An exciting delivery: books

There is something fun and exciting about receiving a package in the post and it’s even more exciting when it’s a package you’ve been waiting for with baited breath. Today my order of books finally came, and let me tell you there was a moment of joy when I saw the mailman. The emotions went as following; first there was confusion “Why is the mailman here on a Sunday?” then there was hope, “Could it be…my books”, then there was a moment of suspense after politely taking the package and thanking the mailman. As soon as the front door closed, I was a crazy women; jumping up and down while trying to rip open the box. And then the box rip open to reveal books. Lovely, new, fresh books.



While I know that hard-cover books are more desirable when creating one’s collecting, I often prefer to get paper backs. I love paper backs because they’re much easier to throw in a bag ‘on the go’ for someone like me who reads everywhere.

Right now I’m at the end of Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym, so will be starting these very soon! The only problem is deciding which to read first…



After reading Paris by Edward Rutherfurd (which I highly suggest) I was absolutely hooked and upon finishing knew I had to order more. I ordered New York (pictured above) and LondonI am looking forward to reading them both!

I also ordered A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. I ordered this because not only did a history teacher and english teacher suggest it, but it seemed like one of those books that every American should read to understand what our country was founded on.

Finally I ordered September by Rosamunde Pilcher. She is an author who’s books I have enjoyed, as I wrote about a month ago in Discovering a New Author: Rosamunde Pilcher.

If you haven’t already figured it out from previous posts, you know it now; I love history. I look forward to reading these very soon! Which one would you read first?