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 | 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 […]

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 | 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 […]

Review | My Lit Box | February 2017 | History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera


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 | Powell’s INDIEspensable # 64 | The History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund


This isn’t my first go-around with Powell’s INDIEspensable book subscription and my thoughts this time are pretty similar to last time: Great books, but I have a hard time finding the value. The last time I tried the INDIEsepnsable subscription, the book was A Doubter’s Almanac, which was fantastic. The book was fantastic this time too (which we’ll […]

Review | Deep Vellum | Book Subscription


Like & Other Stories that I posted about a few days ago, 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 far I’ve received two books. First up is Recitation by Bae Suah / translated by Deborah Smith. The blurb […]

Review | Captain of the Steppe by Oleg Pavlov | Translated by Ian Appleby


One of the book subscriptions I chose for my 2017 book subscription challenge is & Other Stories, 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. From […]

Book Review | Queen of the Mosquitoes by Snakes


You may remember a previous post in which I reviewed and raved about I Hate Plot because it was fantastic and lovely and other good things. Well, a few months ago the author, who goes by the name of Snakes, sent me a note on Goodreads and asked if I’d be interested in reading her next […]

Book Review | Lila by Marilynne Robinson


Before we get to my review Queen Robinson’s Lila, I have some other business to attend to. I wrote numerous more things for Book Riot that I forgot to tell you jokers about! A piece about moving in with my partner and the complications of blending our bookshelves. Blending Bookshelves: My Quest to Embrace Chaos Going on […]