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Monday, October 8, 2012


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia and hosted on the Mailbox Monday blog for now.
After two weeks I received three books from a friend. The first

A rags to riches story - romance and all!

A continuance of the first story - we have William Marshall, mature together with his wife facing all adversaries head on!

This one has to be splendid - from Confucius to Mao to the development of the capitalist system in China this has to be an enthralling read.
This is the next meme I always follow!

This week I was away from home for three days and only returned Monday afternoon. I did get a fair amount of reading done though reviews were all put aside as lack of internet connections where I go.

Apart from that we had the excitement of the finals of the T20 cricket match - Sri Lanka vs the West Indies. I feel that there are lots of Sri Lankans (me included) whose loyalties get a teeny bit divided as the West Indian boys are so very popular here particularly the one shown below.

We lost the finals totally due to our own shortfalls so all congratulations to the West Indian boys!

The books I read were Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (loved it) the triology by Jill Mansell, Joanna Trollope and Alexandra Potter (loved that as well) The Greatest Knight (loved that one too!!!).

I still did not get on to my Indian sagas!  Maybe I needed something light - the Mughals are anything but light so maybe it should go on my list this week.

Starting work in office late on Monday so playing catch up.



  1. I'm sure you'll enjoy the Chadwick books! The last time we were in Bermuda, several people tried to explain cricket to us but it was way over my head.

  2. A rags to riches story is usually a page turner. Enjoy your books! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. China sounds fascinating. I will look forward to your review!

  4. Enjoy the Elizabeth Chadwick books. Happy reading!

  5. The Scarlet Lion caught my eye.

  6. The book on China sounds fascinating.

    Have a great week!

  7. They all look very interesting, especially the Chadwick books. Enjoy!

  8. Hi Mystica,

    I haven't read any of the Elizabeth Chadwick books, but she is a very popular author in the genre, so hopefully you will enjoy them.

    The book about China, isn't really my kind of thing, but it has to be a very relevant study in todays economic climate and I am sure will be very disturbing and illuminating read.

    Whilst you are mourning the defeat of your cricket team to 'The Windies', I awoke to the news that our UK ladies team had lost by 14 runs to the Australian team, although to be fair, they were by far the better team and well deserved the championship.


  9. John Keay's China looks very interesting Mystica!
    Showed your post regarding the Cricket match to ex-RAF hubby! Thanks for sharing! Don't work too hard in the office!
    All the best,

  10. I'm not familiar with any of your books this week. I tried to watch a Cricket match one time. There was so much scoring and running around I quickly got lost! I'll stick to baseball where I know the rules.

  11. ENJOY all your reads.

    Silver's Reviews

  12. I love Michelle Moran's books. Hope you can read more of them. Can't say if I've ever watched Cricket.

  13. Wow, you had a really good week, book-wise! Maybe the sagas you should read just a few pages every week? Sounds like a chore, but worth reading.

    Have a good week!

  14. Mystica, I'm sorry Sri Lanka didn't lift the T20 world cup but they are the only team, I think, who have made it to all the four finals so far. Lanka played well throughout the tournament, though. Among your books, I have read "Where Men and Mountains Meet: The Explorers of the Western Himalayas" by British journalist-author John Keay though I have been meaning to read his China and India historical works for a long time. Keay is a very good writer.

  15. I've heard very good things about the Elizabeth Chadwick books!

  16. Looks like a great week! Enjoy your books.

  17. Sounds like a great week!
    Elizabeth Chadwick is one of those authors I've always wanted to read!
    I hope she is as good as I hope :)
    Have a lovely week!