I'm linking up with Mailbox Monday again this week! I didn't get any of the following books in my mailbox, though. Our library has used book sales four times a year, and one was this past weekend. And I bought a stack of books, which kind of is what usually happens.
The light's really glaring here, and the titles are hard to read, so here's the list of what I got (and why), from the top down:
101 Things You Didn't Know About Shakespeare by Janet Ware with Al Davis (looks cute and funny, and I can never know too much about Shakespeare)
The Mystery of the Empty Room by August Huell Seaman (bought solely because it's all '50s cool)
Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story (yup, both plays in one volume, from 1965)
The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger by Stephen King (I don't like King's fiction much, because I can't deal with horror, but I keep hearing good things about this series and... a gunslinger. I'm hooked by that word, bigtime.)
Bear Island by Alistair MacLean (because I haven't read it yet)
The Jane Austen Guide to Life by Lori Smith (looks fun, and it's a gorgeously clean copy)
A Memoir of Jane Austen by J.E. Austen-Leigh (because I keep meaning to read this, so now maybe I will)
All Things New by Lynn Austin (I read lots of praise of Austin's novels, and this one is about a Virginia plantation during Reconstruction, so yes please!)
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George (I have never heard of this, but it's a retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," which is one of my favorite fairy tales.)
Cowboy Curmudgeon and Other Poems by Wallace McRae (I'm thinking of doing Something Interesting for National Poetry Month, which is April. Stay tuned for details.)
And then there are allllllllllllllllllll those green books on the bottom. Those are all 14 volumes of a set called Great Writers of the English Language. It looks amazing. Like, I can't wait to delve into them myself, and I think in about 7 years, they're going to be a great curriculum for high school English and Lit classes for my kids. Here's a closer look at them:
Uh-huh. Sooooooooooooooooooooooo cool.
Have you read any of these? Did you get any new (or new-to-you) books in your mailbox, on your doorstep, or *gasp* from a store this week?