In My Mailbox
In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs.
I went on a little mini vacation with a co-worker this week. It was super fun and full of literary stops. I bought one book and took a few pictures I thought I'd share :)
Gene Stratton Porter was the main reason we took the trip. I've been wanting to visit her home and the Limberlost ever since my aunt introduced me to her books. She was a very popular writer and a woman ahead of her time! I cannot wait to read more about her!
I totally forgot to take a picture of me at the first Gene Stratton Porter house we visited in Geneva, Indiana! This one is me of me at the Rome City house. I learned a lot about the author during the tours and both houses are so beautiful! I'm holding my old and battered copy of A Girl of the Limberlost, one of the author's most popular titles.
Yeah. That's me wearing a Lord of the Rings shirt, holding The Hobbit and touching J.R.R. Tolkien's desk! You guys. This is the desk her wrote, typed and illustrated The Hobbit on, as well as many parts of the rest of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Totally fangirling!
So this is the actual wardrobe that C.S. Lewis' grandfather (or some relation) built. Lewis and his brother used to play in it and his brother says it was where Lewis first thought up the idea of going through the wardrobe to another world. Also, isn't it pretty?!?! I'm holding a copy of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
It's so great to be a book nerd and get excited about stuff like this!!!