Monday, January 3

Mailbox Monday (1) and What's on my shelf

So,how have the first few days of the year been for all of you?.I'm having loads of fun and even surprised myself by posting a review already. This is my first post for Mailbox Monday,a gathering place for booklovers to share the books that came into their lives (:-)!!) last week. It is hosted by RoseCity Reader.

No books came in for review last week,neither did i buy anything for myself(Surprising!) .I picked up a few books from the library.My TBR for the weeks to follow:

I haven't read Chocolat,only seen the movie,which i thought was awesome. I've been hearing rave reviews about Joanne's writing and decided to pick this one up,even though it's supposed to be the sequel. 100 pages into the book,I am loving it !

I read too much of fiction and not enough travel writing.I picked up In Xanadu in an attempt to read more out of my comfort zone.The hubby is a travel-writing enthusiast and often monopolizes the book till the due day stares upon our faces,so i am not sure if I'll get time to read this book. I read Darymple's Nine lives and loved it and am looking forward to reading more of his stuff.

Breathing in Colour was picked up on a whim- I loved the cover's vibrancy. The blurb on the book's sleeve also sounded interesting-it's about a woman's search for her missing daughter.

I also have a author requested review to finish(Review coming soon).What's on your bookshelves?


Veens said...

Oh well I HAVE to definitely get Chocolat! And I love the 3rd book's cover too :)

I hope you enjoy your reads too :)

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this one by Joanne Harris... I generally like her writing, it's comforting.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I have several Joann Harris novels on my shelves, but never heard of this one. Now I am curious; enjoy

bermudaonion said...

Every one of those looks good to me. Enjoy!

Aisle B said...

All your books look really interesting, especially Breathing in Colour. Going to look that one up on Goodreads next.

Enjoy the reads.

Bedazzled said...

Veens...Chocolat's on my wishlist too..

Emeire..I love her writing too.. very comforting indeed.

Diane..This is apparently the sequel of Chocolat.Even i had never heard of it until i saw it at the library.welcome here :-)

Bermuda.. Thanks for dropping by.

Aisle B.. I saw some good reviews on goodreads.. A lot of 4 stars. Welcome here.

Mary said...

I'm probably the only woman my age who hasn't seen Chocolat. Going to have hubby put it on the netflix queue. Enjoy the new books!

A said...

Wow. How do you get time to read so many books?

Tea said...

I really like both the titles of your books: The Lollipop Shoes and Breathing in Color. Great mailbox.

Bedazzled said...! You should see it ! Thanks and welcome in here.

A.. :-) Books are my bread and butter.

Tea.. Thanks.I am amazed at the number of blogs you have !! WOW!!.. welcome in here..

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

The Lollipop Shoes sounds good.

Here is mine

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Oh my! I did't know that Chocolat was a book prior to the movie! I'll have to go find both Chocolat and Lollipop Shoes. :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Alyce said...

These are all new to me. Enjoy!

Tribute Books Mama said...

read mine

Rose City Reader said...

Those all look good. A library spree can be a lot of fun!

Thanks for participating in MM and my giveaway.

Rose City Reader

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The Lollipop Shoes looks amazing. I hope you enjoy it - I think I may have to look for this at my library.

Anonymous said...

I have heard a lot about Joanne's writing too. Hope you enjoy the book! I should pick up one of her books soon, too.

I am mid-way reading William Dalrymple's Nine Lives, and I am loving it. Have heard that In Xanadu is a lovely book, too. The way Dalrymple weaves stories and history and his personal touch into his travel writing makes it a wonderful read.

I hadn't heard of the last book till now. The cover looks lovely.

Happy reading! Looking forward to read your reviews for these books! :)

Bedazzled said...

Brooke..Thanks for stopping by.Heading over to your space to check your list

Wendi..I hear there are a lot of changes in the movie when compared with the book. Thanks for dropping by.

Alyce..Thanks ! Welcome here.

Tribute to Mama..Sure..

Rose City..You bet !! :-).Thanks for hosting it.It's been super fun !

Sheila..Thanks.Happy hunting :-)

Priya..Thanks!Nine lives is good fun ..I am not sure if Xanadu is like that one,but i remember a review by Vaishnavi that was very glowing.

Geeta said...

I loved chocolat. Will look at the sequel. I am still working on 'Delivering Happiness' by Zappos's ceo that I bought before Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and Guna :)
You seem to have started the year with a bang already with these reviews :D.

As for the books in my shelf, I'm currently half way through Not without my daughter and its making for one hell of a poignant read!

SSQuo said...

Oh I loved the movie chocolat, and it makes me want to watch the new movie of hers copie conforme, but cant find it online.

I dont know if I'll read the book, I seem to have a block in terms of reading abook after I have watched a movie, so mostly I dont watch a movie if I KNOW i want to read a book. It may change though

The Lollipop shoes sounds too cute, the name is enough for me to want to pick it up.

Im currently on 'Behaviour of Moths' by Poppy Adams, I started it when i was in school, and just didnt get the time to finish. Now I'm hoping to get it done asap, in the midst of coughing!!!

Mystica said...

The Lolipop shoes looks amazing. Dalrymple's books are simply wonderful. His last one Nine Lives is very good as well.

Bedazzled said...

Geeta..the book sounds heavy duty :-) happy reading !

Deeps..Thanks a tonne.Wish you and your family a super duper new year as well(i know i am a tad late)..

Squo..In a way i have that block and I always feel that the movie can never be as good as the book..oh,lollipop shoes is really fun ! you should read it.

Mystica..I havent read any other Dalrymple books ,but have a suspicion that i might like tham

Bikramjit said...

SO many more books :)

all the best


Bedazzled said...

Bikram! thanks.

Anonymous said...

I had picked up Breathing in Color from the library a few days back but had to return it unread. I'll look forward to your review.

Bedazzled said...

Looks like i might not get to read this one too.. too many books to finish in a week :-)

Deepa said...

Hi. I haven't read In Xanadu. But I just finished reading City of Djinns by Dalrymple. It was pretty good. Well written and superbly researched. I have started The Last Mughal - although it may take me some time to finish reading it. Waiting in the wings is The Age of Kali also by the same author.

PS: Thanks for visiting my blog.

Bedazzled said...

Hey,thanks for dropping by. I am yet to read other books by Dalrymple.I am going to grab City of Djinns next.

Sound Horn Please said...

I really want to read all of them. Will wait for your review before I queue them up at the library- Hopefully soon!

Bedazzled said...

SHP.. Thanks ! happy reading !