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Owlcrate – September – box review

Owl’s September box had the theme of Darkness which was great because              the movie Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children was coming out in September and the box had an item based off the hit book written by Ransom Riggs.

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Like the previous months I LOVED this box. Let’s dive into the box of DARKNESS!!

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Theme – Darkness

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Book: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

With the book we received a letter from the author along with a signed bookplate to place inside the book which was signed by the author.

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Bonus Book: Remade by Matthew Cody

Remade is part of a 15 part ‘serial’ series. Which to me is like a TV show but for booknerds.

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Other Goodies:

Candle: This candle has been created by The Melting Library and was inspired by the Throne of Glass series.

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Canvas Pouch: Inspired by Ransom Riggs’s book Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Out of Print created a adorable canvas pouch which include a quote from the second book in the series. I used it the night the movie came out as a small purse.

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Bookmark: Thanks to Evie Bookish for creating an adorable bookmark which will be great for when I read Crooked Kingdom.

Bath Fizzers: This was my first experience with a bath bomb. I have seen them online and my mall has a store which allows you to create your own. This bath bomb was made by Da Bomb.

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October Sneak Peek:

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OwlCrate describes October’s box as the following ” the theme of the box is ONCE UPON A DREAM. The box will include a dark and atmospheric novel inspired by Russian folklore. The story is all about the magic that occurs in the middle of the night! We’ll also be filling each box with beautiful goodies inspired by fairy tales, as well as stories that feature dreams. This is a really beautiful box, and the book is perfect to read around Halloween!”

Item Sneak Peek: The box will include an exclusive item (priced at $20) designed by Whosits and Whatsits

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Owlcrate – August – Box Review

Another month in 2016 has come and gone. But in the month another Owlcrate box has also arrived.

Each month the owners at Owlcrate surprise me and I just love everything they place inside the box! And that was shown with the August month. I just LOVED it all.

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                                                        Theme – Fast Times at YA High

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Book: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Also include was a signed bookplate, a letter from Kasie, and a set of colored pencils with the book title on the box.

Other goodies:

Decomposition Book – This adorable book has made it’s way into my purse to allow me to jot down books to read along with any quotes I hear that I like. This was created by Michael Roger.

Harry Potter items – The box had two adorable Harry Potter items. The first item was button which was created by Taryn Draws 

The second item was a stunning print of the Golden Tri which was designed by the amazing and talented Susanna Draws. I have already checked out her Etsy and been debating on a few prints to buy. All are so adorable.

Monthly Button – Owlcrate has decided on starting a monthly button item. Each month each box will have a button inside. This month’s button is the cute little raptor which is the chapter raptor. This was created by James Maxwell who also creates the monthly postcards. Which are too cute.

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Owlcrate original Necklace – Owlcrate created a necklace for the box which was based off Eleanor and Park. It’s a necklace that I love.

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Adult Coloring Book – Who does not love to just sit down, grab some colored pencils or markers and relax with a little coloring? I know I do. Therefore I love the coloring book that was created by Blue Star Coloring for this months Owlcrate. The details found within the coloring book are amazing and I have already colored one page and working on turning it into a bookmark.

Overall – I really loved this box. I have already put most of the items to use and working on a place for the buttons in my room. Each box just is amazing and a fun experience for a booknerd.

September sneak peek: The theme for September was Darkness with a item designed after Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. I have already gotten the box and OMG! It’s just another great box. Will post it soon.

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Owlcrate July Book Box

So I received my first Owlcrate box in July and just loved it ALL!!! From the book to the contents inside the book.

July’s theme was Good Vs Evil and I received the good box!!!!

