Sunday, March 27, 2011

IMM (26) In My Attic

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi, The Story Siren, who is beautiful and wonderful and has amazing books!

This week, in a very special In My Mailbox, I got some old books (cloth bound! Eeep!) from my Great Aunties, and my grandmama’s attic! So In My Attic, I found-

Southern Belle by Mary Craig Sinclair

Angelique by Gertrude Crownfield (Have any of you ever seen Dark Shadows?)

A Little Girl of Long Ago by Eliza Orne White (Do you see that cover?!)

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Rebecca is one of my all time favorite books, and this is a near first edition! I started squeking and jumping when I found this! Cue a happy dance!)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Another old, old classic! I’ve never read it and now I get to read this copy, it’s so exciting! Then I think I’ll read Jane by April Lindner, though I don’t have a copy yet…hmm…)

Too Many Women by Maysie Greig

The Sea Gull by Kathleen Norris

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransom (The inscription reads- to the six for whom it was written in exchange for a pair of slippers.)

Roget’s College Thesaurus (this is my mum’s copy and she wrote her name in it when she was my age, so amazing!)

Let me know the greatest book you’ve found in an antique store, or in an attic, magazine’s would count too, I would love to discover a Vouge from some distant year.

Happy Reading!


Gabrielle Carolina

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WildIrishRose33 said...

I went to an antique store not too long ago and found a 2nd edition Little Women and I believe a first edition of a Mark Twain novel.
Love that you got those books! Totally awesome.
Check out what came in my mailbox!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Oh, I love old books! How amazing to have a nice old copy of Jane Eyre! I definitely recommend reading Jane, also---I loved that one!

Enjoy these lovely books!

Asamum said...

What a fantastic post. Thanks for sharing and Happy Reading :D

Mundie Moms said...

This is by far the coolest the coolest IMM I've ever seen. I say that as it's not often you find rare classics like these. WOW! What a treasure. There's just something about old books like this that I find so appealing. I also love that fellow blogger has a love for old books too.

ComaCalm said...

Those have the be worth a lot especially Rebecca! o.O
Hope you enjoy them! I haven't many old books I admit, I have a couple of really old Enid Blyton's that might be worth something... XD


Sab H. said...

Hey! Great IMM, and I LOVED the Forest of Hands and Teeth.. It's really intense and different and one of the best written books I've read ;)

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

OMG I love Rebecca too! It was full of Gothic deliciousness! As is Jane Eyre! I envy you the experience of reading it for the first time =D Old books make me want to curl up in a cozy blanket by a warm fire. Awesome IMM!

Kristina said...

Wow, those books are beautiful! Enjoy them!

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