Mailbox Monday for this week has been delightful. One of the bloggers gave me a tip regarding free downloads of Jane Austen's variations and spin offs and I have been able to get some very nice reads.
Beyond Downton Abbey Volume I
May's Grand Tour - A Regency Romance
Mrs Dashwood Returns - A continuation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility
A Wintter Wrong by Elizabeth Ann West
I've already finished the Mrs Dashwood book. Enjoyed the romance of a fifty year old!
Henrietta Who? Catherine Aird
The Five Towns Leslie Tonner
Even in Darkness Barbara Stark-Nemon
These three are courtesy of Netgalley.
In Sri Lanka, we are embarking on one of the biggest holidays for the country. The old year ends today and the New Year dawns tomorrow, not at dawn but at around 2.40 in the afternoon which is the auspicious time. The entire period is governed by times, time to light the fire, time to start cooking, time to eat and a time you do absolutely nothing other than read, meditate or go to temple. A time of much enjoyment in the country, families get together and traditionally you go back to your village. Cities are empty, transport systems are overloaded, shopping is in full swing and everyone has a good time.
Happy New Year to all.