Mailbox Monday #402

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:

Womb: A Novel in Utero by Eric D. Goodman for review, which will be published in Spring 2017.

What makes Womb most unique is the unusual narrator. Set in the city and suburbs of Baltimore, Womb is narrated from the point of view of a child still in utero. He describes his own reality inside the womb, his connection to the collective consciousness, and also narrates (through his own perspective) the drama of his mother’s life as she deals with her pregnancy, friends, family and work. Womb has been compared to Room by Emma Donoghue in style, as well as The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Womb is due for delivery on Spring 2017.

Shine-a-Light: Secrets of the Rainforest by Carron Brown, Alyssa Nassner — a gift for my daughter from Usborne Books…shhhh

Discover the amazing animals that live in the lush rainforest, with this gorgeously illustrated book of natures hidden habitats. By simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a light behind each page, young children will be able to discover the animals and plants that live in and around a kapok tree, from the colourful parrots in the canopy, to the sleek jaguar on the forest floor. The innovative see-through feature fulfils a similar function to lift-the-flaps books, but has the added interactive dimension of the child being able to see both the surface and the hidden picture at the same time.

A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton, another gift for the little one.

A little girl rescues a strange beast in the woods and carries him safely home. But the beast is not happy and escapes! A funny and charming tale about seeing both sides of the story.

What did you receive in your mailbox?


  1. Your daughter got some nice books! Have a great Thanksgiving.

  2. Cheryl Malandrinos says:

    Those kids books look adorable. Womb sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy all your new books.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom’s Daily.

  3. Womb sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. I loved Room and Womb sounds fascinating!
    Love the looks/description of Secrets of the Rainforest. Sounds like a great gift for your daughter. Enjoy your reading!

  5. My grandson would love Secrets of the Rainforest, and I’m pretty sure I would too 🙂 !

  6. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says:

    I’m curious about Womb. Looking forward to your thoughts.

  7. Secrets of the Rainforest looks great!

  8. bermudaonion(Kathy) says:

    Wiggles made out once again! A Tale of Two Beasts looks really cute!