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Monday, January 19, 2015

Mailbox Monday/It's Monday! What are you reading?

I missed out last weeks MM because there was too much going on. We were slap bang in the middle of a Presidential Election which was surprisingly non violent, quiet and everyone well behaved!!!! Elections in our part of the world are never orderly and this was a very pleasant surprise. We had a change of President which took almost everyone by surprise - an absolute dark horse who pipped the incumbent President to the post. Hopefully this change is going to be good for the future as well.

On a book note some very delightful reads came in.


All the above are courtesy of Netgalley.

The Winter Siege

This was a free download from Amazon. Thanks to the blogger who recommended it on FB.


Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Am reading two books currently! The Winter Siege which I am finding fascinating. Descriptive 100% and The Fifteenth District. Very good reviews from all, but I am finding it very hard going. Almost seventy percent done.

Work has kept me out of Colombo but reading has gone ahead.  Its such a relaxing thing to read something totally out of my current environment and feel transported to either Regency England or to Royalist wars in England or whatever!


  1. Congrats on getting a new President (I hope?!) Well it is great to hear Sri Lanka had such a peaceful election.

    I didn't know Sara Gruen had a new book out; I didn't read her second but I quite liked Water For Elephants so I'll be keeping an ear out for what people think of this one.

    Am also curious about The Dream Lover - I love that style of cover so naturally it caught my eye! ;)

    Have a great week!

  2. Hope your new elected president is good news for your country, it's a good start having a peaceful election.
    I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the Sara Gruen book. Happy reading :)

  3. I haven't heard of these before, thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

  4. At The Water's Edge has a gorgeous cover. I hope you enjoy your books this week!

    My IMWAYR post.

  5. The cover for The Dream Lover is so striking. Elizabeth Berg's name is familiar to me, but I can't quite place her. I hope you enjoy all of your books this week!

  6. Auld Acquaintance has a lovely cover...and Dream Lover is on my list. Love Elizabeth Berg.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. I'm glad to hear your election went well.

    Both The Dream Lover and At the Water's Edge look terrific!

  8. Nice mailbox! I love the cover for Death in Devon -- I assume it's a mystery novel?

  9. Congratulations on the elections and I hope your new President is just what is needed. Happy reading.

  10. I am glad to hear the elections were peaceful. I hope the new leader works out well for your country.

    You have several wonderful books/covers this week.
    a) I really think I should make myself read an Elizabeth Berg title. :-)
    b) I love the Auld Acquaintance cover. I'll be interested in how you like it.
    c) Sorry I missed The Winter Siege - it sounds good too.
    I hope you get some cooler weather. Meanwhile, find some shade, grab a cool drink and Happy Reading!

  11. I'm glad things went so well with the election.
    I am curious about Gruen's latest so I'll be interested to see what you think.

    Happy Monday!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  12. Mystica, the Sri Lankan presidential elections were widely covered in the Indian press. I don't think I'd heard of Sirisena before. He took everyone by surprise, I agree.

    I'm currently reading "Metamorphosis and Other Stories" by Franz Kafka.

  13. The Water's Edge looks fantastic! Enjoy your new books!

  14. I am so glad the election was violent free, Mystica. That is wonderful news! I hope the new President will be a good one for your country.

    I just love the cover of The Dream Lover. I haven't read anything by Elizabeth Berg, but I have heard great things about her books. Ian Sansom is an author I really want to try.

    I still haven't read Water for Elephants. Isn't that a crime? At the Waters Edge sounds like it will be good.

  15. Congratulations on a safe election!
    Looking forward to the new Eliabeth Berg.