Guess What Came in the Mail Today?

Jan 19, 2013

 This! Isn't it pretty?

One of my favorite blogs is Avid Reader's Musings. Melissa writes about a wide variety of books; I especially appreciate her thoughts on the classics. She also does a fun feature called Reading By the States where she makes lists of books that have been written in a particular state and also talks about any authors who have lived there. And when she says she's an avid reader, she's not kidding. In 2012, she read 149 books! And most of them were not short (The Count of Monte Cristo, for example).

Earlier this month, she was hosting a giveaway to celebrate her blog's third year anniversary, and I couldn't help entering since she was giving away a Penguin Clothbound edition of Jane Eyre. And guess what? I won!

This was so exciting, not only because I love Jane Eyre (and didn't own a copy of it), but I have also had my eye on the Penguin Clothbound editions for years. So to receive not only one of my favorite books but in the very edition I wanted was about as good as it could get.

I have been wanting to re-read Jane Eyre for some time, and now I won't be able to help myself! Thanks so much, Melissa!

I think I found the perfect spot for it. I've been walking past it all afternoon just to admire it.


  1. Ahh this was the exact edition I read from the library and it changed my life! I'm so delighted you have such a beautiful copy!!

  2. Fab! It's lovely :)
    I love the I Dream of Jeannie shaped jar you put on top of it.

  3. Lucky! That is a beautiful copy. I love that book, too. And I like how you have it displayed!

  4. That book and the tote's obviously a sign!

  5. Always so nice to receive great books in the post! I got a fabulous picture book in the post today:

  6. Aren't those books gorgeous! (and I love Melissa's blog too). I've been slowly slowly collecting the Puffin clothbound classics as part of a children's library but they're a little bit more pint-size than the regular Penguin editions. Enjoy!!

  7. Yay, you got it! I'm so glad you love it. I got the same edition 3 years ago and I just adore it, so I knew that was the book I wanted to give away. Thank you for the kind words too, you made my day!

  8. Congrats on the win! What a gorgeous book- nice!


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