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, June 22, 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!

Only got one this past week.

Captive Queen, Alison Weir

I won this through LibraryThing. I am skeptical of what is between the covers after seeing other reviews but I'll read and review it and see what's there.


  1. I hope you end up enjoying the book! I had a LibraryThing win arrive last week as well. I had a "what was I thinking" moment when I saw it, although after reading the summary I remembered why I was interested.

  2. Be afraid. Be very afraid :)

  3. I love Misfit's comment - haven't seen the reviews yet, but I love period historical fiction, so I'll look for your review.