Mailbox Monday #137

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Life in the Thumb.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received this week:

From Borders, which is the only local book store in my town and had the best employees who had great recommendations every time I went in; it also was the only store with a good three-to-four shelves of poetry near me and outside the immediate D.C. city:

1.  The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund, which I bought for my mom’s birthday (good thing she doesn’t read the blog).

2.  Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer and adapted by Young Kim

3.  Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan, which I bought to complete the Ireland Reading Challenge and because I just missed out on the TLC Book Tour.

4.  Ideal Cities by Erika Meitner; yes, this is just one of the books I snagged from the poetry section.

5.  The Broken Word by Adam Foulds

6.  Here, Bullet by Brian Turner

7.  Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea by Nikki Giovanni, which I picked up because I loved her selection of poems in (Hip Hop Speaks to Children (my review)

8.  Ballistics by Billy Collins

9. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

10. Don't Bump the Glump! by Shel Silverstein

11. Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein

12. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

13. Peter Rabbit's Tale by Beatrix Potter

14. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss; our version says its made with recycled paper.

15. Dr. Seuss's Circus McGurkus 1,2,3! (plush)

From Anna for Wiggles:

16. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet's Book of Opposites

17. Winnie the Pooh All Year Long

18. Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox by Tim Ostermeyer

And books that came in the mail for review:

19. The Tree It Was by Sandra Fuhringer

What did you receive this week?


  1. Nice IMM! Enjoy!

  2. Ooh Billy Collins & Nikki Giovanni. You got some great books there! Enjoy.

  3. Honestly does this list ever end?? WOW !

  4. Borders wasn’t too close to me but was one of the only bookstores here. Sadly, we don’t have much in the way of bookstores here. I am sad to see Borders go though. I hope bookstores don’t go the way of the dinosaurs. I can’t imagine not be able to go to a bookstore and peruse the books! I checked out Ellis Island from our library. I think that will be up next for me.

  5. Looks like Wiggles is in for some reading fun!!! I love Silverstein oh so much!! I bought his books on CD for my two boys and they practically wore them out. Shel had such a great voice and it was hilarious to listen to him read his stuff…really made it come alive!!! Enjoy your new reads!!

  6. mary Ann Langan says

    A nice variety of reading ahead.

  7. Wonderful mailbox. Have a great reading week. I did not received anything in my mailbox!!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

  8. Nikki Giovanni! All your finds are great but I’m especially swoony for NG — we used a poem of hers for our wedding vows!

  9. Nice mailbox. I love Where the Sidewalk Ends.
    I hope you enjoy all your new books,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  10. What a big load of books! A few for mommy, a few for Wiggles. I love the childrens books…so many classics.

  11. I’m so sorry you’ve lost your local bookstore. Enjoy your new books!

  12. Beth Hoffman says

    Wow … what a huge assortment. Happy reading!

  13. I’ve read good reviews for Ellis Island – hope you enjoy it.

  14. Hope Wiggles likes the books! I know she enjoyed the Winnie board book. The Girl liked that book too when she was younger.

    Too bad about Borders. We didn’t have one near us. We have a B&N and a BAM.

    Enjoy all your new books!

  15. Have a good reading week.