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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mailbox Monday/It's Monday What Are You Reading?


Mailbox Monday hosted for June by Burton Book Reviews. This week my mailbox is overflowing courtesy of a church sale! Both memes coming in a bit early as Monday is going to be hectic. A doctor appointment early in the morning followed by going to Galle (two hour journey away from Colombo).


My first Colin Dexter read! and now to my second!

Two books in one - bargain!



Amanda Brookfield (a bit similar to Rosamunde Pilcher whom I enjoyed very much).


A Sarah Dunant book - In the Company of the Courtesan. Love the cover as well. Set in Renaissance Italy in the year 1527 - background of convents (nostalgic for me!). Whats not to like?


Agatha Christie - I never seem to finish reading her books. This one a Hercule Poirot mystery - Black Coffee.




Another meme -  It's Monday - What Are You Reading? hosted by Book Journey.




I am still trying to finish The Rule of four -  its slow going.  I like the ancient text lost background also set in Oxford background but for some reason its very very slow going.

Have finished one Colin Dexter and am halfway through the Amanda Brookfield book of this week. I get so wrapped up in this weeks new books that I tend to shunt aside earlier books received. Does this happen to other bloggers or do you systematically read in the way you received the books?





25 comments:

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Mystica, I read books in any manner I like — there is no set pattern. I recently picked up a book I'd bought two years ago and never read. I take longer to finish a book because I read three at a time but so far I haven't confused the characters from one book with the other...you never know. I have a few Colin Dexters lying around but haven't got down to reading them either.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Haven't heard of Amanda Brookfield so I'll look her up on Goodreads. The Sarah Dunant looks good!

Blodeuedd said...

Good books for you :D happy reading!

Nise' said...

I am going to have to check out the Amanda Brookfield book!

MarthaE said...

Congrats on the pick ups at the church sale. :-) The Dexter books look interesting.
Happy Reading!

Jill said...

I had the Rule of Four for a while, but I think I finally gave it away as it didn't seem as though I was actually going to read it. Enjoy your week!

Christina T said...

I like the cover of the Amanda Brookfield book. I've heard that Sarah Dunant is an excellent historical fiction writer but I haven't tried her books yet. I have read Black Coffee. I love Poirot-he is one of my favorite detectives.

Introverted Jen said...

I haven't read Agatha Christie in years. I should pick her back up again--she's always a good, quick read. Enjoy your week!

RAnn said...

Loved Sacred Hearts by Dunant; hope this one is as good.

pussreboots said...

The Rule of Four picks up near the end.

My favorite read last week was Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1 by Kanata Konami. Please come see what else I'm reading.

readingdate said...

I'm a mood reader, so sometimes I'm tempted by the new arrivals but other times by books that I've had on the shelf for ages. It's a good problem to have I guess :)
The Sarah Dunant book does look pretty great. Enjoy all your new reads!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd out said...

Gotta love a good library sale!

Wishing you a great reading week

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I need to get some Agatha Christie in me. Feed my brain

bermudaonion said...

Sometimes it's the book and sometimes it's my mood when a book is slow for me. I hope you have a great week in books!

Kaye said...

Systematically?? No way! I make a list of the books I want to read for the month and then choose one of them as the mood strikes me.
Have a good week, Mystica, and enjoy all your new books!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I could be wrong, but I think Black Coffee is not an actual Agatha Christie book, but an adaptation of her book. Very readable, though.

Here's my
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I hope you will stop by!

Rebecca said...

These all look like great reads! I am going to add In the Company of Courtesans too my list of books to check out. I look forward to your reviews on these. Happy Reading!
Rebecca

Laura Fabiani said...

It happens to me too when a book is slow and I've started another that I really like, the first book gets put on the back burner. It also depends on what book I'm in the mood to read. Enjoy your reading week!

Marie said...

I have not read that Dunant yet~ but I adored the recent one of hers, Sacred Hearts.

Kristin said...

My husband loves Agatha Christie...whenever he can't find a book to read, he always goes back to her books.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!
Kristin @ Always With a Book

Anna said...

What a great variety! I haven't read Agatha Christie in years, but I loved them when I did. Happy reading!

Alyce said...

I'm pretty sure I read the Rule of Four in pre-blogging days and liked it (it looks so very familiar). I love the title of the Agatha Christie novel and am tempted to read it just to see how coffee plays a role. :)

Shoshanah said...

In the Company of the Courtesan sounds like the type of book I'd really love!

And as for how I read books, whenever I buy a new book I feel the need to read it immediately. But meanwhile I have tons of unread books just sitting around waiting to be read. It's part of the reason I try not to buy new books, but it's not a very easy habit to break.

Yvonne said...

Black Coffee sounds like a good read. They all do! Enjoy and have a great week!

Leslie said...

I have books that sit around for years sometimes before I read them. My only system is my calendar where I log my books that I've agreed to read for a tour.