Review | My Lit Box | June 2017


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 […]

May Reading Times Recap


Y’all, it’s bunny bunny day! If you don’t know that means it’s okay – there are apparently only like seven people in the world who know what it means, though I thought it was an internationally celebrated holiday until I was in my mid-20s. So, happy bunny bunny day, exciting times, let’s talk books! I’m […]

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


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. As is constantly the case […]

Review | Books in the Quarterly Literary Box | Borne by Jeff VanderMeer


What’s the deal with Borne? It was in THREE subscription boxes this month – Powell’s Indiespensable, Nocturnal Reads, and Quarterly. Luckily, Powell’s gave subscribers the heads-up so I was able to skip it, and I don’t subscribe to Nocturnal Reads, so I only have the one copy. Strange though. I reviewed the totality of the VanderMeer […]

May | April 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 […]

April 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner


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 | Call Number | April 2017 | No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts


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. As always, this box was […]

Review | My Lit Box | May 2017


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 […]

Book Review | Exit West by Mohsin Hamid


I received Exit West by Mohsin Hamid in the April 2017 My Lit Box subscription, and though I liked it from the get-go, all of a sudden, a quarter of the way through, it went from being an allegory of people living in an unnamed, terrorist-infested town like Allepo, to a magical realism sort of novel. […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club April 2017 | Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg and translated by Jenny McPhee


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 […]