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Found within the books:

  • Luna Pop from Funko
  • Millennium Falcon Necklace from Vector Engraving
  • Alice Magnetic Bookmark created by JanesTinyThings
  • A beautiful sticker with a quote from the book Illuminae created by Alexi Lampley
  • This Savage Song written by Victoria Aveyard 
  • A letter from the author of the book and a signed bookplate
  • A coloring book based off YA book covers
  • a bookmark for an upcoming new release
  • a sneak peek at the August box and what might be inside

 

I found everything inside this box to be amazing. I loved my Luna Pop and she joined my one and only Pop – Belle right away. I’m not a fan of Star Wars but I love the cute necklace within this box. The Alice Magnetic is joining my growing collection of magentic bookmarks (thanks to these boxes) on a string in my bookcase to showcase all of them. The sticker is too cute, I don’t want to use it so I’m figuring out what to do with it. I loved the added touch of the author note. As for the coloring book — LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! and the bookmark was cute and allows some more coloring. And the sneak peek just made me wish the next box would be here now.

August –

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Fast Times at YA High – This will have a high school love story by a contemporary author. Along with items based on some favorite high school sweethearts and items based off Hogwarts (everyone’s dream school).

OwlCrate likes to give out two sneak peeks leading up to the release of the box. For the first peek they have collaborated with artist Susanne draws  who created a brand new piece of art just for the box!! Looking forward to the second sneak peek.

Subscription book boxes

As I mentioned in my last post I have been trying out some monthly book box subscription.

A few others I have tried out are:

Litcube

LitCubeLogo.png $34.99 per month plus shipping – within this box one gets a YA book and some bookish goodies. They try to send items that we as readers can use. Items such as food or something wearable like t-shirts. They have monthly subscriptions along with a Gilmore Girls special box. I will be getting the July and August box from them but decided to cancel my subscription.

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Note: These pictures are not mine but from the creative minds of LitCube. Those are the pictures used to announce the themes for each month.

OwlCrate

owlcrate  $29.99 per month, $86.98 3 month prepay, $167.94 6 month prepay – all plus shipping.

Found within this book is a YA new release Book along with several bookish goodies. Goodies might be jewelry, totes, yummy treats, pins, and more. They also include a wonderful note telling the buyer about the novel and the items within the crate. Also included in the box is a hint at what they will find in the next month’s box.

At the moment I plan on keeping my subscription to the box. I received my first one in July Which was Good Vs Evil (I got evil!). Review once I receive my missing info card which was left out but the Owlcrate team are sending a owl my way with a new one.

July is Fast Times At YA High owlcrate august.pngThis box will contain a funny high school love story by a queen of contemporary. Also included are items inspired by high school sweethearts and items based on the school of our dreams……..HOGWARTS!!!!

Trying in August

Along with Owlcrate I plan on trying two more book boxes. Those are

BooklyBox

BooklyBox-copy-3 $22.99 per month plus $5.99 shipping. It’s currently on sale from $29.99 per month. BooklyBox is different – with each book box purchase they donate one book to a less fortunate country. Inside the box is a brand new book from the genre of the subscribers choice ( adult fiction, business, children 7-12, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, shelf help, and young adult) a bookmark, some tea, and two different items every month that will make a difference in the reading experience. Also included in the box is a report of where you donation went and how it will make a difference.

As a lover of charity work I’m excited to spend money on this book box knowing that some of the money is helping out others.

Once Upon a BookClub

ae966c58fa1a4d14a82a01bbe55eb61a.jpeg $34.99 per month, $100.99 3 month prepay, $199 6 month prepay, $390 12 month prepay – all plus shipping. This is a unique reading experience and I debated to sign up but ended up caving and going for it.

Inside the box will be a book to read. Which currently they are adult books but the creators want to branch out to a YA book box soon. Along with the book is a 5×7 quote print and 2-4 gifts that will match a quote or item mentioned in the book. What makes it a experience is that each gift is wrapped in paper with a page number. And the one rule for the box is to open the gifts as you read the book and land on the corresponding page. Pretty fun! Also include is a book club discussion questions for each month. Each question will have a date next to it and can be discussed on their Instagram page.

 

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