Monday, January 12, 2015

Mailbox Monday: A Link-Up


I've seen this meme/link-up/thing on other blogs several times, and today I realized that I could actually participate because I got books in my mailbox last week!  So I'm linking up with Mailbox Monday for the first time.



First is a copy of The Christian Imagination:  The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing, edited by Leland Ryken.  This was a tardy Christmas gift that finally arrived, and it had perfect timing because I was having a supremely crummy day, and finding it in the mailbox was a burst of sunshine.  I flipped through and read two little essays right away because I simply had to -- the one by J. R. R. Tolkien was so splendid I gobbled up the next one before I could stop myself.  This is an anthology of essays and other writing selections by a wide range of authors, like C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, Madeleine L'Engle, T.S. Eliot, and many others.



And I also got Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy by Jean Webster in one combo volume.  You may remember I loved Daddy-Long-Legs when I read it for the first time not long ago.  So much I ordered my own copy :-)  The sequel is high on my list of things to read this year!



AND I got The Adventures of Robin Hood by Paul Creswick because Heidi ~ Lady of Anorien recommended it and I needed a good new retelling to wash Outlaw out of my hair, and also a used copy was only $4 including S&H.  Sometimes I love Amazon too much.

I've been scrolling through the Mailbox Monday blog a bit, and it's a fun read, so I suggest you check it out yourself :-)  Have you gotten any books in your mailbox lately?  And have you read any of these?
Don't forget to enter my Sherlock Holmes giveaway here!  It ends at midnight tonight.

21 comments:

  1. Oh, oh, ohhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GOT THE CHRISTIAN IMAGINATION!!!! :) Did I refer that one to you??? Yes, I did. I must have.... Yes, I know I did. ;) In the Literary Ladies interview on Emma Jane's blog, right???!!! Oh my goodness, I'm so excited!!!!!! :) :) ;)

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    1. That's right, you did! My m-i-l got it for me 'cuz I put it on my Amazon wish list :-)

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  2. And....we do own Creswick's RH retelling (illustrated by Wyeth), but I actually haven't read it yet. You'll have to tell me how it is.... My brother's read it and I think liked it. I've read the Howard Pyle and the Rosemary Sutcliff editions. We've also read Stephen Lawhead's Hood, Scarlet, and Tuck, which I can tell more about....iffen you'd like....

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    1. So happens the library has the Stephen Lawhead trilogy, so on my TBR list they go!

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  3. Welcome to the meme :)
    The Christian Imagination looks great. I'm going to rec it to my daughter - I think she'd love it!

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    1. Thanks! And so far, TCI is amazing, but I have to take it in small doses so I can mull stuff over.

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  4. The Christian Imagination sounds like a nice little gem. : ) Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! And so far, it's been very thought-provoking :-)

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  5. Welcome to the Mailbox Monday meme! We're happy to have you!

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  6. Wonderful to see you here. WELCOME!!

    BTW, you can participate even if you don't have any books. :)

    All of your books look good.

    Awesome blog....going to look around.

    Have a great reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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    1. Thanks! I see just buying books also counts, so I'll try to join in more often.

      I hope you enjoy your time looking around my blog :-) Nice to "meet" you!

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    2. I am enjoying looking around.

      Nice to "meet" you too. :)

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  7. The Christian Imagination sounds fantastic! That one's definitely going on my To-Read list!

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    1. I'm reading it a small bite at a time because it's got so much to think about I can't handle more! Very good, in other words.

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  8. I added The Christian Imagination to my Wish List on Amazon. It sounds amazing. I don't think I've ever read Robin Hood: another classic to add to my list. Hope you enjoy your books.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily.

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    1. There are so many great versions of Robin Hood! In fact, I'm challenging myself to read at least 6 of them this year. Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  9. Welcome to Mailbox Monday! I hope you enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!

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  10. Aw yay! You got Daddy Long Legs and Dear Enemy! And now you've made me happy. I love when friends like books that I love! :)

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    1. I feel the same way! And yes, I'm looking forward to reading "Dear Enemy" soon :-)

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