It’s almost Dewey’s Readathon Time!


Hey, internet friends! I am bursting with excitement over here because it just days away from one of my favorite activities of the year – The Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon! I’m participated in at least one of the two 24-hour readathons run by this site every year since 2012 and I’m excited to take part once […]

Review | My Lit Box | April 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 […]

Review Deep Vellum | April | The Magician of Vienna by Sergio Pitol and translated by George Henson


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 they come out to about $10 for each book and I get both the e-book and paperback. They mail two books every two months. I reviewed two Deep Vellum books […]

Review | Book Riot Book Mail | April 2017


Book Riot’s Book Mail costs $60, comes every three months or so, and includes both books and bookish goodies. I should state here that I am a Book Riot contributor. That said, they are not my employer and the fact that I write some things for them won’t affect my honest appraisal of this box – […]

Review | Brilliant Books | April 2017 | For a Little While: New and Selected Stories by Rick Bass


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 year of paperback books, though there are other options. This one was a […]

March 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | The Atomic Weight of Love


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 | The NYRB Book Club March 2017 | Living by Henry Green


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 […]

Review | April Thrifty Books | Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout


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 […]

Review | Call Number | March 2017 | The Wide Circumference of Love


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. Once again, there were a […]

Review | March Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


If you’ve been following along on my previous reviews of Blue Spider’s Attic, then you know I was overdue for some books I actually like from this box. Thankfully, that’s just what happened this month! The curator describes Blue Spider’s Attic as, “The magic of a used book store, delivered.” Except it’s actually even better […]