HomeBooksAsian FictionMailbox Mondays: February 10, 2014 Nish 02/10 Asian Fiction, Books, Mailbox Mondays, Memoir/Biography/Non-fiction, Short stories, Tags 14 373 Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. I received the following books over the last couple of weeks. Books I received last week Virgin Gingelly is by V.Sanjay Kumar. I know nothing about the book or the author, however the publicist (who so far has never been wrong) is very positive about this book. I received it on Friday ( a lovely hardback). The blurb on the back of the book has this to say A smoky medium. A viscous oil that marinates gunpowder, anoints heads and crisps appalams. An uptight Brahmin. Apart from the above information, a quick scan of the book reveals that the story is based in my hometown of Chennai. Sounds interesting. I love diving blind into books. The other book is a bunch of short stories – The Dog Who Healed a Family and other True Animal Stories by Jo Coudert. All the stories in this collection are true stories about animals. It’s been ages since I read any animal stories and I look forward to this one. This book came to me from Harlequin India, which is a bit of a surprise, I thought they mainly dealt with romance. Virgein Gingelly came to me from Hatchette India. So, these are the books that I am excited to read and discuss on the blog. Have you read these books? Did you get any interesting ones? Share this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Silver’s Reviews ENJOY your reading week. Stop by for giveaways on my blog if you like. Elizabeth Silver’s Reviews My Mailbox Monday Nishita @silversreviews:disqus will definitely drop by 🙂 Lucy True Animal Stories looks so heartwarming. And Virgin Gingelly does sound intriguing. Enjoy your new reads! Nishita @disqus_IsNM5JCeqX:disqus I just hope the animal stories aren’t sad. Vera Love any books about dogs! My Mailbox Monday Facebook User Hope you enjoy your books! Here is my post. bermudaonion(Kathy) I hope you love both of your new books! Nishita @bermudaonion_kathy:disqus Thanks. Kathy. I have high hopes for both the books. Pat @ Posting For Now Enjoy your new books! I bet The Dog Who Healed A Family has some amazing stories. Cute cover. Nishita @patpostingfornow:disqus Yes, I really am looking forward to it. I just hope the stories are not sad stories. Sam Still Reading Gorgeous covers! Enjoy your books 🙂 Nishita @samstillreading:disqus Thanks. I love the cover for Virgin Gingelly especially appealing. Vicki I love books about dogs! Love the cover of the Kumar book! Nishita @VickiSN:disqus I love dog books too. It might have been tedious if all the stories were just about dogs, but I gather from the blurb that some other animals also make an appearance.