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Monday, February 11, 2013


Mailbox Monday hosted by Unabridged Chick for February.

Foreign Affairs

A Pulitzer prize winner. (I do get to them late but I do get to them eventually)
For the Love of Venice

I am a sucker for anything to do with Venice. Don't know anything about this one. I hope its not too soppy!
Weighed in the Balance (William Monk, #7)

Read her before.

The Last Empress (Empress Orchid, #2)

Impressive reviews on this one. Set in the last decade of the 19th century.

Flight Lessons

A story of two women. Like this kind of story.

The Gravedigger's Daughter

Immigrant stories are the other genre I like.

Front Cover

One of history's most famous femme fatales. Whats not to like?

Shadows and Strongholds

England 1148. Elizabeth Chadwick a favourite author of mine.

Lords of the White Castle
Westminister 1184 in the court of King Henry.

Read her before and liked her book. This one about a journalist. 


This was a win from ages ago. 

I am not adding to this mailbox the books I have already reviewed - they are already up.

Talking to the Dead - Helen Dunmore

The Marsh King's Daughter - Elizabeth Chadwick

Guppies for Tea - Marika Cobbold

A few green leaves - Barbara Pym

My reading has picked up and this last week saw me reading almost a book a day which was a huge improvement on my earlier month's reading pattern which was dismal.

Hosted by Book Journey.

Am currently reading Foreign Affairs - am finding it a bit slow but halfway through and seems to be picking up pace for me now.


  1. You've got a lot of good books there! I have read books by Amanda Brookfield too (not this one, I think) - I enjoyed that.

    Happy reading this week.

  2. Great stack of books! I loved Alison Lurie's books back in the day...and Foreign Affairs was a good one.

    I have The Gravedigger's Daughter and plan to read it soon. I'll be watching for your review.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...enjoy your week.

  3. Oh so many good looking books! The Last Empress looks especially good. Enjoy!

  4. Wow! You will be very busy reading, I think!

  5. You got some really good books this week. I read Flight Lessons a while back and am pretty sure I enjoyed it!

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

  6. Wow impressive, a book a day ... glad you're reading has picked up!
    The only Joyce Carol Oates I've read was so awful I'm not sure I could read another but yummy Elizabeth Chadwick books ... enjoy :)

  7. You got some great books in your mailbox this week. For the Love of Venice caught my eye, since I love books set in Italy. Enjoy your new titles!

  8. Looks like a lot of good books arrived at your house. Enjoy!

  9. I love anything to do with Venice too. Would love to visit there one day.

    For The Love of Venice and Flight Lessons look like winners to me!

  10. That Min book sounds so good. I just read one of hers that I didn't like very much though :( I might be willing to give her books another whirl at some point though!

    Have a great week of reaing :)

  11. Great mailbox. For the Love of Venice and Foreign Affairs sound really good. Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  12. The Elizabeth Chadwick books look good! I will have to add them to my TBR. And I love Joyce Carol Oates!

  13. I always find it hard to stay motivated when I'm finding a book slow! I hope it picks up towards the end for you! Happy reading!

  14. Great looking books in your mailbox! I read Foreign Affairs a few years ago and remember liking a couple of characters. I'm always intrigued by award winning novels - I don't always like them. This one I gave 3 stars on Goodreads.

  15. The Last Empress is very good - hope you enjoy it :)

  16. I really hope you love those Chadwick books!

  17. I've been meaning to read something by Joyce Carol Oates for forever. There are just too many authors and too many books! I hope The Gravedigger's Daughter is a great read for you. :)

  18. Great bunch of books. I enjoyed Flight Lessons. Have a great week.

  19. Joyce Carroll Oates is a really popular author at my library - I've never read her but she's supposed to be really good. Hope you enjoyed :)

    Have a lovely reading week!

    Whatcha readin’ this week @ the Brunette Librarian

  20. I'm surprised by how much I like the Pulitzer winners. I don't usually like the "prize winners" but the Pulitzers are the exception. Enjoy your week!

  21. Nice mailbox...ENJOY!!!

    The Last Empress looks good.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  22. Fantastic lists of books, will definitely be looking some of these up.

    Have a great week!

  23. Wow, great list of books! I'd love to read The Last Empress. Well there are a few I'd like to read but that one especially. Enjoy!

  24. Wow, great books! I have an Anne Perry book, but still haven't read it yet!

  25. Do let us know how you get on with the Joyce Carol Oates. I'd quite like to read her but don't know where to start!