Review | Quarterly Literary Box / PageHabit|Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips


Holy shit, how many times is this subscription going to change names? It was affiliated with Book Riot, then it was just the Quarterly Literary Box, now it’s PageHabit. Make up your mind! You may remember me complaining about this box in the past because the “bookish goodies” it supposedly has typically includes things like […]

Book Review | Brilliant Books June 2017 Pick #2| Goodnight, Beautiful Women by Anna Noyes


Remember when I wrote back in June that Brilliant Books had sent me a great book but I’d already read it? Well, I contacted them and they sent me a new book out right away with a pre-paid address label to return the one I’d already read. The entire thing was painless and I am […]

Review | & Other Stories July Books


& Other Stories is a community interest company that uses all its profits to continue publishing. This is unlike other subscriptions in that the money I paid for my subscription will go directly to pay for the production of the books I receive. Most of their books are works of translation. All subscriber’s names are […]

Book Review | Hunger by Roxane Gay from My Lit Box


The July box of My Lit Box included Hunger by Roxane Gay. As I mentioned in that post, this is a book I’d already started on my Kindle but was having hard time making a real dent it. This wasn’t because the book wasn’t engaging – in fact, the opposite was true. You guys, what I’m trying […]

July Reading Times Recap


Whew, July was such a busy month and August is going to be even busier. And then classes start again! There are some really great things about being a 37 year old in college, but some terrible things too. Like, the fact that I work full time and have a house to keep up and […]

The Unique Blogger Award (Don’t Worry, I Didn’t Tag You)


A person on the internet nominated me for one of these things that go around that say they’re awards but actually no one won an award? There are a bunch of rules and I’m supposed to tag people but I don’t wanna. In fact, I’m not even going to tell you the very-hard-to-guess rules and am […]

But is This the Best Book in the History of the World?


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 […]

I Did It – I Read for 24 Hours in 48 Hours!


Wahoo, I did it! Exciting times – I completed the 24in48 reading marathon I posted about last week! Usually when I do a marathon I try to stick to short books. This year, since I’m doing the subscription box project, I didn’t get to pick my books. So, for example, The Nix was 737 pages – […]

Book Review | Call Number | June 2017 | Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou


Last month I posted about the June Call Number box that included Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou. Today I’ll tell you about the book itself. The story begins with 13-year-old Moses, whose full name is  Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko but he’s not trying to live the long-name-life so he goes by Moses. […]

Review | Call Number | July 2017 | What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons


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. Are you guys getting tired of me […]