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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mailbox Monday

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.


  1. Wow, I didn't know that, happy new year, it sounds like a wonderful day, time for everything, a great to start anew.

  2. Happy New Year! Enjoy all your books - they look fun!

  3. Happy New Year, it sounds wonderful!! Nice book haul too, I'm off to see if I can get some of those freebies :)

  4. Happy New Year!

    The Mrs. Dashwood book sounds interesting to me. I'll have to check it out sometime.

  5. Happy New Year to you! Enjoy your new books!

  6. I hope you have a very Happy New Year! It sounds much more festive than in the U.S. We mainly just celebrate for a few hours waiting for the New Year to arrive, and then a few hours more.

  7. Happy new year. That sounds like a great way to spend time with the family

  8. Happy New Year, sounds great. Must have been wonderful to find that place of the Jane Austen spin offs. Happy reading!

  9. Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed the celebration.
    A Winter Wrong and Even in Darkness sound interesting.
    I hope you have a wonderful week.

  10. Happy New Year! Glad you were able to get some of the Austen freebies!