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Monday, October 15, 2012

MAILBOX MONDAY/IT'S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING?


Mailbox Monday  hosted on the Mailbox Monday blog. The books that came to me are

Elizabeth George is always a huge surprise for me. I never know where I am going and the size of the book is always huge!!! not always but very often anyway. 800 pages this one but I love it.



I've read Donna Leon before (Acqua Alta) and found the Venetian background and description fascinating. Brunetti helps as well (shades of Lynley from above!) Suave, sophisticated and loves his food - you need anything more????





Julian Barnes's Arthur and George - shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize. (I will get to them all eventually I know. In my part of the world it just takes time!)


 
 
Four days away from home and office and back late on Monday evening. So many things to catch up with. The good news is that the rains have started, hopefully not to end in floods but its raining!!!!
 

21 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've heard so much about Elizabeth George's work but haven't read any of it. From what I've heard, you're in for a treat!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The Elizabeth George book looks tempting...I haven't read any of her books, but I must!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kaye said...

Traitor to Memory has been on my tbr list for ages. I'll be interested in your thoughts on that one. Happy reading!

Blodeuedd said...

Happy reading :)

Crystal @ I Totally Paused! said...

Looks like a good week for you :) Enjoy!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Nice week. I tried an Elizabeth George book in audio but audio is not a good choice for her books ... they are so long and complex I was getting lost. Perhaps print would be better.

Kristen said...

Arthur and George is one that's on my someday list. :-)

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

The good news is that the rains have finally left Bombay and the western shores of India. They overstayed their four-month annual visit from June through September right up to October this year. The Mets blame it on global warming.

The three authors are all familiar to me though I have always wanted to read something by Booker winner Julian Barnes. I have heard a lot of good things about his writing.

Anna said...

They all sound good. Happy reading!

Tanya Patrice said...

Ooh hope you enjoy all these books.

DCMetroreader said...

I've heard of Elizabeth George, but have't read any of her work. I hope you enjoy it!

fiction-books said...

Hi Mystica,

I have a couple of Donna Leon books on my shelves, which I bought originally and gave to my father to read. He has returned them, but has said that he didn't particularly enjoy them, so I guess that has put me off reading them a little. I didn't realise just how many books she has written and seeing your acquisition this week has piqued my interest, so I might dig one of them out and give it a try.

Inspector Lynley is one of my favourite detective characters, although I have to admit that I have watched more of the television adaptations, than I have read the books. At 800 pages, it will probably be some time before I get around to reading 'A Traitor To Memory', that is a chunkster, even for Elizabeth George!

Enjoy all of your books and have a great week,

Yvonne

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

A Traitor to Memory is one of my favourite of Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley mysteries. I hope you enjoy it and all your new reads.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I have Arthur and George, but haven't read it. enjoy your wonderful new treasures.

Marie said...

Fun! I love Julian Barnes and have Arthur & George in my TBR, too!

Teddyree said...

We could do with some rain here in QLD. It's been a while since I've read an Elizabeth George novel. Have a great week and happy reading :)

Yvonne said...

Great list of books! Enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Elizabeth George book sounds good. 800 pages is quite a long story! I hope you enjoy it!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Great books! I also have Arthur & George. It seemed an intriguing book, but haven't had time to read it yet. Hope you enjoy them all!

Ryan said...

Just wanted to come by and say I hope you are having a great week.

Martha Eskuchen said...

Oh- good choices! I haven't read Elizabeth George for a number of years - but 800 pages would be daunting. :-)
The other two look good too.
Hope you have had a great reading week.