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Mailbox Monday – End of March

Mailbox Monday – End of March

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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. I get my book deliveries both at home and office, and collating everything in one place and taking a photo seems to be an impossible task (and I know I have no logical reason for it). However, in the last couple weeks or so, books have been really tumbling into the house, and the only way I can keep track of what’s come in, and what I plan to read and review is through this Mailbox Monday post.

So, without further ado, here are the books I received starting from left to right.

Love in Chakiwara and Other Misadventures

Love in Chakiwara and Other Misadventures

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Love in Chakiwara and Other Misadventures is a collection of short stories set in a place called Chakiwara in Karachi (in post-independence Pakistan).

The narrator of these short stories is Iqbal Hussain Changezi, owner of Allah Tawakkul Bakery, and collector of writers and geniuses.

Through his eyes, we learn about that extraordinary invention – the Love Meter. Through his eyes, we view suspiciously at out-of-work comedian Chakori, apprentice to a Chinese dentist, meet quack cum genius Muhammad Gharib, and the lovestruck and out-of-luck author Qattar.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

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I have been miserly rationing out my reading of George R.R. Martin’s books, eking out my pleasure one wee short story at a time, biding my time till his next major oeuvre – The Winds of Winter. Seriously, I’ve become this total Westerosi junkie needing my fix of all these fantastic stories and settings that George R.R.Martin manages to conjure up for me. He is the best writer ever when it comes to hooking his audience, and this is coming from me, someone who is not at all prone to hyperbole.

Teaser Tuesdays: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Teaser Tuesdays: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

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I am really loving all this back story into the Targaryen family that I am getting reading these various prequels to A Song of Ice and Fire. Dangerous Women that I read last year was fantastic, dramatic, and bloodthirsty all at the same time.

Dangerous Women

Dangerous Women

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I read this anthology of short stories curated by George R.R.Martin leisurely over the past three months dipping in and out of it occasionally in between longer reads.

As such I wasn’t too interested in the anthology.

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2015

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list the top books I read in 2015.

This year, I read some really lovely books, and it’s hard to whittle down my list to ten, but here I try anyway.