Book Review | May Just the Right Book! | Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta


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 […]

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


The May book for Call Number was And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson. I posted about the May box in its entirety and now I’m gonna tell y’all about this book. Neat! For the first third of this book I was not particularly interested in it. It is the story of a woman and her […]

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


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. *spoiler alert* The box this […]

Review of the books in May’s Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


Remember when I posted a few days ago about the contents of the June Blue Spider’s Attic Box? Well today I’m posting reviews of the books I’ve already described in my review of the contents of the May Blue Spider’s Box. It’s a blue spider type of week, I guess! The first book was No Sleep […]

Review | June 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 […]

Book Review | No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal


I received No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal in the May My Lit Box. This was a book that would likely not have otherwise been on my radar, and while I’m glad I read it, I’m not sure how likely I would be to recommend it to others. Part of my issue may […]

Review | Brilliant Books | April 2017 | The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton


Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is similar to 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 year of paperback books, though there are other options. While you’re here, why not check out […]

Review | May Thrifty Books | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri


I like the Thrifty Books box because it’s pretty darn affordable and it’s introduced me to some great books. I pre-paid for a year and it came out to just over $17 per box including shipping, which is on the lower end compared to other book boxes. You can read reviews of past Thrifty Books […]

Book Riot Recap | What I’ve Been Doing Elsewhere on the Internet


I haven’t published as much as I would have liked to in the last few months but I’m still plugging away at it. I have a few articles for Book Riot in draft form right now and hope to get them out by the end of the month. But until then, here’s what I’ve been […]

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 […]