This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

I am a day late on posting but oh well! Got several from Borders in my "every other month" monthly book shopping spree!

Royal Affairs, Leslie Carroll

I've been trying to get my hands on this one since it was released a few weeks ago and I finally got it! Yay! Who doesn't like reading about the seediness of royalty? Can't wait to dive into it!

Notorious Royal Marriages, Leslie Carroll

In the same vein as her newest work, this one chronicles all the wonderful marriages between royalty and all the juicy stories that go along with them!

A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquahar

Another wonderful collection of all the fun the royals have had through the years.

Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

A random classic thrown in with all the raucous royals! I saw a movie version of this on Georgia Public Broadcasting the other night and it piqued my interest. I like Austen and this is one I hadn't read yet.


  1. I like that idea of an "every other month" monthly book shopping spree :) Enjoy your books!

  2. Great books! I'd love to get my hands on Leslie Carroll's books! I have A Treasury of Royal Scandals and it was interesting.

  3. I've got Carroll's books to read as well. Sure hope I can get to them soon. Happy Reading!