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Saturday, November 5, 2011

AN EARLY MAILBOX MONDAY/IT'S MONDAY WHAT ARE YOU READING?

Coming to you a bit early because I am leaving for Melbourne in a couple of hours! the last week was a good one.

The first books to come were the delightful The Postmistress and Middlemarch. Both wins from Martha.  Martha took a lot of trouble to combine two wins and give me two delightful books. I have been wanting to read The Postmistress for simply ages and this is going to tide me over the dreadful eight hour flight Singapore/Melbourne.




Middlemarch described as a view of Provincial Life set in 1830 - 1832 sounds just up my street.

All other books bought by me from a second hand bookshop and all delightful.







I have been trying to get all the Georgette Heyer novels and I think I am getting there. The Sixth Wife dealing with Katharine Parr gives another insight into the Tudor saga and specially since she is one of those "who got away".  I have already finished this one and it was quite eerie because she always knew that sooner or later she would have to go to make way for a newer model. Henry's death was her escape.

Mailbox Monday is on tour and for November it is here. The other meme is sponsored by Book Journey and highlights what you read and reading for the week.

I have done a good bit of reading this last week with several more reviews still to come. I just finished The Sixth Wife and the Catherine Cookson (Marchant) book Miss Martha Mary Crawford. I finished one of the two books by Anne Murray Birmingham Blitz. There is still Birmingham Friends in that book to finish but that will have to await my return to Sri Lanka.

The book I am hoping to start today is The Postmistress. It will then be on to the Carnegie library in Melbourne where I will be devouring books (all listed and waiting to be grabbed by me!!!!)

I do hope the weather is not extreme. Showers and scattered thunderstorms are ok by me but not the extreme heat of an Australian summer please!

14 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Nice wins - I hope you enjoy both books. Have a wonderful time in Melbourne!

Blodeuedd said...

Awesome books :D Enjoy :D

Jenny Girl said...

Love the books you have there. I am also on a Heyer quest. Have a great week.

Vintage Reading said...

Enjoy Melbourne and Middlemarch! Adore that book.

Leslie said...

I know there were mixed reviews on The Postmistress but I loved it! I hope you do too.

Enjoy your trip. I'll take the extreme heat rather than the extreme cold that is on its way to Chicago.

Anna said...

Can't wait to see what you think of The Postmistress and The Reluctant Widow, the latter of which I still have to read. Happy reading!

Kaye said...

Congrats on your wins. The Postmistress is pretty good. Have a great week and happy reading!

Amused said...

Looking forward to your thoughts on The Postmistress! I loved that book.

bermudaonion said...

I hope you love all of your books and they help you through your long flight.

Laura Fabiani said...

What a great selection of books you got this week!

Vicki said...

I've been wanting to read The Postmistress. Hope you enjoy all your books!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You have some good ones! Very tempting...and thanks for sharing.

I also peeked at your Joanna Trollope novel above...and I'm adding it to my wish list. I've enjoyed her books a lot.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jenny Q said...

Great mailbox! Katherine Parr is my favorite of Henry's wives. I'm trying to read more Heyer, too. Happy reading, and have fun in Melbourne :)

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

I started The Postmistress but for some reason set it down and haven't picked it back up. I am interested to see what you think so I can see if I should pick it back up again. Have fun in Australia!