Mailbox Mondays: November 26, 2012

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Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Kathy at Bermuda Onion.

Books I received last week

Books I received last week

Random House India again very kindly sent over a nice set of books.

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie has received mixed reviews. Some raved about it, and some long-time Rushdie readers have been disappointed with it. I don’t know how I am going to feel once I am done with the book. All I can tell is I love the setting (Akbar’s court), and the idea of a story connecting Florence and India seems so magical.

The second book I received is totally scientific – Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. This is a story about twin doctors from Ethiopia, and on a first glance seems full of medical jargon. But this book has garnered rave reviews and I am going to overlook the intimidating language and see how the story goes.

The last book and one that I KNOW I am going to enjoy is The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall. This is the third book (I think) in the hilarious Vish Puri detective series. I have reviewed the first two books here and here. I am really looking forward to the third one now :).

So, these are the books that I am excited to receive last week. What did you get and are looking forward to reading?

20 Responses
  • Teddy Rose
    November 27, 2012

    Cutting for Stone is on my list to read. I hope you enjoy all your books!

  • Elizabeth
    November 27, 2012

    Cutting for Stone is long at at times gets tedious, but you will LOVE it.

    Enjoy all your reads.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  • Mary
    November 27, 2012

    I hope you enjoy all three books. Have to say it’s the third that appeals to me 🙂

    • Nish
      November 27, 2012

      @Mary: And that’s the one I plan to read first 🙂

  • Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
    November 26, 2012

    I’ve had Cutting for Stone on my list, but I’ve just never gotten around to it. It does have good reviews. Love the Deadly Butter Chicken title. Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  • mrsqbookaddict01
    November 26, 2012

    These all look good! I really want to try Rushdie soon.

  • kaye
    November 26, 2012

    The Case of the Deadly BUtter Chicken sounds hilarious. Enjoy them all!

  • laurelrainsnow
    November 26, 2012

    The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken looks like a fun read…enjoy your books and your week.

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  • BermudaOnion
    November 26, 2012

    I love the title of The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken! Enjoy your new books!

  • diane
    November 26, 2012

    I so loved Cutting for Stone; enjoy

  • Elizabeth
    November 26, 2012

    Cutting For Stone is an awesome read. I am sure you will find it amazing…I just loved it…and there is not much medical jargon to put anyone off 🙂 Enjoy and let me know asap.

  • samstillreading
    November 26, 2012

    I like the look of Cutting for Stone! The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken is a fantastic sounding title!

    • Nish
      November 26, 2012

      @samstillreading: Deadly Butter Chicken, ha! I love the sound of that title too 🙂

  • Mystica
    November 26, 2012

    I’ve wanted to pick Cutting for Stone for ages. Its such a huge book though. Look forward to your review.

    • Nish
      November 26, 2012

      @Mystica: It is a huge book, isn’t it? A little bit intimidating. And my copy has a lot of close print, so it’s going to take some time reading it.

  • manjulikapramod
    November 26, 2012

    OH wow… I am jealous of ur reading speed.. How do u manage so many and so quick…?
    I am sure you are doing a great job.. reading is heavenly.. U have got lovely set of books this time.. I am too reading my set sent by Random House– Boats on Land and Zoo… loving it.. Would put up the review soon… 🙂 Btw did some author interviews in the meanwhile…

    • Nish
      November 26, 2012

      @manjulika: Dunno if my reading speed is fast or not. I average about a book a week…most book bloggers are at that pace, I think 🙂

      Random House folks are really sweet, aren’t they? I hope you enjoy yours. Looking forward to the review.

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