My first feature is actually of set of items and I originally saw them sold at my favorite store, Anthropologie! I love books and last year, Penguin has started releasing Penguin Classics in gorgeous cloth-bound collector's editions.
Cranford (Penguin Classics)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Classics)
Emma (Penguin Classics)
Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)
Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)
The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)
Treasure Island (Penguin Classics)
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
Anthropologie sells these books for $20 but I've discovered that amazon sells them for $13.60 with no tax and free shipping! Some of my favorite classics are going to be released later this year in the fall, Oliver Twist & Little Women among others! From what I can tell, it looks like 10 of these penguin classics will be released each year. I would really like to collect all of them. These would make such great small gifts (hint hint hubby!) and they have been keeping permanent residence in my shopping cart for awhile now.
I've been trying to track down Madame Bovary, Crime and Punishment and the three volume series of Arabian Nights. It seems they aren't available in the US but are available in Canada & the UK. Any chance I have readers from there that would be willing to ship them over to me? I would happily pay the cost!
Reading has always been a passion of mine and one day Hubs and I both hope to build a house that we can have a library dedicated to comfy leather couches and chairs and wall-to-wall bookcases filled with our favorites. Hopefully I won't have to wait until then to add these to my collection! I have the perfect spot all picked out for them...maybe I can get on a book plan and get one a week! :) What's your favorite that they've released so far? I'm torn between the Jane Austen classics, Pride & Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility & Emma.
Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend everyone! I'm hoping for a productive Saturday so that Hubs and I can enjoy a relaxing barbeque picnic and fireworks Sunday and Monday!