Mailbox Monday #299

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. The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie, which came unexpectedly from Weinstein Books.

Based on the wildly popular YouTube channel, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl has been described as “ Gilmore Girls meets Paranormal Activity for the new media age.” YA fans new and old will learn the secrets behind Sunshine—the adorkable girl living in a haunted house—a story that is much bigger, and runs much deeper, than even the most devoted viewer can imagine…



2.  Rain in Search of a Rainbow by Shaila Abdullah from Loving Healing Press for review.

Displaced by the Pakistan floods, Rani’s family has taken refuge at a relief camp where they are doing their part to help other flood victims. Eight-year-old Rani wants to assist but doesn’t know how. Heeding the advice of her father to help in a way only children can, Rani embarks on a journey to bring true joy to a dear friend on the occasion of Eid.

What did you receive?


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    The Haunting of Sunshine Girl looks really good. Enjoy!

  2. topazshell5 says

    I like that book. Remember seeing it on another site this week. I like the title The Haunting of Sunshine Girl.

  3. That’s a clever cover on Sunshine Girl!

  4. I love both of those covers! I am not familiar with the YouTubeChannel either. Enjoy your reading.

  5. I haven’t heard of that You Tube Channel, but the book looks good!

  6. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    I’ve never heard of that You Tube Channel but the cover of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl intrigues me.

  7. I have never heard of the YouTube channel, but the book sounds interesting.

  8. Laurel-Rain Snow says

    I love the idea of “The Gilmore Girls meets Paranormal Activity for the New Age.” Sounds like a book I might enjoy.

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  9. Patty Magyar says

    The first book looks fascinating! I am off to explore!

  10. Wow, a book based on a YouTube channel! Very cool. One of these days I must get into You Tube channels, enjoy!

  11. Mary (Bookfan) says

    “ Gilmore Girls meets Paranormal Activity for the new media age.” That caught my eye!

  12. Fiction-Books says

    Hi Serena,

    It is always a good week when books arrive unexpectedly, isn’t it?

    I don’t read a lot of children’s books, so I guess that writing a review for one uses a whole new set of criteria. The premise for ‘Rain In Search Of A Rainbow’ does sound intriguing though and is great because it is showing children what is going on in other parts of the world around them, without bombarding them with official information. The cover is also a good draw for the younger eye, as it has such a direct realtion to the story, so as to be an integral part of it.

    Enjoy your reading week and I hope that your Thanksgiving weekend was a good one.


    PS. Any idea when the MM linky and post will be going live 🙂