Review | My Lit Box | August 2017 | What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons


I’ve already written about the book included in My Lit Box’s August box. Today I’ll cover the box itself. 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 […]

Book Review | What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons


What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons was sent to me by in July by Call Number and was also the August pick for My Lit Box. That should tell you how fantastic it was. I was about 50 pages in before I thought, wait, is this a novel? And I looked at the cover and sure […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Who Else is Doing the 24 in 48 Readathon This Weekend?


I’m getting excited for the reading marathon this weekend, 24 in 48! Basically the way it works is that you read 24 out of 48 hours. I’ve done Dewey’s Readathon many times in the past but of course never read he entire 24 out of 24 hours because not only can I not stay awake […]

Review | June Thrifty Books | The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold


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 boxes here. The […]

Book Subscription Diversity: Are You Surprised by the Stats Halfway Through the Year?


Well, I’ve made it halfway through the year! Rejoice! I set a goal to read 120 books this year and I’ve read 80, which puts me 21 ahead of schedule. I’ll take it! So far I’ve received books from 12 different subscription boxes. Editorial standards I’d like to see in major book reviewing / book […]