Since I did a mini summary about Owlcrate, and I am eagerly waiting to receive the January Book Box Club box soon, I shall do another mini summary about them.
I bought their last first box back in September 2016 (?) and haven’t looked bad. They were the first ones to do a proper author chat and it was the one thing I loved the most. Nowadays I don’t join the chat so much, but it is thanks to them I found some of my good friends and reading buddies.
But let’s see what was in the December box, which was all about being cozy with our reads, starting on the theme card on the bottom right and going clockwise:
Theme Card. Cute fits the theme.
A proof book, for me it was Are You Watching? which I already have a proof copy for, but still, extra book.
The main book, Dangerous Alliance which is very pink and apparently Jane Austen-ish… I am a bit unsure what to expect.
White chocolate and & Raspberry bar, which fits nicely with being cosy. Yum!
A Christmas wishes card from the girls and the new four paw addition.
A gorgeous beanie hat, it is a deep green that for some reason looks very black in videos and pictures. It is warm and comfortable and cute. win all around.
A pin to match the book.
The 2020 artwork calendar I’ve come to expect from them, and it is gorgeous! A great way of discovering new artists.
A woodmark, with the most gorgeous art ever that it put aside my woddmark dislike (plus it is a little more sturdy but not that much thicker than the usual ones in other boxes, so far better).
All in all, a very cosy box to be enjoyed and I am looking forward to the treat of two books in the January box too!
A well themed box with a book I wanted to read (it is so gorgeous!), so let’s go unboxing, starting on the theme card and going clockwise:
Theme Card, definitely matches book and thene.
Whale notebook, I like notebooks and the artwork is gorgeous
Socks, mermaid socks! I am a happy human and they’re cute.
Two publisher’s frebies
Clubhouse invite for a chat with the author
Octopus pin, this is very detailed and cute.
Another promo item
Dangers of the Deep Shampoo Bar. This caused a great conversation about them at work and I raved on how good they are, so I am looking forward to using it and think it is great we get alternative care items beyond lip balms and creams and scrubs. Love it!
A sturdy coaster, this is a really good one!
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge. It is a super gorgeous book and I can’t wait to read.
A signed map, since Waterstones had the exclusive rights to signed books so we get a signature on the map. A good way to get away with a signature, clever and crafty!
All in all, a box very well themed that gives an ocean and deep sea vibe and I can’t wait to start reading the book today with our reading group.
Fantastic theme and I knew immediately which book it’d be and was excited for the box because I seriously enjoyed it a lot, so let’s unbox starting from the top left corner and going clockwise:
Theme card, very wild West like.
Underneath a Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets tea towel which I loved because it has a huge moon and is really beautiful art.
Favour stickers, it is book related and I instantly knew what they were and thought it was awesome.
Two promotional bookmarks.
Chocolate “Pixie Dust” covered pretzels. I don’t eat a lot of chocolate, so I had one but the rest were scoffed by my husband. He first was like “what is this, meh, funny pretzels” and then was like “need more, delicious!”
Desert sticky “bookmarks”, made my work colleagues smile and me too. I found it amusing.
Verify promotional postcard, intriguing book indeed.
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis. I enjoyed it a lot and reviewed it here.
A Bookish Rebel mason jar, I was just sad it didn’t come with a lid but still, liked this.
All in all strong box and had lots of great items, probably the only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the promoitonal stuff, which to be fair is nothing bad at all or anything to complain about. Also the cover for Good Luck Girls is like someone poured liquid gold on it and wow. Absolutely stunning! Really blew me away.
Let’s see what was isnide this Book Box Club! Starting from the book and going clockwise:
The Beckoning Shadow, a book a bit like fight club but at the same time not.
Postcard for An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
A Quidditch ticket patch (I like patches I just don’t know what to do with them or where to put them).
Barrington Stoke sampler collection.
Queen of Hearts earrings, they will make my sister super happy!
A very green Absolutely Remarkable Things notebook. It’s nice but sadly not that remarkable.
A nicely smelling candle, Remember it’s only a Game.
The clubhouse invite.
A book Bingo that sticks to your fridge (magnetic). Sadly the stickers kept not working out and we just gotta mark them instead. But I like the concept!
Finallly, a string bag with a quote on it. My mother loved it.
As much as I usually love Book Box Club, this box was a little underwhelming and it was also the box that was the most delayed. But the next box is the anniversary one so I am hoping it will pick up again (in general, August boxes aren’t my thing for some reason).
August is here! So here’s last month’s BookBoxClub, because after YALC (and before it which is when this box actually arrived), who doesn’t want some extra love to UK YA?
I think I need a bigger puzzle because I can’t fit all the stuff that came in the box nicely over it. Let’s unbox, going from top left corner, clockwise:
Heartstream by Tom Pollock. Highly anticipated book for me, as I loved White Rabbit, Red Wolf so much!
I ♥ boks flag, which is cute.
A zine invite (it is online and interesting and full fo interviews and other bits).
Some promotional postcards.
Under a Dancing Star by Laura Wood. Also one I wanted to read as I enjoyed Sky Painted Gold a lot.
I ♥ UK YA notebook, which is full of wonderful books on the cover and a cute bookcase/shelves.
Apple crumble tea, I haven’t tried, but it sounds delicious and I can’t wait.
All in all this was a cute pre-YALC box that made me want YALC to come sooner (I know, this is post the event but the box arrived before it and that’s what it made me feel like, but I usually post unboxings a few weeks later to be polite about spoilers).