Mailbox Mondays: November 26, 2012


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?

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

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

    Enjoy all your reads.

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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


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

  • I so loved Cutting for Stone; enjoy

  • 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.

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

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

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

    • @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.

  • 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…

    • @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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