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, January 16, 2012

Mailbox Monday - January 16, 2012

Mailbox Monday is now on tour! It is being hosted this month by At Home With Books. To find out more about the history of Mailbox Monday and a list of future hosts visit the Mailbox Monday site.

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

A few new books showed up over the past two weeks! Looking forward to getting into these!

Dracula in Love, Karen Essex

I've been working on Stoker's original novel and I won this one from Arleigh's blog a couple of weeks ago. I always enjoy seeing a classic through another character's eyes.

Dark Sovereign, Robert Fripp

I won this one from Arleigh as well! The author has written the play the Bard SHOULD have written about the REAL Richard III.

The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude, S.B. Breathnach

Okay, so its not historical fiction or Regency related but this is something my best friend suggested (she's been doing it for a couple of years). I'm looking forward to the inspiration.


  1. Please share your thoughts on Simple Abundance after you give it a whirl.

  2. I think Dracula in Love sounds good!

  3. Loved Dracula in Love! Looking forward to your thoughts on Dark Sovereign