Mailbox Monday #294

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a 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.  Banned for Life by Arlene Ang for review from the poet.

Arlene Ang’s third poetry collection examines the lives of those who have been forced by either circumstance or their personality problems to watch from the sidelines — unwanted birds, zombies, psychopaths, missing children, even the recently dead who have been “banned” from their own existence.



2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pop-Up Book by Lisa Ann Marsoli and illustrated by Keith Andrew Finch

Start a new holiday family reading tradition with this delightful pop-up retelling of the beloved Christmas story. Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is now a stunning pop-up book, a treasure for generations to come. All of the classic characters join Rudolph for his North Pole adventure: Hermey the elf/aspiring dentist, Yukon Cornelius, and the doe-eyed Clarice. The impressive large-scale pop-ups re-create classic scenes using actual movie stills. Fly along with Rudolph, join in the reindeer games, flee from the Abominable Snow Monster, visit the Island of Misfit Toys, and save Christmas one foggy night. Most importantly, be touched by the timeless story of acceptance and the true meaning of the holiday spirit.

What did you receive?


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Happy reading!

  2. stacybuckeye says

    I’m not sure who would love that pop-up book more-me or Gage!

  3. Fiction-Books says

    Hi Serena,

    I really am trying so hard not to think about Christmas just yet! It is bad enough that the shop where I volunteer has been selling cards for nearly 2 months and the Christmas display window is going up in the next week or so!

    I love pop-up books, they are so lovingly pieced together and are so effective. Whenever we get them donated in though, they are usually in a sad state of disrepair and unsaleable. They really aren’t designed for little hands, but it is almost impossible to deny a child the thrill of being able to touch the scene.

    I hope that you both enjoy reading and discussing this lovely book.


  4. booknaround says

    How much fun does that Rudolph book look? I love the Rankin and Bass movie so much!

  5. Rudolph looks great. I hope you enjoy both of your new books.

  6. The Rudolph pop-up book looks so fun! I’m so excited to start some holiday reading and viewing. Banned for Life sounds very unique. Enjoy and have a great week!

  7. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    I bet Wiggles will love the pop-up book!

  8. Love the pop up book.