My mailbox is very full this week only because of the generosity of one of my fellow bloggers who sent me a parcel of books. Thank you Jackie of Farmlane Books
The list of books I received are
Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam - about a child molester. This is not going to be an easy read.
Described as exciting writing, good plot and characterization. What more does one want?
There has been enough written about this book and the fact that I got to it so soon delights me!
Set in Chechnya a story of a small boy watching his father being abducted. A story that is now commonplace right around the world. I've not read a book set in this part of the world so this interests me.
About flowers and one woman's love for them. Enough said.
Apart from the above have a whole stack of reads on my Kindle! I bless my brother everytime I start reading one on it. With Amazon having so many good reads (and free as well) it tides me over till I find my next stack of reads.
Set in a cave ridden part of France we have a young woman who seems a mystery. Nothing is what it seems. Just started on this one.
Right now we are in the middle of getting ready for the Singhalese New Year. Today was the final day of work at one of our properties - we grow cinnamon and tea there. It is always a very satisfying end of the year celebration with one year behind us and the new one looming over the horizon. It is also a time of year when trees are in full bloom which makes villages look extraordinarily pretty.
This is one of the trees known as the ehela tree. I just learnt that it is the national tree of Thailand. It blooms spectacularly during the month of April in Sri Lanka. A row of these trees is an amazing sight.