The boxed set of the Parasol Protectorate releases officially today!
All five books in one tidy box!
My first boxed set as a kid was the Chronicles of Narnia. And contrary to most The Horse and His Boy was always my favorite. Then The Complete Anne of Green Gables. Lastly, but certainly not least, I discovered Susan Cooper and the amazing Dark Is Rising Sequence.
Boxed sets somehow represent an iconic moment of maturity for me. I can’t remember owning my first book, but my first boxed set was something significant ~ the completeness of it, the tidiness of it. I was old enough to have them all. I was old enough to have lived long enough for the author to have written them all! (You’ll have to remember that at this time, life seemed to be an endless wait for the next Tamora Pierce The Song of the Lioness Alanna book.)
I suppose, all I’m trying to say is that I’m excited to have all my books in a tidy little box!
Boxed set! Yay!
Quote of the Day:
“That place that does contain
My books, the best companions, is to me
A glorious court, where hourly I converse
With the old sages and philosophers;
And sometimes, for variety, I confer
With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels;
Calling their victories, if unjustly got,
Unto a strict account, and, in my fancy,
Deface their ill-placed statues.”
~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher