Mailbox Mondays: February 10, 2014

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

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?

  • 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!

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  • 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.

  • http://postingfornow.com/ 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.

  • http://irbratb.com/ 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.