Mailbox Monday #328

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.  Animal Gas by Bryan Ballinger for review from Sterling Children’s Books, and it came with a whoopee cushion.

Every kid knows that nothing’s funnier than a fart joke. And it’s also a universal truth (and mysterious fact) that people don’t mind the smell of their own farts. Animal Gas explores this hilarious concept through a parade of animals who describe why they don’t think their own farts stink—against the truth about how they REALLY smell!

2.  Stencil Craft by Margaret Peot for a TLC Book Tour in July.

The art and craft world is in love with the versatility, creativity and endless possibilities stencils provide. And right here is your all-access pass to learn how to create and use all types of stencils–from carefully cut Mylar to lace, leaves and other found objects. Using original, and even pre-made designs, you can create unique pillowcases, tote bags, business cards, portraits and more.


3.  Urban Art Berlin: Version 2.0 by Kai Jakob, a gift from Emma Eden Ramos.

A collection of Berlin street art photographs by the freelance photographer Kai Jakob.



4.  Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor for review from the publisher in July.

Eighteen-year-old Ada Concannon has just been hired by the respected but eccentric Dickinson family of Amherst, Massachusetts. Despite their difference in age and the upstairs-downstairs divide, Ada strikes up a deep friendship with Miss Emily, the gifted elder daughter living a spinster’s life at home. But Emily’s passion for words begins to dominate her life. She will wear only white and avoids the world outside the Dickinson homestead. When Ada’s safety and reputation are threatened, however, Emily must face down her own demons in order to help her friend, with shocking consequences.

What did you receive?


  1. Animal Gas – LOL! I know a few youngsters that would loooove that one.

  2. Cheryl Malandrinos says

    Oh my gosh, Animal Gas sounds so funny. I need to get my hands on Miss Emily, too. Hope you enjoy your new books.

  3. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    I’m sure Wiggles enjoyed the gas book and whoopee cushion, lol!

  4. Fiction-Books says

    Hi Serena,

    ‘Miss Emily’ sounds very tempting, with that intriguing storyline. The reviews and ratings have been very positive too!

    I love art in all its forms, although I am not a very ‘arty’ person myself, if that makes sense … ‘Urban Art Berlin’ really appeals to me, as a great coffee table book, to browse through now and again!

    Thanks for sharing and for hosting MM this month 🙂


  5. I hope you love all your new books!

  6. Laurel-Rain Snow says

    Miss Emily sounds tempting…I read Amherst, another view of Dickinson’s world, a few months ago.

  7. Yes, Animal Gas would have been a winner for my son when he was young. Now I’m thinking his 4yo daughter might love it 🙂

  8. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    Oh my gosh, Vance would have loved Animal Gas when he was younger!

  9. Looks like a nice variety and some fun books for the summer. Enjoy!

  10. I am intrigued by Miss. Emily.

  11. Miss Emily looks wonderful. Have a great week!