Mailbox Monday is a meme hosted originally by Marcia of The Printed Page. It is presently being hosted by Life in the Thumb. The meme links one to a host of blogs all giving us details of what they received in the form of books for the week. Such a lot of variety and new reads that it leads to more TBR for us. Please visit the links.
I am combining this meme of mine with Book Journey's Its Monday what are you reading. This meme shares what we read the last week and what we hope to read this week. The books I did read were The Mistress of Spices (review up and so disappointing though I did finish it) and Somerset Maugham's Volume 2 collection of short stories which I can recommend wholeheartedly. It was a wonderful read. Am presently reading Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence (review hopefully up in a day).
The two books which came into my Mailbox are both purchases from my second hand store. I have several books which I have won which have not come so far and I am a bit worried as generally the post is very good! I do hope no one has nicked them.
The second is about three black sisters in Maryland, all wishing their life was a bit different!
I like family stories - those crossing generations - the complexity of family situations and the relationships that form, break up and form again within them. Right up my street.
Now to visit the other Mailboxes! and on to those linked to Book Journey as well.