I am still a little book-weary. I’ve been feeling tired and drained and unmotivated to do anything other than sacking out on the couch. Usually, the sack out is accompanied by a book, but these last couple of months have been so crazy that my tired brain just can’t focus on anything right (not even books).
So, this month when Penguin Random House emailed me to ask which books I’d like to read, I chose the two lightest books in their kitty.
- Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks
- Delhi Mostly Harmless by Elizabeth Chatterjee
I am really looking forward to Jeeves and the Wedding Bells. I am a huge fan of P.G.Wodehouse, and this book is an homage to his writing and his world. I love the Wodehousian characters of Jeeves and Wooster, and this book is just perfect for me to read on Christmas noonday.
Delhi Mostly Harmless is a bit of an unknown to me. It’s supposedly a travelogue featuring Delhi (as far as I can make out from the blurb at the back of the book). It sounds interesting, and in spite of all the bad press, I’ve only had good experiences when I travel to Delhi, and I would love to read a woman’s take on what life in Delhi actually was like for her.
Huge thanks to Penguin Random House for sending me a copy of these books to read.
The other book that I received for review is a romance. Gasp! I actually don’t do romances – don’t read them, don’t blog about them. They existed in my world sometime during the late 90s and then I never read them again. But, like I said, my brain is tired and wiped out and maybe a Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Mills n Boon will turn out to be a couple of hours of mindless entertainment.
The book I got actually has two stories – Ripped by Sarah Morgan and Fearless by Tawny Weber. Both these authors are unknown to me, but then, I am quite clueless about authors in the romance genre.
Have you read these books? What do you think of them? What books did you receive last week? Do you sometimes find yourself doing a complete switch up of your reading genres?