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 […]

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 […]

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 | LitKit June 2016 + An Article About My Shelving Habits


Yay! It’s LitKit time! But before we get to that, let me tell you about my latest article for Book Riot in which I lament the difficulty of moving in with Sam and combining our books. I’ve always had very organized bookshelves but the nature of our combined beast makes this impossible. So go read […]

Subscription Box Review | LitKit May 2016


I don’t know what LitKit‘s problem is but they keep making me love them more and more. Stop it! I’m not used to being a fan girl! This month, in addition to the fantastic things they sent me in my box, under separate cover I also got a hand-written letter from Michael at LitKit! Granted, […]

Book Review | Morning and Evening by Jon Fosse translated by Damion Searls


How the hell had I never heard of Jon Fosse? Apparently he’s considered the “Beckett of the 21st century.” Thanks to Boxwalla, I read this little gem during the Dewey’s 24-Readathon and it’s like nothing I’d ever read before. It’s hard to talk about the plot of Morning and Evening because it unravels in such an unusual […]

Subscription Box Review | LitKit April 2016


Holy goodness y’all, how is LitKit so amazing!? Read my post about the April LitKit box to get the skinny on what they’re all about (basically they send “experimental literature and tools for writers” but it’s more complicated and amazing than that, really). Last month was all things and this month was mostly poetry with […]

Subscription Box Review | April 2016 Book(ish) Box


Yay, it’s one of my favorite times of the month – Book(ish) Box times! We even got our doorbell fixed so I didn’t have to drive to the town over to pick up this box! Exciting stuff. This was another great month for me but I also had some concerns for the first time. Let’s […]

Subscription Box Review | Indiespensable from Powell’s Books


I get a bad rap as an anti-pun gal but that’s not entirely accurate. I like words, I make my living manipulating them after all, and I like clever use of words. What I don’t like are puns for the sake of puns. Like, if the entire joke of a pun is that it’s a […]