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, July 4, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme originally created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books (formerly known as The Printed Page) and is now located here. It 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.

Mailbox Monday is being hosted this month by A Sea of Books.

The Adventures of Alianore Audley, Brian Wainwright

This came from Looking forward to reading it as I've heard its a delightful romp through the Wars of the Roses!

Bath Tangle, Georgette Heyer

This will be my first time reading anything by Ms. Heyer (besides the unfinished My Lord John) and I'm excited! Thank you to Sourcebooks for the copy to review!


  1. I have 'Alianore Audley' on the shelf but haven't read it yet. I really need to soon I think.

  2. Bath Tangle sounds good, enjoy!

  3. I really want to read Alianor Audley one of these days.


  4. As far as My Lord John, me too! I tried and tried, because I typically love her work, but I haven't braved any other historicals since the MLJ experience.

  5. Marie, I actually just remembered that my first experience with Heyer was her novel about William the Conqueror. I read it a couple years ago and while it was a bit dry it was a good read and interesting.

  6. An enjoyable read Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.