Courtesan and hope it's a fresh take on Diane de Poitiers. Safe travels!

  10. I am looking forward to your review of Burning Bright. Have a safe trip!

  11. She does write wonderful books. I like your review. So, I am going to try Burning Bright. Thank you.

  12. Enjoy your trip back to Sri Lanka! I have yet to read a Tracy Chevalier book. My friends really like her, so I should try her soon.

  13. Sorry to hear you are still having trouble with your computer - so frustrating!!!

    I've read some good reviews of Courtesan, so hope you like it! (its on my wish list around here somewhere) :)

    Safe traveling. Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  14. Good books, even without pictures.

    Enjoy! And thanks for participating in MM.

    Rose City Reader

  15. Will you be back in Australia or staying in Sri Lanka now? The weather has been dreadful in QLD too, hot then rainy and terribly humid.

    Hope you get your computer sorted :)

  16. Courtesan sounds like an interesting book, I may have to pick that one up :) Hope your trip is safe!

  17. Hope you're enjoying your trip and your new books!