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Sunday, March 18, 2012

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

Mailbox Monday is being hosted for March by Diary of an Eccentric.

This meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Just one book in my Mailbox and one I purchased myself. It is a Diana Gabaldon one and for the life of me I cant remember the title! I've left it behind in Rozella to read over the next weekend.

I am still in the midst of reading Middlesex - I'm half way through but finding it a bit slow going now.
I am also reading Khuswant Singh's Collection - this is a big book but half way through that as well.

On a non blogging note, we are gearing for the Singhalese and Hindu New Year which falls on April 12th/13th. Though I do not personally celebrate the whole of Sri Lanka almost shuts down for the week following the festival. Practically all the people who work for us celebrate the festival and just prior to the festival tea factories and rubber factories close as well. We also have our own litle festival prior to the actual one with gift exchanges and lots of nice food being consumed! However it involves a lot of preparatory work in getting the food rations organized so that each one gets exactly the same as everyone else and no one feels slighted!  The work in itself is not difficult just detailed and one I still enjoy after so many years. The festival also coincides every year with Easter which is also celebratory of a new life - so a busy month ahead.


Heather said...

I really hope I have a book box arrive tomorrow. Am eager to get at the contents.
I have a post card contest on my blog this week.

Shelleyrae said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration Mystica.

Wishing you a great reading week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

pussreboots said...

The most surprising and rewarding book I read this week was The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau via NetGalley. Please come see what else I'm reading.

Teddyree said...

I like the sound of your own little festival and glad you still enjoy getting it organised after so many years.

Have a great week and happy reading. I'm a Diana Gabaldon fan :)

Melissa said...

Does sound like a busy month indeed.

Here is mine:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hope the celebrations are special. Sorry to hear Middlesex is slow going for you. I really liked it.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I hope to read Middlesex one of these days. Its size is daunting!

Enjoy your holiday!

Here's my
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!
I'd love to have you stop by!

bermudaonion said...

I chuckled when I read you can't remember the name of the book! I hope it's a good one!

Marie Burton said...

Enjoy your festival! It sounds fun!
Someday I will read a Gabaldon. Maybe.
Thanks for visiting my mailbox!

dollycas aka Lori said...

Really interesting to learn new things about other cultures. Enjoy your celebration!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've heard good things about Middlesex...the only book I've read by this author was The Marriage Plot, and it had some good parts, and some slow and tedious parts.

Have a great week!


Leslie said...

Yup, Middlesex is a big book. One of these days I'll get to it.

Enjoy your festival and have a good week.

Nise' said...

Enjoy the Gabaldon books. I love, love her Outlander series.

DCMetroreader said...

Happy New Year (a little early) The celebration festival sounds like fun and as you say busy. There are so many parts of the world I would like to visit someday.

Hope you enjoy your new book!

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds like a fun festival :=)

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I hope you enjoy the Gabaldon book you received. I also hope Middlesex picks up for you. I really enjoyed that one.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have never read Middle Sex. I hope you enjoy it :)

Teddy Rose said...

I read one Gabaldon and enjoyed it and Middlesex which I also enjoyed. I hope it picks up for you. I bought an ebook.

Dizzy C said...

Popping over to say Hi!

Been very busy lately and not blog hopping so much.

Looks like you have a busy few weeks ahead. Isn't that always the way, we have to work a little harder to get a holiday :)

Happy reading

Anna said...

The festival sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy your new book and have a great rest of the week!