Mailbox Monday #159

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’s host is the At Home With Books.

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:

1.  What Looks Like an Elephant by Edward Nudelman, which I’ll be reading and discussing as part of the Indie Lit Awards short list titles.

2.  Sonics in Warholia by Megan Volpert, which I’ll be reading and discussing as part of the Indie Lit Awards short list titles.

What did you receive?


  1. I have not heard of either of these titles, so I really look forward to what you think of them!

  2. I bet they’re both good since they were nominated for the awards. Enjoy!

  3. I’m not familiar with either of these either but I don’t read a lot of poetry.

  4. I hope your Indie Lit reads are fantastic! I haven’t received any yet, but I have a couple checked out from the library that made the short list, so I’m almost done with them. 🙂

  5. I am not a big poetry reader but these look pretty good. I hope you enjoy them!

  6. Hope you enjoy your books Serena!

  7. I’m excited to see who will win the Indie Lit Awards this year! I hope you enjoy both these books. Happy New Year!

  8. Ooh — both are new to me, too. But I’m watching the Indie Lit awards to see what folks thing of the books — I’m excited abt all the new authors/books I haven’t heard of. I’d like to expand my reading in 2012!

    • I’m looking forward to reading some of the books on the list too…including the poetry ones I’m not already familiar with.

  9. I just commented on these books over at Anna’s blog. She had 4 poetry books and I felt “What Looks Like an Elephant” was the most intriguing and (hopefully)accessible to readers like myself who don’t read a lot of poetry.
    The description of ‘Sonics of Warholia”seems to indicate there’s a lot of passion behind the poems in this book which soundd fascinating and entertaining.

    Enjoy, Serena. I look forward to your thoughts on these books!

    • I hope that the books I received are excellent. I read the other two books on Anna’s list as review copies from the poets, so I’ve read and enjoyed both of those already, but will likely freshen up my understanding of those when it comes time for the Indie Lit Award discussions. I won’t be posting reviews of these two or any others on the Indie Lit Awards short list until the winner and runner up are announced in March.

  10. Laurel-Rain Snow says

    Wow, these both look intriguing! Hope you enjoy them….


  11. What interesting titles! Enjoy your new books Serena.

  12. Looks like you and Anna will be busy reading poetry. Enjoy your reading week!

  13. I’m not familiar with either of these, but hope you enjoy them.

  14. I’m excited to get started on these for the Indie Lit Awards!

  15. Both books are new to me. Enjoy them both and have a nice week.