Mailbox Monday #259

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has gone through a few incarnations from a permanent home with Marcia to a tour of other blogs.

Now, it has its own permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links.  Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

1.  A Year With Six Sisters’ Stuff for review in March.

With more than 150 new recipes, complete with individual pictures, shopping lists, and easy-to-follow instructions. Six Sisters’ Stuff transforms an overwhelming list of recipes and ingredients into a no-hassle, tasty meal schedule the whole family will enjoy. You will learn how the Sis Sisters bring their families to the table with fun family traditions and kid-friendly meals. SixSistersStuff.com continues to be an online phenomenon: More than 5 million page views per month More than 170,000 Facebook followers Nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter More than 280,000 followers on Pinterest.

2.  She Likes it Rough by GVR Corcillo for review in April/May.

Can daring adventures with an outdoor extremist give a daydreaming pushover the courage to make her life count for something? Lisa Flyte needs a backbone. For thirty-four years, she’s let life plow right over her – and that humiliating freak fast-food accident was the last straw! Time to get tough and start living out loud. But…how? When Lisa learns that adrenaline junkie Jack Hawkins needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of beginner adventure gear, they strike a deal: she’ll be his undercover test dummy if he helps her get brave during their adventures in the wild. But can the moxie Lisa discovers in the great outdoors help her pursue a career she really wants or stand up to her bullying family? And can it make her gutsy enough to go after Jack? He’s a man who’s not afraid of anything…except maybe of falling for Lisa.

3.  Never Too Little to Love by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Jen Fearnley from the little one’s Nana.

Tiny Too-Little loves someone who’s very, very tall, and Tiny wants a kiss. What if he stands on his tiptoes on top of a thimble? What if he stands on his tiptoes on top of a matchbox on top of a thimble? Clever cut-away pages show Tiny’s precarious pile growing higher and higher, while the object of his affection stays just out of reach. When the teetering stack finally falls with a crash, will his hopes be dashed? How can a tiny mouse get the kiss he needs?


4.  The Story of Valentine’s Day by Nancy J. Skarmeas, illustrated by Stacy Venturi-Pickett from the little one’s Nana.

Here is a little board book that explains in simple terms the story of the origin of Valentine’s Day. From today’s celebrations to their link to the day’s beginnings, the holiday of valentines and candy hearts is explained so that even the youngest reader will understand. A new, convenient size and vibrant art make this board book a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for little hands to grasp. Ages 2-5.

5.  William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher for review.

Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!

What did you receive?


  1. A Year With Six Sisters sounds wonderful. I have three wonderful sisters.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  2. I follow Six Sisters and would like to check their cookbook out. Never Too Little To Love sounds adorable.

  3. I got a copy of The Empire Striketh Back in today’s mail. Should be a fun book.

  4. Oh wow! That cake on the Six Sisters cover – yum!

  5. I follow Six Sisters on Pinterest – love their pins!

  6. A nice variety of books.

  7. Hi Serena,

    That’s certainly a very varied and eclectic mix of genres and titles this week.

    I have never come across the Six Sisters before, so spent a great few minutes checking out their site. Theirs is a phenomenon which is sure to hit the UK shores sooner rather than later, so at least I’ll know of them when it does.

    Some of their recipes look delicious and what is even better … simple and easy to make! The cover of the book is amazing and just screams “open me up and look inside!!”

    Thanks for sharing and have a good week,


  8. Beth Hoffman says

    The cover art of Never Too Little to Love is darling!

  9. Six Sisters sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing your goodies…and enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. I have never heard of Six Sisters – will have to check out their blog. Have a great week!

  11. Doescher’s book looks great. I really need to read it. Hope you enjoy your new books.

  12. Oh God, I want, no, I Need The Empire Striketh Back! I bought and read the first one and loved it, so this is a must. One of my books is also a Star Wars one, Darth Plagueis! Can’t wait to get into that one. ‘She Likes It Rough’ also looks good!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂 Hope you have a good week
    My MM
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    • I agree with you that Second-hand bookstores can be dangerous….I really enjoyed the first book in Doescher’s series of Star Wars books too.

  13. I loved Never too Little to Love! A Year with Six Sisters Stuff looks good too!

    • Wiggles really liked that book, she thought it was cute when the giraffe bends down to kiss the mouse. I’m looking forward to try out the recipes in the new cookbook.

  14. Nice variety of books. Enjoy!

  15. Ah yes, what I received: bill from Costco, bill from Chase Bank, bill from auto insurance, etc etc etc. sigh. LOLOL

  16. The cookbook looks good and so do Wiggles’ new books! Enjoy!

  17. Liking the 6 sisters stuff ! and great kids books – timely Valentine book =)

    Lots of reading done at FHC as well – Love for Books readathon ends tonite –
    posted updates along with Mailbox Monday newbies =)