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Sunday, February 19, 2012

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


Mailbox Monday is being hosted for February by Metroreader.



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

I had just two books come in - one of my very favourite authors. Cynthia Harrod Eagles.

Beginning in 1670 involving the period of Charles II and James II the religious rift started after Henry VIII has never completely healed. The Morland story set in this background is very very good.



Set in 1898 very late Victorian beginning of the Edwardian period, the end of Queen Victoria's reign. Also the disastrous Boer war. The division socially begins and the suffragette movement comes of age.

I have finished several books this week

The Distant Hours - Kate Morton
Saturday - Ian McEwan
The Long Shadow - Cynthia Harrod Eagles

Presently reading The Question - Cynthia Harrod Eagles

Today is a  holiday in Sri Lanka celebrating the festival of Maha Sivarathri. Today is a day that women pray for protection for their husbands and sons. Unmarried women pray for a husband like Shiva who is considered an ideal man. We do have a lot of holidays in Sri Lanka because it seems like you have to accommodate all. So if you do allow Christmas and Vesak it is only fair to allow Ramazan and Maha Sivarathri. Everyone enjoys the day off!


20 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Your books look wonderful! Enjoy them!

Marce said...

It's always exciting to get books by a favourite author.

MarthaE said...

Oh I see you are getting ready for some good historical reading! Hoep all is well.
Enjoy.

MarthaE said...

oops - that was supposed to be Hope not hoep. :-)

Zia said...

Looks like you had a nice reading week. Happy reading this week. :)

Kell said...

They look great. :)
My Monday Memes post

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh boy great looking books by an author I've wanted to try --enjoy

Bluerose said...

I've been very curious about The Distant Hours. I haven't heard of the rest of them, but they do look interesting! Enjoy! :)

gautami tripathy said...

Enjoy your new books! Those look good to me...
Here is my post!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

You had a great reading week! It's always nice to get books from a favorite author! I hope you enjoy your new reads!

Kaye said...

These sound so good. Thank you for including some snippets about Sri Lanka. It's always so interesting to hear about other places in the world. Have a good week and happy reading!

Blodeuedd said...

Happy reading :D More Harrods, yay

Leslie said...

I have a copy of The Distant Hours that I still need to read. I hope it was a good one. Enjoy your new books.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I hope you enjoyed the holiday and your new books!

Shelleyrae said...

Days off are never a bad thing! I hope you are enjoying your Cynthia Harrod Eagles marathon!

Have a great reading week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Aths said...

Sounds like you have some good reads. Enjoy your week!

Teddy Rose said...

I read one book in the Cynthia Harrod Eagles series and really enjoyed it but I don't think I would ever be able to read the entire series, it's so long!

pussreboots said...

This weekend we went on a mini-vacation. Since I was outside enjoying nature, I didn't get much reading done. Please stop by to see what I'm reading now.

Teddyree said...

What did you think of The Distant Hours?
Have a great week, enjoy the holiday & happy reading :)

Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

Hope you have a fantastic week of reading!