March 23, 2015

Mailbox Monday :: Edition the First

I've seen Hamlette (plus a few others!) participate in this meme and haven't really felt the need to join in before. But as I happened to stumble upon a Books-A-Million this past Saturday whereupon I discovered a copy of a certain book that she and I both love (and I also happen to know she owns this particular copy as well) I just had to share. And hope that she doesn't mind that I now own the exact same cover and bookmark as she! They were simply so lovely, that I couldn't leave them there.


See? Isn't that cover a beauty?! I love it. It also has those awesome uneven edges, which means that I love the feel of them in my hands. To be quite honest, I'd completely forgotten that Hamlette owned a copy of that bookmark as well, until I came home and checked her post about it. Ah well. You have awesome taste, Hamlette! So please take this as a compliment! :)


I also happened to attend a used book sale that very same day and the above stack is what I came home with. I've been wanted a physical copy of Seraphina for a while now (I have it on my kindle), and was beyond excited to find this one for $1. That's right! One whole dollar, people! :D I already own The Near Witch in hardback, but I couldn't just leave that one on the shelf. So maybe a giveaway should happen in the near future? Anybody interested?

Rachel has exclaimed for years about The Blue Castle, so now I have no excuse for not reading it! :) I now own The Scarlet Pimpernel too, for reasons that'll get explained in another post. Rest assured they are fabulous reasons though!!!

So! What books have you added to your shelves recently?



21 comments:

  1. Oh my! The Blue Castle is one of my favourite, favourite books in the whole world. The times I've reread it - it's not even funny. :-P I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I've heard so many good things about it. Glad to add your recommendation to my list of reasons to read it! Thanks, Naomi. :)

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  2. I'm interested! Also, what is Books-A-Million? And is there any good reason not to own The Scarlet Pimpernel? :)

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    1. Oh, and I too think that copy of Persuasion and the bookmark are pretty. Congratulations. ;)

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    2. Yay! I shall have to do a giveaway soon then. Thanks, Hannah! :)

      Books-A-Million is just a chain bookstore. We used to have one close to where I live, but it closed several years ago and I miss it. I hadn't been in one in years. As for The Scarlet Pimpernel...clearly not! ;)

      Aren't they wonderful?! Just looking at them on my shelf makes me happy.

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    3. Kara, speaking of giveaways... I don't know if you'd be interested or not, but I just posted a new idea about giveaways here on my blog.

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    4. I love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Oooh that copy of Persuasion is very pretty indeed! :)

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    1. Isn't it, Evelyn?! It looks so lovely on my bookshelf. :)

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    1. It's gorgeous, isn't it?! Glad you agree, Jamie. :)

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  5. Wow, that copy of Persuasion is absolutely gorgeous! =D And the bookmark is wonderful too...Thanks for sharing this :)

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    1. Considering how much I love that book and this particular copy as well, I just couldn't keep silent about it! So you are very welcome, Liane. :D

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  6. I want a copy of Persuasion like that! I also need that bookmark! I need to read Seraphina.

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    1. They look so lovely in person, Kami. Maybe you can get a copy someday! :) And Seraphina is absolutely wonderful. I hope you enjoy it if/when you read it. It's definitely high on my favorites list!

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  7. I have no excuse for NOT reading The Blue Castle since I own a copy, but... well, I just haven't read it. As for book shopping, it looks like you had a fabulously fun trip! Yay! Hope you enjoy your new reads. :)

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    1. At least I'm not alone in the fact that it's still on my TBR pile, Rissi! :) And yes, I did have a fun trip, thanks. Book shopping just makes me happy!

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  8. Mind? Why would I mind? They're both gorgeous! Share the beauty! I actually bought two of those bookmarks and sent one to Heidi to thank her for leading the read-along, so now all three of us have the same bookmark :-D

    I bought a bunch of books at the thrift store on Saturday. I got "Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini, "Becoming Jane Eyre" by Sheila Kohler, "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" by John Le Carre, "Kate's Choice" by Louisa May Alcott, "Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, "Night Without End" by Alistair MacLean, and a bunch of Bernard Cornwell's "Sharpe" books because I've been wanting to read them forever and... they were there.

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    1. Yay for awesome bookmarks! Just looking at the book and bookmark on my shelf makes me grin every single time. I love it! We all have excellent taste, I must say. :D

      Ooooo! Sounds like a great list, Hamlette! I haven't heard of most of them, so now I'm off to search them out. I really must read more Alcott books. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. That book and that bookmark....they're beautiful *o*

    Wow, SERAPHINA for $1?! It was fate :D And I'd be interested in a giveaway of Victoria Schwab's debut :)

    As for my shelves, I've got some of Lisa Schroeder's older titles. I got them through a trade!

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    1. Aren't they, Sandy? I love them. They look so nice on my bookshelf! :)

      I know, right?! I could NOT believe my luck. I snatched it up and refused to let it out of my sight. :D And yay! I definitely think I'll be planning a giveaway soon.

      I'm not sure that I've read any of Lisa Schoeder's, I'll have to search them out. Thanks! :)

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