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 | Book Riot Book Mail | April 2017


Book Riot’s Book Mail costs $60, comes every three months or so, and includes both books and bookish goodies. I should state here that I am a Book Riot contributor. That said, they are not my employer and the fact that I write some things for them won’t affect my honest appraisal of this box – […]

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 […]

New Plan for This Blog


Wow, book dorks, it’s been awhile, yeah? Four months is a long time for me to go without talkin’ about books over here but I’ve been over at Book Riot gabbing on, so there’s that. Sam and I are about to take off on an exciting trip to Paris and Rome, in celebration of his graduation […]

Review | LitKit June 2016 + An Article About My Shelving Habits


Yay! It’s LitKit time! But before we get to that, let me tell you about my latest article for Book Riot in which I lament the difficulty of moving in with Sam and combining our books. I’ve always had very organized bookshelves but the nature of our combined beast makes this impossible. So go read […]

Subscription Box Review | LitKit May 2016


I don’t know what LitKit‘s problem is but they keep making me love them more and more. Stop it! I’m not used to being a fan girl! This month, in addition to the fantastic things they sent me in my box, under separate cover I also got a hand-written letter from Michael at LitKit! Granted, […]

Subscription Box Review | The Book(ish) Box


The Book(ish) Box is an amazing subscription box filled with awesome book items. I subscribe to several boxes that send me books, which is great, but I love that this one is just accessories for those of us who want to be surrounded by nerdy bookish things. This is only my second box from them […]

Subscription Box Review| Popsugar Must Have October 2015 PLUS GIVEAWAY


This was my first month with POPSUGAR Must Have and I must say, I’m pretty impressed! I bought the six month subscription so each box comes out to $34.95 for me. This box had a total value of $92.59. Pretty amazing! My box came with a handy brochure detailing everything included. Note that while they […]