Review of the books in July’s Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


I have to say, there were some really big surprises in July’s books from Blue Spider’s Attic. The biggest surprised was that I actually read July’s books before August’s books got here! Thanks to that 24in48 readathon, I’m actually getting somewhat caught up on my reading. Exciting! The books though, the books. You can check […]

Book Review | Brilliant Books June 2017 Pick #2| Goodnight, Beautiful Women by Anna Noyes


Remember when I wrote back in June that Brilliant Books had sent me a great book but I’d already read it? Well, I contacted them and they sent me a new book out right away with a pre-paid address label to return the one I’d already read. The entire thing was painless and I am […]

Review | & Other Stories July Books


& Other Stories is a community interest company that uses all its profits to continue publishing. This is unlike other subscriptions in that the money I paid for my subscription will go directly to pay for the production of the books I receive. Most of their books are works of translation. All subscriber’s names are […]

Book Review | Hunger by Roxane Gay from My Lit Box


The July box of My Lit Box included Hunger by Roxane Gay. As I mentioned in that post, this is a book I’d already started on my Kindle but was having hard time making a real dent it. This wasn’t because the book wasn’t engaging – in fact, the opposite was true. You guys, what I’m trying […]

July Reading Times Recap


Whew, July was such a busy month and August is going to be even busier. And then classes start again! There are some really great things about being a 37 year old in college, but some terrible things too. Like, the fact that I work full time and have a house to keep up and […]

But is This the Best Book in the History of the World?


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 […]

I Did It – I Read for 24 Hours in 48 Hours!


Wahoo, I did it! Exciting times – I completed the 24in48 reading marathon I posted about last week! Usually when I do a marathon I try to stick to short books. This year, since I’m doing the subscription box project, I didn’t get to pick my books. So, for example, The Nix was 737 pages – […]

Book Review | Call Number | June 2017 | Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou


Last month I posted about the June Call Number box that included Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou. Today I’ll tell you about the book itself. The story begins with 13-year-old Moses, whose full name is  Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko but he’s not trying to live the long-name-life so he goes by Moses. […]

Review of the books in June’s Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


Hey folks! Finally got through the three books in June’s box – er, well, almost! You can read my previous post to see the goodies included in this box – and to learn more about it – but today I’m going to some quick and dirty reviews on the three books they sent this month. […]

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 […]