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?