Mailbox Monday #646

Mailbox Monday has become a tradition in the blogging world, and many of us thank Marcia of The Printed Page for creating it.

It now has its own blog where book bloggers can link up their own mailbox posts and share which books they bought or which they received for review from publishers, authors, and more.

Velvet, Martha, and I also will share our picks from everyone’s links in the new feature Books that Caught Our Eye. We hope you’ll join us.

This is what we received:

Dialogues with Rising Tides by Kelli Russell Agodon, a lovely gift wrapped poetry book from the poet.

In Kelli Russell Agodon’s fourth collection, each poem facilitates a humane and honest conversation with the forces that threaten to take us under. The anxieties and heartbreaks of life―including environmental collapse, cruel politics, and the persistent specter of suicide―are met with emotional vulnerability and darkly sparkling humor. Dialogues with Rising Tides does not answer, This or that? It passionately exclaims, And also! Even in the midst of great difficulty, radiant wonders are illuminated at every turn.

What did you receive?


  1. Love the summer picture.

    Fun on the surprise.

    Hope you are having a good week.

  2. Always nice to get a book gift. I hope you enjoy the collection.
    I like the summer mailbox.
    Happy Reading!

  3. Awesome to receive a book gift wrapped by the author.

    Enjoy your week and all the bookish goodies.

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  4. How fun to receive a book gift-wrapped from the author! Enjoy.