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Sunday, June 30, 2013

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


Mailbox Monday hosted by Dolce Bellezza for June.


Under the Jewelled Sky

I love books set in colonial India. Sri Lanka did not share such a colorful colonial history as India did. The British built a wonderful system of roads and railways in Sri Lanka, established the Railway Department and practically the entire system of Government but the actual stories of Britishers in Sri Lanka are not as colorful or vivid as those who lived in India.




Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Still playing catch up with work - only being back five days to so much to do. 

Re reading a couple of Georgette Heyers as I do not seem to have much time for reading. 

23 comments:

Bookworm1858 said...

Under the Jewelled Sky looks so good! I love stories set in colonial India too and I haven't heard of this one before but it's one I want to check out now.

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

I liked Under the Jewelled Sky, I hope you do too.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Adding the title to the list Mystica!
Don't work too hard, there is always tomorrow!
Sending a warm hello from the Pacific NW cost,

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Great cover on the McQueen book. Hope you love it!

Christina T said...

Under the Jeweled Sky sounds really good. It won't be published in the States till next year I think.

Indu Sundaresan has a new book being published later this year that is also about colonial India (The Mountain of Light) and sounds promising.

Nise' said...

That cover is lovely! Hope it is a great read for you.

Teddyree said...

Under the Jewelled Sky looks wonderful, looking forward to your thoughts on it. Good luck catching up with everything this week and happy reading :)

Shelleyrae said...

I hope things settle for you soon and you get a bit more time to read

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Mystica, the book sounds very interesting. I have, in fact, been going through a few historical books on colonialism in India and related issues mostly written by Englishmen, many of whom were stationed in India during the British occupation. These are available as copyright-free books. They're mostly documentary stuff but contain a wealth of information.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm really acquiring the books here at the ALA conference! I should have enough to carry me through the winter!

bermudaonion said...

I love the cover and the setting - the book sounds terrific!

Harvee @ Book Dilettante said...

I have enjoyed a few books set in India and this one looks good as well.

Kristin said...

Under the Jeweled Sky sounds very interesting and the cover is quite attractive!

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

Elizabeth said...

Under the Jeweled Sky looks very good.

ENJOY!!

THANKS for stopping by my blog earlier.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Quixotic Magpie said...

Wow, Under the Jewelled Sky sounds amazing!

Laura Fabiani said...

Just looking at the cover and reading about where it's set has me wanting to read this book! I'll look for your review.

readingdate said...

Under the Jewelled Sky looks gorgeous. Hope you love it!

Anna said...

I hope the book is as fantastic as its cover. Have a great week!

Vicki said...

I'd pick it up just because the cover is so beautiful! Enjoy!
Here's My MM

Lindsey said...

Re-reading can be soothing sometimes. I hope you enjoy your new and old reads this week!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

This is a new title for me and it does sound good. Love that cover!

Yvonne said...

This sounds good and what a beautiful cover! Enjoy!

Shoshanah said...

I don't think I've ever read a book set in Colonial India. Unless you can't A Little Princess, which I'm not sure you can. But I think I'd love them as well, and definitely will be looking out for this one!