Review | January Blue Spider’s Attic


Okay. Listen guys, listen: The first thing you’ll notice when I review the books I received in my January box from Blue Spider’s Attic is that I really super didn’t like a single one of them. Three books and all of them get boo-hiss warnings from me. But wait! I still love this subscription. I did […]

Review | January Thrifty Books | The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


Thrifty Books is one of the my favorite book subscription boxes for a few reasons. First, it’s pretty affordable (I pre-paid a year and paid just over $17 per box including shipping, which is on the lower end and I think a good price point) and whoever runs it does a bang-up job with packaging […]

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 […]

Review | Call Number | January 2017


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! This was my first month with Call Number and there was a pretty big hiccup […]

January 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff


Just the Right Book! is different than the other book subscriptions I’m reviewing this year in that a 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 cost me […]

Review | My Lit Box | January 2017 | Difficult Women by Roxane Gay


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! The January book […]

Book Review | Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington | Quarterly Literary Box


The Quarterly Literary Box comes quarterly (imagine that!) and costs $49 per quarter if you purchase one-box-at-a-time or less if you pre-pay for the year. Each box includes an annotated new release (complete with hand-written notes) and two more books the author of the first book chose – plus “delightful bookish goods.” I can’t attest to […]