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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What are you reading?


For April this meme is being hosted by Cindy's Love of Books.



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

Doing these two memes a bit early as I will be away from office the whole day  tomorrow! I had a good week - a good rummage at my second hand bookshop and came away with quite a pile of reads.



                           

















Two books by Margaret Drabble.

Several by Jean Plaidy

A touch different as it involves both England and Australia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Recreating the life of Mary Stuart after the murder of Darnley and defeat at Carberry Hill. The cover on my book is much prettier!



My knowledge of Eleanor of Aquitaine is minimal. I read a review of this one and it piqued my interest.

Set in 1944 a period I enjoy reading about and another one by the same author (part of a series)


A story of three sisters - seems idyllic but is not (am halfway through this one).

This is for when I get flummoxed as to who married whom and had how many children and how do they all link up!

That is my Mailbox for this week. A more or less historical fiction line up with a few different ones thrown in. This week has not been good for reading or even for blog posts. Work has got in the way!

I am reading the Susan Sallis book right now and am spoilt for choice for the next one!

21 comments:

fiction-books said...

Hi Mystica,

Some great 'finds' this week, the Jean Plaidy books are very few and far between and when you do come across them, they are quite dilapidated and 'dog-eared'.

I have read quite a few Susan Sallis books, but some time ago long before I started the blog, so I have no reviews of them. They were always enjoyable stories and stand the test of time quite well. Susan is still producing novels at quite a rate, despite now being well into her 80's, so long may she continue.

Enjoy all your books and I hope that work pressures ease up a little for you soon.

Yvonne

Cindy said...

Thanks for stopping by and linking to my post. You got some great books. There is a few I will have to check out. Happy reading :)

Marie said...

I'll look forward to what you think of hte Drabble!

gautami tripathy said...

Such interesting titles! Happy reading...

Here is my post.

Laura Fabiani said...

I have yet to read Jean Plaidy, although I think I may have one or two of her books in my library.

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

Great mailbox. The Susan Sallis books are new to me, I'll have to check them out.

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

Great mix of books. Enjoy!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

You got a lot of books.


Here is mine

Marce said...

All different unknown reads to me, enjoy them.

RAnn said...

Used bookstores and rummage sales can provide some real gems. Enjoy yours!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You really received a lot of books that I'd love to read as well ---enjoy.

bermudaonion said...

I've heard a lot about Jean Plaidy but have never read her work. I hope you love your new books.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England would be a helpful book for many fans of historical fiction!

Tribute Books Mama said...

A great mailbox, enjoy!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/mailbox-monday.html

Nise' said...

Wow fantastic finds! I hardly ever come across Plaidy books. Enjoy.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, wow, I love Margaret Drabble's books and haven't read that one. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Irene said...

Huge mailbox. Enjoy! such a lot of history, right up my alley.

Amused said...

These look like some wonderful historical fiction books this week! Enjoy!

Judith / Leeswammes said...

Nice to find all these books in a second hand book store. I hardly dare visiting one as I already have so many books waiting to be read...

Have a great week!

Anna said...

Hope you enjoy all of these! I've heard good things about Plaidy's work.

Leslie said...

You got some nice finds. I always enjoy the second hand book stores.