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Monday, October 29, 2012

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


Hosted at Mailbox Monday blog in October. I had a very nice haul this week.

The first was a delightful win from Judith - thank you Judith.

 
Dawn French - how I love her TV programme - I am sure to enjoy the book as well.
 

Three women - three different lives and relationships.  These Foolish Things by Imogen Parker.



Part fairy tale, part mystery a story set in 1960s Britain. An author I have read before.



Grace's life is crumbling around her along with the dilapidated house gifted to her by her godmother. How is she going to climb out of this mess and get on with her life. A Katie Fforde book



The blurb says What would you do if your husband disappears and you then discover he is a criminal? Intriguing book by Claire Morrall


Rashid is a investigator for the police. He is just waiting to give up his job until the body of his 17 year old niece turns up. What does a officer do when it becomes so personal? A Chris Culver read. New author for me.

 
 
The other Monday meme is It's Monday What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
 
I got a fair amount of reading done this last week but only two reviews up. Work got in the way of blogging.
 
The books I am reading right now are Human Croquet and still trying to get to grips with Anil's Ghost from last week.
 
We are having rainy weather to the extent that we now have floods in three districts in the country. This is always the case in our country. First unbearable drought, no drinking water even and then rains to the point of floods and misery, loss of crops, so many people homeless. It has been drizzling steadily in Colombo from last night and it still hasn't stopped. I have no problem with the rains at all but I do feel sorry for paddy farmers as fields have been just plowed and sown and excess water is not good for rice cultivation.
 
 
 





 
 

26 comments:

bermudaonion said...

All of your books look good to me. I'll be interested to see what you think of Dear Fatty.

samstillreading said...

I know what you mean about work getting in the way of blogging! Enjoy your new books, they look great.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wonderful mailbox - I hope you enjoy them all!

Tanya Patrice said...

Your mailbox is looking full of some goodies. Hope you enjoy them all :-)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm captivated by These Foolish Things. I'll be watching for your review. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Quixotic Magpie said...

Restoring Grace sounds so good! I will have to check it out. :) Have a great week, and I hope the weather gets better.

judith said...

You had a really good haul this week. Several of the books look good.

I hope you'll enjoy Mercy!

Marie said...

Human Croquet looks intriguing!Hope the rain stops soon! Enjoy your week! Thanks for visiting my Monday post.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Nice week. These are all new titles to me, hope you enjoy them.

Tribute Books Mama said...

A great mix of books, enjoy!

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readingdate said...

Really interesting looking titles! Hope you enjoy them all.

Jennifer Hartling said...

I'm going to have to look up the Dawn French, sounds interesting!

Have a great week of reading :D

The Relentless Reader

Yvonne said...

All the books look great. Especially Restoring Grace. Hope you enjoy your books.

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) said...

The Man Who Disappeared looks really interesting to me. Hope your rainy weather lets up!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Familiar story about the rains and floods and crops and price hikes, Mystica. I hope the weather gets better in the coming hours and days and there is no loss to life and property. Meanwhile, a good list of books of which THE ABBEY appears to be my kind of book. I look forward to your review.

Alyce said...

Those are new to me - I hope they're all fun reads!

Nise' said...

Restoring Grace and The Man Who Disappeared look good! Enjoy.

fiction-books said...

Hi Mystica,

You have a great selection of books this week, but I think that if I had to pick just one for my reading list, it would have to be The Abbey.

Chris Culver is an author who is new to me, however I have checked him out and decided that both The Abbey and Just Run, his other published novel, are exactly right for me and are a couple of great finds.

Dawn French is a very talented and funny lady and commands great acclaim, here in the UK. I am assuming that the show you refer to is The Vicar Of Dibley? The role she plays is so well defind and the script so well written, that Dawn really only needs to be her vivacious self, to make the programme a huge success.

Enjoy all of your books,

Yvonne

Thanks for sharing,

Yvonne

Anna said...

Restoring Grace caught my eye. Happy reading!

Wrighty said...

So many good books and such a great variety! Hope you enjoy them all and have a great week!

Serena said...

Looks like you got some great books...happy reading

Vicki said...

They all look interesting, but I'm adding Dear Fatty, These Foolish Things, Restoring Grace and The Man Who Disappeared to my list.

Teddy Rose said...

That looks like a nice bunch of books! I hope you enjoy them all!

Jenny Girl said...

Several of those books look like page turners for sure! Hope the rains let up and I always feel bad for the farmers. They have such a tough job already and then mother nature just piles on. Hope some dry weather comes their way. Have a great week!

Shelleyrae said...

I am a fan of Dawn French also and I have her new fiction book (Oh Dear Silvia) to read this week.

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Martha Eskuchen said...

It is hard to imagine the hardship of that cycle of drought and flood. I added some prayers for your country. You have lots of intriguing titles this week. I hope you are enjoying them.