I love getting things in the mail (except bills). Cards, magazines, Amazon orders, Etsy orders, you name it. That’s why, when I heard there was a subscription box geared toward readers, I can’t tell you how excited I was. Getting a box full of bookish things in the mail? I was sold.
So here’s the deal:
The subscription based service is Quarterly and it offers a selection of boxes to choose from, all from different “curators”. You can get boxes created by authors, bloggers, athletes, style gurus, singers, and Bill Nye, just to name a few. Boxes are shipped every 3 months and subscriptions begin at $50. If you don’t want to subscribe, Quarterly has implemented a new feature where you can buy a single box.
The book themed subscription box is brought to us by Book Riot. Book Riot is my go to website for bookish articles and news. I’ve been aware of the Book Riot subscription box for a while now (I missed the first box that shipped last December). Although I thought it was a fantastic idea, I was still on the fence about signing up. What would be in the box? Would it be worth the $50? I still get anxious when my friends buy me books – how would I feel about a stranger sending me books? I waited until the reviews came out for the first box and then I decided I had to sign up.
My box arrived a few weeks ago and I quickly delved in to see what bookish goodies I had been sent:
• Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
I confess that I have not heard of this book but the blurb states that it’s a story about a couple who travel the countryside selling books.
• Judging a Book by Its Lover by Lauren Leto
A collection of essays and personal stories about reading and books.
• Banned Books Mug
So you can reminisce about the time you read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn over your morning coffee.
• Short Story Thursdays Digital Dispatch
Short Story Thursdays is exactly what it says – a short story once a week. The USB drive contains a video that tells the story of how Short Story Thursdays began and why the creator picked the stories that are also included as separate files.
• Book Darts
To make it easy to find your place or that amazing quote.
• Yay Books! Magnet
Because just like books, you can’t have enough magnets.
“Read everywhere”. Enough said.
Some of the boxes, randomly selected, contained an additional book that has not yet been published. Alas, my box was not one of the lucky ones.
I thoroughly enjoined everything that was shipped to me and I will anxiously await my next shipment.