Review | July Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


The curator describes Blue Spider’s Attic as, “The magic of a used book store, delivered.” Except it’s actually even better because also, coffee! There are two different boxes available. First is The Attic Box by Blue Spider Press, which includes three second-hand books, a small package of coffee or tea, and several bookish items. This is just […]

Review | My Lit Box | July 2017 | Hunger by Roxane Gay


My Lit Box sends out a newly released book by an author of color on a monthly basis. Subscribers can choose to receive just the book for $17.00 or the full box plan for $25.00 which includes one or two quality bookish items. I got the full box because I love items! You can see my previous […]

Review | June Thrifty Books | The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold


I like the Thrifty Books box because it’s pretty darn affordable and it’s introduced me to some great books. I pre-paid for a year and it came out to just over $17 per box including shipping, which is on the lower end compared to other book boxes. You can read reviews of past Thrifty Books boxes here. The […]

Book Subscription Diversity: Are You Surprised by the Stats Halfway Through the Year?


Well, I’ve made it halfway through the year! Rejoice! I set a goal to read 120 books this year and I’ve read 80, which puts me 21 ahead of schedule. I’ll take it! So far I’ve received books from 12 different subscription boxes. Editorial standards I’d like to see in major book reviewing / book […]

June Reading Times Recap


Goodness, how is June already over? That’s nuts! Tomorrow I’ll post a big ole halfway through the year / status of the project post but for today let’s look at what I read in June. Books read in June I finished 12 books in June, which is less than my average for the year and […]

Review Deep Vellum | June | The Golden Cockerel & Other Writings by Juan Rulfo


Deep Vellum is a non-profit publisher that primarily publishes works of translation. I purchased a ten-book subscription, e-book and paperback bundle. My total was $103, so they come out to about $10 for each book and I get both the e-book and paperback. They mail two books every two months. You can read my previous […]

Review | Brilliant Books | May 2017 | Wintering by Peter Geye


Hey, remember when I posted a few days ago about how Brilliant Books sent me a book I’d already read? Well, I contacted them as I promised I would and they were very lovely about it! A new book is on its way to me and they included a postage-paid envelope so I can send […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club May 2017 | The Farm in the Green Mountains by Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer and translated by Ida H. Washington


One of the bookish subscription boxes I’ll be reviewing this year doesn’t actually involve a box, so I guess it’s just a bookish subscription. I’m talking about the New York Review Books Book Club. The deal I signed up for included 12 books (one each month, you know) as well as a yearly subscription to The […]

Book Review | It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura from My Lit Box


The June box of My Lit Box came with a book plus a bonus book. Bonus! The first book was It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura. There were a lot of things that made me want to like this book. I don’t know that I’ve ever read an interracial g/g love story. I was […]

Book Review | May Just the Right Book! | Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta


Just the Right Book! is different than the other book subscriptions I’m reviewing this year in that a real life person actually picks a book out just for me – as opposed to picking out one book to go to all subscribers. There are numerous subscriptions to choose from. I choose a 12-month softcover subscription, which […]