Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

This month, Mailbox Monday is hosted by Rose City Reader.

It’s been much too long since I did Mailbox Monday.   I have probably acquired well over a hundred books since then.  Today, I’m going to share some of my favourites with you.

Just before Christmas, I won 3 books from Passages to the Past – A collection of books by  India Edghill.  Each was signed by the author.  I love them.

The next batch of books are ones I purchased myself.  I adore Jean Plaidy and Abebooks has pretty much all of them available.  They are older versions of her books, which I understand are now being reprinted into lovely, glossy editions (drool), but I’ll keep going with my ‘old’ collection.  I received The Reluctant Queen, Uneasy Lies the Head, Victoria Victorious, Myself, my Enemy and Road to Compiegne.  Can’t wait to sink my teeth in….

So, last week I received some beauties.  How I’ll ever choose which one to read first, I have no clue.

From Julie from Graf-Martin, I received The Damascus Way by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke.  It’s the third book in a series.  It looks really interesting and I love reading books set during this time.

I LOVE Kate Emerson’s books.  I was thrilled to receive this one – and it’s an autographed copy!  I wasn’t expecting that so it was an extra treat.  I will be reviewing this one soon and Kate will be joining my blog with a guest post as well.  So, stayed tuned because you won’t want to miss it!!

This book came just on Friday.  I’ve been wanting to read it for ages now.  I will be reviewing it, too – and also Lynn Cullen’s new book when it comes out in August of this year.  She said it’s a “prequel, of sorts” to The Creation of Eve.  I’m excited to read it.

Last, but not least, is a book by an author who doesn’t write anything historical(that I know of) and yet she has found a spot on my ‘faves’ list.  Staying at Daisy’s by Jill Mansell will be published in March and you will be able to read my review then.  BritChickLit at it’s best!


6 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday

  1. I have that Jill Mansell book, too. Sounds fun. Enjoy your new books!

  2. What wonderful books you received, and that prize package is just lovely 🙂
    Hope you enjoy them all; I am looking forward to your upcoming review of Madam Tussaud.

  3. Nice wins! I still haven’t read a Jill Mansell book.

  4. I am not familiar with Kate Emerson or India Edghill but now want to be. Excellent mailbox–enjoy your new books! 🙂

  5. I love Janette Oke but I don’t think I have read that particular series of her books. I’ll have to look for them. Enjoy all your new reads!

  6. Awesome win on the India Edghill books. Looks like you have a lot of good ones coming up for review. I so covet the Margaret George book. Happy reading!

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