Mailbox Monday (1) and What’s on my shelf

So,how have the first few days of the year been for all of you?.I’m having loads of fun and even surprised myself by posting a review already. This is my first post for Mailbox Monday,a gathering place for booklovers to share the books that came into their lives (:-)!!) last week. It is hosted by RoseCity Reader.

No books came in for review last week,neither did i buy anything for myself(Surprising!) .I picked up a few books from the library.My TBR for the weeks to follow:

I haven’t read Chocolat,only seen the movie,which i thought was awesome. I’ve been hearing rave reviews about Joanne’s writing and decided to pick this one up,even though it’s supposed to be the sequel. 100 pages into the book,I am loving it !

I read too much of fiction and not enough travel writing.I picked up In Xanadu in an attempt to read more out of my comfort zone.The hubby is a travel-writing enthusiast and often monopolizes the book till the due day stares upon our faces,so i am not sure if I’ll get time to read this book. I read Darymple’s Nine lives and loved it and am looking forward to reading more of his stuff.

Breathing in Colour was picked up on a whim- I loved the cover’s vibrancy. The blurb on the book’s sleeve also sounded interesting-it’s about a woman’s search for her missing daughter.

I also have a author requested review to finish(Review coming soon).What’s on your bookshelves?

31 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday (1) and What’s on my shelf

  1. Veens…Chocolat's on my wishlist too..

    Emeire..I love her writing too.. very comforting indeed.

    Diane..This is apparently the sequel of Chocolat.Even i had never heard of it until i saw it at the library.welcome here πŸ™‚

    Bermuda.. Thanks for dropping by.

    Aisle B.. I saw some good reviews on goodreads.. A lot of 4 stars. Welcome here.


  2.! You should see it ! Thanks and welcome in here.

    A.. πŸ™‚ Books are my bread and butter.

    Tea.. Thanks.I am amazed at the number of blogs you have !! WOW!!.. welcome in here..


  3. I have heard a lot about Joanne's writing too. Hope you enjoy the book! I should pick up one of her books soon, too.

    I am mid-way reading William Dalrymple's Nine Lives, and I am loving it. Have heard that In Xanadu is a lovely book, too. The way Dalrymple weaves stories and history and his personal touch into his travel writing makes it a wonderful read.

    I hadn't heard of the last book till now. The cover looks lovely.

    Happy reading! Looking forward to read your reviews for these books! πŸ™‚


  4. Brooke..Thanks for stopping by.Heading over to your space to check your list

    Wendi..I hear there are a lot of changes in the movie when compared with the book. Thanks for dropping by.

    Alyce..Thanks ! Welcome here.

    Tribute to Mama..Sure..

    Rose City..You bet !! :-).Thanks for hosting it.It's been super fun !

    Sheila..Thanks.Happy hunting πŸ™‚

    Priya..Thanks!Nine lives is good fun ..I am not sure if Xanadu is like that one,but i remember a review by Vaishnavi that was very glowing.


  5. Happy New Year to you and Guna πŸ™‚
    You seem to have started the year with a bang already with these reviews :D.

    As for the books in my shelf, I'm currently half way through Not without my daughter and its making for one hell of a poignant read!


  6. Oh I loved the movie chocolat, and it makes me want to watch the new movie of hers copie conforme, but cant find it online.

    I dont know if I'll read the book, I seem to have a block in terms of reading abook after I have watched a movie, so mostly I dont watch a movie if I KNOW i want to read a book. It may change though

    The Lollipop shoes sounds too cute, the name is enough for me to want to pick it up.

    Im currently on 'Behaviour of Moths' by Poppy Adams, I started it when i was in school, and just didnt get the time to finish. Now I'm hoping to get it done asap, in the midst of coughing!!!


  7. Geeta..the book sounds heavy duty πŸ™‚ happy reading !

    Deeps..Thanks a tonne.Wish you and your family a super duper new year as well(i know i am a tad late)..

    Squo..In a way i have that block and I always feel that the movie can never be as good as the book..oh,lollipop shoes is really fun ! you should read it.

    Mystica..I havent read any other Dalrymple books ,but have a suspicion that i might like tham


  8. Hi. I haven't read In Xanadu. But I just finished reading City of Djinns by Dalrymple. It was pretty good. Well written and superbly researched. I have started The Last Mughal – although it may take me some time to finish reading it. Waiting in the wings is The Age of Kali also by the same author.

    PS: Thanks for visiting my blog.


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