Review | March Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


If you’ve been following along on my previous reviews of Blue Spider’s Attic, then you know I was overdue for some books I actually like from this box. Thankfully, that’s just what happened this month! The curator describes Blue Spider’s Attic as, “The magic of a used book store, delivered.” Except it’s actually even better […]

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 […]

February 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | Outline by Rachel Cusk


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 | February Blue Spider’s Attic


As you may remember from my first review of Blue Spider’s Attic, I loved the experience but wasn’t a fan of the books. This month was a little better, as far as giving me books it was possible I would like, though it turned out I didn’t. Still loved this box though! The curator describes Blue […]

Review | Call Number | February 2017 | Piecing Me Together by Reneé Watson


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 […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club February 2017 | Like Death by Guy de Maupassant and translated by Richard Howard


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 | February Thrifty Books | The Mercy of Thin Air: A Novel by Ronlyn Domingue


Thrifty Books was already one of my favorite book subscriptions but in February they really tickled my tickle bone by including a valentine with an owl and a terrible pun (“Owl always be your friend”)* that was hand signed. I’m a big fan of feeling like a human is putting my boxes together and this one definitely […]