Mailbox Monday


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

It’s been a long time since I did a Mailbox Monday post. Sadly, I have not been accepting too many review copies of late. I’ve been enjoying my own reads, and accepting less review copies meant that I could focus more on reading the books I have long wanted to read, and also be able to read them at my pace without worrying about a blogging schedule.

But once in a while, a tempting enough book comes along my way, and then it’s a slippery slope to accepting a whole bunch of other books.

The culprit this time was Aqson Level 1, which I completed reading and reviewing last week.

It was so interesting and pleasurable, that I rapidly accepted a bunch of other books as well.

My mailbox this month

My mailbox this month

Here is what came into my mailbox:

  • Lanka’s Princess by Kavita Kane – This is a story about Surpanaka from the mythological epic – Ramayana. Kavita Kane is a seasoned author who has written a number of women-centric books highlighting some much maligned or much ignored women characters from our Indian epics. I’ve read a few of her books, and always love how she describes her characters and settings in a way that rings true to those times.
  • Songs of Stone by Sujata S.Sabnis – The moment the publicist mentioned Mughal, and love story, and Taj, I was sold on this book, and said a resounding YES to this one. I started on this book last week, and I have obsessed over it. It’s an absolute corker of a love story, and I know I am going to be raving about this book on the blog in a week’s time.
  • Band Baaja Boys by Rachna Singh – This book is a humorous take on a young Indian girl’s take on love. Call it a desi Bridget Jones if you will. I skimmed through this book, and I just know it’s going to have me in splits.
  • Strongman’s Daughter by Madhuri Iyer – This book is supposed to be a nail-biting saga about a girl’s clash against her oppressive father, and I don’t know too much more about the book beyond that. However, it is from Fingerprint Publishing who have always passed on some excellent books to me for review purposes, and so just based on the origin alone, I accepted this one.

Last but not the least is the latest in the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer.

This was a man - the last of the Clifton Chronicles

This was a man – the last of the Clifton Chronicles

The Clifton Chronicles is a family saga about a bunch of aristocrats living through the World War eras, right down up to the Margaret Thatcher regime in UK. So, I guess, this can be called a historical, even if the Thatcher era still seems quite recent to me. I love the cover on this one, and it’s probably going to be the next book I pick up from this lot.

So, these are the books I got recently. What books did you get recently? What are you looking forward to reading?

  • I haven’t gotten any new books recently, because I cannot buy books during Christmas month, and I’ve been so busy the last month and a half that I haven’t had a chance to get to the library. A very woeful situation, I think you’ll agree! I am hoping once I get to this weekend, I can finally dedicate some real time to reading at last.

    • Nishita

      @readingtheend:disqus You can’t buy books during Christmas month?

  • The Strongman’s Daughter and Aqson Level 1 look good. Going to check out your review.

    Nice covers on all of the books.

    Have a good week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  • The Clifton Chronicles looks like a good one.

    • Nishita

      @savvyversewit:disqus I love the gorgeous cover, and what little I’ve read so far is pretty good too!

  • Mary

    I read the first of the Clifton Chronicles and then never got back to the series. I hope you love the most recent book!

    • Nishita

      @disqus_4MZ3NNdv0p:disqus I’ve just started on it. So far, so good!

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    It looks like you’re in for some good reading!

    • Nishita

      @bermudaonion_kathy:disqus Oh yes! They make for some good cozy winter-time reading 🙂

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