Review | The NYRB Book Club June 2017 | Arabia Felix: The Danish Expedition of 1761-1767 by Thorkild Hansen and Translated by James McFarlane


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 Paris Review (four copies […]

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 […]

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 | Brilliant Books June 2017 Pick | How to Start a Fire and Why by Jesse Bell


Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is similar to 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. While you’re here, why not check out […]

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 […]

Book Review | Call Number | May 2017 | And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson


The May book for Call Number was And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson. I posted about the May box in its entirety and now I’m gonna tell y’all about this book. Neat! For the first third of this book I was not particularly interested in it. It is the story of a woman and her […]