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, August 9, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia at The Printed Page and is on tour for the next year! This month it is being hosted by Chick Loves Lit!

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

In my quest to read more Jane Austen, I finished Emma a week or so ago (and watched the 1996 version with Jeremy Northam (mmm...) and Gwyneth Paltrow) and decided to try some of the "spin offs."

Emma and Knightley, Rachel Billington

This is a sequel I picked up at Books-a-Million.

Mr. Knightley's Diary, Amanda Grange

Another I picked up at Books-a-Million, it tells the story through Mr. Knightley's eyes. This author has also written "diaries" from the view points of other Austen heroes.

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