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

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mailbox Monday - May 3, 2010

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!

Got a few this past week. Yay! I really need a new (and bigger) bookshelf!

Charlotte and Emily: A Novel of the Brontes, Jude Morgan

Picked this one up at Borders the day it was released. It came highly recommended so I am looking forward to delving into this one.

The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England, Ian Mortimer

How could you pass up a book like this??? I didn't want to spend that much on a hardcover book but really, I just HAD to have it! This should come in handy actually for one of my WIPs.

Royal Blood, Bertram Fields

I have been waiting anxiously for this one and it finally arrived from Paperbackswap! I am so excited to read this!


  1. Charlotte and Emily looks very interesting. There seems to be many of novels being written about authors lately. I may have to check this one out.

  2. you look like you have some wonderful reads
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

  3. I know what you mean about The Time Traveler's Guide as I bought it a few weeks ago ;-) I don't usually buy hardcovers but I couldn't help myself! I have Charlotte and Emily on my wishlist and just added Royal Blood!

    Enjoy your new books!!!

    My mailbox is HERE.

  4. Happy reading!

    I love your blog background -- especially the diamonds.

    Here is my MM list on Rose City Reader.

  5. Enjoy your new books. Your blog is lovely!

    My mailbox is here:

  6. Great books! I've wanted to read Royal Blood long time! The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England sounds interesting. I just read his The Perfect King and loved it.
    Enjoy your books!

  7. That Time Traveler's Guide does look good...

  8. Charlotte and Emily - I like the sound of that book.