Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Friday, January 28, 2011

Welcome to all Book Blog Hoppers-Jan 28 to Jan 31

Welcome to all Book Blog Hoppers

Every Friday Jennifer of Crazy For Books hosts The Book Blogger Hop-The Book Blogger Hop is a great chance to meet new to you bloggers, find some new blogs to follow and gain some great readers for your own blog.   Every week about 275 or so bloggers from all over the world participate.    I have found some excellent new blogs this way and gained some wonderful readers.    I follow about 500 book blogs  and am always happy to find more.   If you follow me I will follow you.


   My blog for the last few months has been one third Asian literature, one third classics and one third short stories but I do read contemporary fiction also and even some YA once in a while.    I have various reading projects I am working on also.    My latest one is short stories by Australian writers of the 19th century and I also recently read  five stories by African writers in competition for the Caine Prize.    I am very into Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf.  

If you visit me please leave  a comment so I can return the visit-

Every week Jennifer poses an interesting question for us-this week we are asked to say what our most anticipated book to published in 2011 

Every week Jennifer asks participants in the Book Blogger hop to answer a question-here is this week's question-

"What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011?  Why are you anticipating that book?"

    I am very much looking forward to the sequel to Sea of Poppies by Amitar Ghosh.      This is a historical novel set in Indian in the 19th century that left us at a cliffhanging close after 600 pages.    It reads just like a great Victorian novel and I think in time it will be considered a classic.    It is scheduled to be out mid-year and I might break my rule about not buying hardbound fiction for it!

I return all follows-if you decide to follow me please leave me a comment so I can return the follow-I believe the International Community of Book Bloggers is one of the best things on the internet and try to support it as I can-thanks

Mel u


Mel said...

Hi Mel U

Just thought I would stop by and say hi for the Hop. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, with some good reading :)

BLHmistress said...

I hadn't heard of that novel but it caught me at Victorian great pick. Hopping on to say hi and hope you have a great weekend.

My FF and Blog hops

Suko said...

Nice book choice. Happy hopping!

Deepali said...

Hello again, old follower here:)
Just thought I'd stop by regular folks in my feed for this hop!

That is a novel I haven't read yet, but my Indian author reading is still something I consider fairly limited.
Do you have a review up?

@parridhlantern said...

Hi, My major bygodamiburstingwithimpatience book this year is 1q84 by Murakami, at the moment I'm reading Granta's ( The best of young Spanish language Novelists) & there's a few names there that grabbed my attention, for example- Rodrigo Hasbun & Patricio Pron.

Laurie said...

Oh! I'm so glad that you reminded me of Sea of Poppies: my book group was going to read that and then didn't but now needs a new fiction... I'm going to suggest it!

Laurie said...

Hi Mel U,
Thanks for reminding me of Sea of Poppies... It's time for my bookgroup to pick a new fiction for February, so I'm going to suggest it!
(I'm looking forward to so many books that I had to offer more than one... Come on by if you

Anonymous said...

Sea of Poppies sounds like a really good book ... I may be looking into it. I really like Virginia Woolf and will definitely have to follow your blog it sounds like you read my kind of books.

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Anonymous said...

SEA OF POPPIES sounds really interesting. I'll have to see if my library has it.

Have a great weekend!

Kelly said...

I hope you enjoy the book you're looking forward to!

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I'm also looking forward to the sequel especially because I just bought Sea of Poppies and can reread it in anticipation

The Book Bee said...


Love the book chocie. I am looking forward to the sequal being realesed as well.

Have a great weekend.

Kristin said...

What a great blog! New follower! Stop by and say hi if you get a chance!
Have a great weekend!

Siobian said...

Hello! I'm your newest follower and I've enjoyed reading your posts. :) I've not read Sea of Poppies yet but it sounds like a great book and I'm going to add it to my to-be-read list! Thank you for your suggestion! Have a great weekend.

Sugar and Snark said...

Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

Already following :)


Kristin said...

Thanks so much for the kind words and the follow!

Unknown said...

I have not read Sea of Poppies yet but plan to read this year, sooner rather than later. I discovered the book last year and have wanted to read it since. I didn't know Amitav Ghosh was writing a sequel! I'm thrilled to hear that. I'm also happy that I will be reading the books relatively close together (in time!)

This is a great choice!
~ Amy