Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox # 1 !

In My Mailbox is a feature hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, as a way to blog about the books you've received over the week. So many book bloggers (about 200, to be precise) participate in this feature and fascinated by it, I thought I'll post my own IMM too!

A rather hurried (and harried) trip to the 20th World Book Fair at Delhi added a few books to the pile, though they're not new releases. The kind of books that are popular and those I hadn't a chance to read yet! I had initially planned on making another trip, but thanks to exams (just a week ahead), I'm sitting here, blogging about it instead of being there, grabbing books (and discounts!). 

Anyway, I have these particular four recent purchases- three from the Book Fair and one from Flipkart.


A Place Called Here and The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern- Attractive covers and bestselling status automatically act as motivators! Besides, when people know so much about some particular books and I don't, it kills me, hence the purchases!

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan- I should have read this a long time ago. It's about a young teenage boy who finds out his normal life isn't that normal after all, and he's the son of Zeus! Based on Greek mythology, this book's been made into a movie as well (in fact, I saw the movie and then came to know about the book!). Plus it always feels good to read young teen reads every once in a while. :)

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma- Motivational book about finding inner peace, knowing yourself and achieving your dreams, in the self-help category, appealed to me when readers praised Robin Sharma's books a lot! Hence, I ordered it from Flipkart!

Front covers of the books. (ignore the background.. that's a part of the bookshelf!)
I got a few more books from the Sunday book market at Daryaganj, Delhi (where they mostly sell books second hand at dirt cheap prices, but if you dig a bit, you can find out awesome bargains). There I picked up books for light reads (some light mysteries, a couple of books by Jeffery Archer, and some chick-lit). Another trip to the place is due (and to the library too), which will take place after two weeks (thank you exams).

I will be away from the blogosphere for a couple of weeks, again, thanks to exams, so won't be posting here before 18th of March! Though, knowing me, I guess I'll put up a random post on my other blog whenever I feel like it, because well, that's what I mostly do there! 

Happy Reading! :)

PS- (I would like to check out your IMM. If you have one for this week, please leave a link!)

6 comments:

  1. Hi, Ashna! Congratulations on your first IMM! :)

    Have you read any of Cecelia Ahern's other books? I have friends who swear by them, though I'm not as much of a fan of chick lit and romance. I hope you'll enjoy those two though! Oh, and Percy Jackson. It's definitely a light read. Later on, if you continue with the series, you'll see the twists Rick Riordan did with the other Greek gods and goddesses not mentioned in the first book.

    The Monk Who Stole His Ferrari sounds good too! I like motivational books. Hope to find out what you think of it soon!

    Have a good week and good luck on your exams! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kathe for dropping by and for your lovely comment! :)
      I'm not a fan of romantic fiction, so I haven't read Cecelia Ahern's PS- I Love You, but these books had interesting covers (Haha) and they don't seem to be romantic fiction, so I picked them up! I'm dying to read them, but I better study first! :P
      Thank you for motivating me to read the rest of the books in the Percy Jackson series :)
      The Monk who Sold his Ferrari IS interesting, mainly because it's been told in a story-like manner, unlike many motivational books.
      Hope you have a good week too :)

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  2. Thanks for popping by to share Dr. Seuss' birthday with me on My Bookshelf! :) You have a terrific IMM! I've read only one Cecilia Ahern book, PS I Love You, and enjoyed it. I really think you'll like Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. My review for this particular book is still one of my most read almost a year after posting it! I've heard a lot of good about your last book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari too. Happy Reading!!!

    PS thanks for the follow! I follow you in return.

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    1. Thanks Shirley! I appreciate your follow plus the comment!
      I haven't read PS I Love You since I'm not much of a romantic fiction fan, but I'm hoping these two would be different.
      I'll go through your review of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief for sure! :)
      I have started with The Monk who Sold His Ferrari and loving it already! Recommended to everyone! :D
      Thanks again! :)

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  3. Yay! Your first IMM! That’s so exciting!
    I have never even heard of the Cecilia Ahern books before but those are some of the loveliest covers I have ever seen! I hope you enjoy! I’ve also never read Percy Jackson before but I did love the movie, lol! Happy Reading!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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    1. Thanks Darlene! I had only heard about Cecelia Ahern's PS I Love You, but when I saw these, I picked them up!

      Thank you for dropping by :)

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