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Monday, February 13, 2012

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





Mailbox Monday is hosted for February by Metroreader.

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

I had a bit of a sparse week. Just two books.

A mouldering castle, three elderly spinsters, a backdrop of WWII and a book that has to be discovered - I couldn't have asked for more magic because it was magical. A gorgeous book.





Set within a single day in 2003 in London amidst widespread demonstrations against the invasion of Iraq this is the book I am reading right now.

We are having a countrywide crisis with all private buses on strike due to sudden increases in the price of diesel and petrol. We have hardly anyone turning up for work and being a Monday it has been a bit chaotic!
I have been on the roads from morning and traffic strangely enough is huge - motorbikes and auto rickshaws mainly.





22 comments:

Kell said...

They sound good. :)
My Monday Memes post

Leeswammes (Judith) said...

Hope the strike is over soon - sounds like a great problem for all concerned.

I have The Distant Hours on my wish list so I'm glad to hear it was good.

Have a good week!

Claire said...

I loved 'Saturday', I think it is one of my favourite McEwan books, not so much because of the plot, just the writing, I remember being quite mesmerised by it and then thinking, how did he do that, write a whole book about things that happen on one day.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I have Distant Hours as well, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you got quality over quantity! Enjoy your new books!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I don't know what would happen around here if gasoline prices rose so high that people couldn't afford to fill up. I certainly don't see people here resorting to rickshaws!

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

I hope the strike doesn't go on much longer. Enjoy your reading this week!

Kaye said...

Oh, I sooooo want to read the Distant Hours. I love Morton's writing. Have a wonderful week, Mystica, and happy reading.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love the look and sound of Distant Hours...and Saturday! Well, awesome. I just finished reading an Ian McEwan book...so I'm intrigued.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.

Christina T said...

I hope the strike will be resolved soon and that things will get back to normal.

I am planning to read The Distant Hours at some point and next month my book discussion group will be reading The House at Riverton. I can't wait to read it!

Have a great week!

Joanne said...

I agree -- The Distant Hours was wonderful!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I enjoyed The Distant Hours. It was the first book I have read by Kate Morton but it won't be my last! She is such a great storyteller!

Serena said...

The distant hours sounds good. Happy reading.

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

Are you enjoying Saturday? It's one I would really like to read.

Hope the strike is over soon, it sounds like a stressful situation.

Tribute Books Mama said...

The Distant Hours caught my eye, enjoy! your reads.

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Laura Fabiani said...

I want to read The Distant Hours. Hope you enjoy both books!

pussreboots said...

How is Saturday going?

I caught the flu on Wednesday. I spent much of the weekend in bed reading. Please come see what I've read.

BookJunkieMom said...

The Distant Hours has a good cover. Enjoy!
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Teddyree said...

The Distant Hours is on my TBR mountain, I love Kate Morton's writing. Hope the transport crisis is sorted soon ... what a nightmare.
Enjoy your reads :)

Mari said...

I think I need to add Saturday to my list.

Your travels sound horrible. I hope this improves soon. My husband is always commenting about traffic is large cities outside of the US. He says it's much worse than what we deal with. Sorry about this...

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Anna said...

I love the cover of The Distant Hours. Happy reading!

DCMetroreader said...

Both novels sound excellent!