Review Deep Vellum | April | The Magician of Vienna by Sergio Pitol and translated by George Henson


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. I reviewed two Deep Vellum books […]

Review | Brilliant Books | April 2017 | For a Little While: New and Selected Stories by Rick Bass


Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is basically the same as Just the Right Book! You fill out a form, a real-life person picks out a book, and then they send it to you. I paid $185.00 for one year of paperback books, though there are other options. This one was a […]

March 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | The Atomic Weight of Love


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 […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club March 2017 | Living by Henry Green


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 […]

Review | April Thrifty Books | Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout


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 […]

Review | Call Number | March 2017 | The Wide Circumference of Love


Call Number is a “library-inspired monthly book box that celebrates contemporary Black literature and authors.” It costs $35.00 a month and includes one book and an assortment of bookish goodies. Perfect! Sign me up! Or don’t, because I’m already signed up! Check out all my Call Number reviews if you’d like. Once again, there were a […]

Subscription Box Review | Indiespensable from Powell’s Books | Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders


I have complained in the past about the typically low value of Powell’s Indiespensable book subscription but this month I think they did a better job – though perhaps that’s just because I had so been looking forward to the main book, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. This subscription costs $39.95, comes out every four […]

Review | My Lit Box | March 2017 | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


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 […]

Review | March Thrifty Books | Monkeys by Susan Minot


Okay, nobody freak out, but I forgot to take a picture or even note the coffee sent to me in the March Thrifty Books box. However, I know it was there and I feel confident telling you it was good because I’ve received two bags of coffee in boxes this month and I liked them both. […]

Review | Brilliant Books | February 2017 | The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien


Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is basically the same as Just the Right Book! You fill out a form, a real-life person picks out a book, and then they send it to you. I paid $185.00 for one yer of paperback books, though there are other options. This one was a […]