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Sunday, May 27, 2012

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

Mailbox Monday is on tour and hosted for May by Martha


The books that I bought from my second hand bookshop are



Described as "there is much to astonish, to disturb and to admire in this dense book" The Guardian. It was the word dense that got to me.

Recommended by Sakura from chasing bawa this was one I was looking out for for a long time.

My book published by Guild Publishing has a rather nice cover (intriguing as well). I couldn't find it amongst the images for this book.  Till now I did not know this author is also known as Ruth Rendell.



I enjoyed Winter Solstice so much that this was a definite yes when I saw it. Three books for the price of one.



The blurb said "beautifully constructed.... unashamedly passionate"

My cover is plain (hard back) but this looks so nice! couldn't resist.





Two images of this meme and I can't get rid of one!  Hosted by Book Journey


I've only read books with an Irishy type of background by this author before. This is a real change.


27 comments:

readingdate said...

Looks like you picked up some great deals. The cover for the Pursuit of Love is cute. Enjoy all your new reads!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd out said...

At Ruby's sounds interesting Mystica, I've enjoyed several of Maggie O'Farrell books, I hope you like this one!

Have a great reading week

Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

They all look great I'm particularly interested in The Wind-Up-Bird Chronicles.

Kylie said...

My book group just read Anil's Ghost - it provoked a lot of discussion - it is dense, but worth the effort.
You can check out my week (actually fortnight!) here.

http://www.kyliesreads.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html

Judith / Leeswammes said...

Your new books look food!

Enjoy your mystery novel - the cover looks great. I haven't heard of this book before.

bermudaonion said...

You found a nice variety so you should be ready for whatever mood strikes you.

Teddyree said...

I enjoyed Frank Delaney's Irish novels, hope you like At Ruby's. Quite the mailbox haul too. Happy reading :)

Vidya-BooksAreMagic said...

So, you have a suspense read in your hand next..cool! Happy reading!

Here is my meme: http://vidya-booksaremagic.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I thoroughly enjoy Maggie O'Farrell's books....and Rosamunde Pilcher is like comfort food....

Hope you have fun with these!

Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

Majanka said...

Anil's Ghost certainly looks intriguing, and eerie. At Ruby's looks entertaining as well. Enjoy reading!

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Kristin said...

I have Ireland by Frank Delaney sitting on my bookshelf. I've heard it's really good but just haven't had a chance to get to it.

Have a great week!
Kristin @ Always With a Book

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

LOL - double meme pics! Your book looks really good. Enjoy!

Holly said...

I didn't know Frank Delaney wrote anything besides the Irish novels! That one looks interesting too. Hope you have a wonderful week :)

dollycas aka Lori said...

Great Books!!! I hope you enjoy all of them.

Have a wonderful week!

Yvonne said...

Great mailbox! Have a great week!

Nise' said...

Definitely interested in At Ruby's! Have a great week of reading.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Just added 'At Ruby's' to my list Mystica as I like Frank Delaney's work!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm curious about the House of Stairs - I never did get a chance to spend time on the computer this weekend so no Mailbox post for me, but hope you enjoy these.

Anna said...

I can't wait to hear what you think of the Frank Delaney book! Happy reading!

MarthaE said...

Looks like you had a successful shopping visit! I always like that you have some obscure - to me - titles. :-) But I do recognize others today including Ruth Rendell, Rosamunde Pilcher, and Nancy Mitford.
Did you win a Pilcher title on my Friday Pick? I think I have one unless it was already picked. I'll check and email you in case it is one you would like. :-)
Have a great week!

Blodeuedd said...

Happy reading this week :D

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

You got some great finds at the used bookstore. I hope you enjoy every one of them.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I have the Nancy Mitford book on my shelf but haven't read it yet. I'll watch for your review!

pussreboots said...

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle is on my wishlist. My favorite read last week was Amulet 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi. Please come see what else I'm reading.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

What a great batch of books! Happy Reading!!!

Wrighty said...

Enjoy your goodies and have a great week!

Stephanie @ Read In a Single Sitting said...

I love Maggie O'Farrell's work, and the Wind-up Bird Chronicle is my favourite Murakami. Great picks!