The biggest downside to PageHabit is the shipping but they gave me $5 credit, however it is still such high cost I ahve had to cancel my subscription which is a shame.
To avoid repeats, I chose the Fantasy box, and somehow I still kind of did (can’t complain though). Starting on the book and going clockwise:
- The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. This is what made me laugh, because I got an ARC for it in Illumicrate and now I have an annotated finished copy!
- Author’s Letter.
- The usual quote bookmark they tend to send.
- The card that says where they send extra books and which books were featured this month (or rather last month).
- A short story.
- A study tote bag which I liked since it looks and feels quite strong and good.
- A magnifying bookmark, which was a great unboxing prop.
My favourite thing about PageHabit is that the books are annotated by the authors and they are such a gem.
Last month PageHabit offered to send an extra book on the same box, which was a good idea for me since I didn’t want two boxes.
Let’s do a counterclockwise round this time (because I keep saying I will and never do, so here you go!), starting from the top right corner:
- A Plague Of Giants by Kevin Hearne. This is the book for Fantasy and looks impressive and I really love the annotated part of it.
- Light up pumpkin key chain. It is cute fun even if it is small and silly.
- Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster. This one is the YA book and also annotated.
- Bookmark with Einstein quote.
- Library Card pillow case, which is really fun!
- Author letter for YA book, I wish I had had both author letters since I had both books.
- Short story included.
- A Nessie tea strainer, which I am happy to get because they have been so expensive I had desisted from buying one but love the look of it (not that I will actually use it for tea. If you read my blog frequently, it is common knowledge that I have one tea strainer I sought high and low to find that was perfect and it is the only one I use, as fun shape ones are a pain to clean).
I liked the box it was simple but had some fun items, so it was good. I get PageHabit because the books are annotated which is nice and interesting. However, some people have been having issues with them, I have not and as such can only say they have been good and I am just unhappy because shipping costs a lot but there’s not much that can be done about it.
So after choosing a Fantasy PageHabit, I won the chance of adding an extra book and some goodies to my box, so I was crazy and got another PageHabit, but this time YA.
I don’t regret this extra box at all and was very pleased with it.
Starting from the card at the bottom and going clockwise:
- PageHabit donates books to other countries for every box bought so it is also a charitable and fun effort to get this box. On the other side of the card it mentions all the books in the different genres that were includd this month (I liked this since it helps me see if the box I have is the one I would’ve enjoyed most or not).
- Time Traveler patch (same as previous box)
- Bookmark (same as other box)
- Comic book pin (also same)
- Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova. I had my eye on this book so it was awesome to receive it as the bonus book I had won.
- Feather pen, it has a super fine tip which made me swoon (fine tips and ultra fine tips are awesome)
- The short story of the box.
- A Horcrux keychain.
- The actual book of the box, Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel, another interesting read, which came with author’s letter and annotated, so it is fun.
- And a cat/fox coaster.
I enjoyed the box so much I decided to subscribe again. Finding out it had almost the same things as the other box, I decided to just get one box and add an add-on book. I’d definitely recommend it since it has a broader range that most book boxes so you can choose different ones and pad up as you’d like.
I don’t remember how I found out about PageHabit but I love the idea of an annotated book so I jumped into the bandwagon with this.
After purchasing it, I started hearing bad reviews about the service and applying codes and discounts and worried a little, but I have to say, their customer service was top notch and really helpful. My tracking email got lost and they quickly gave me the tracking link and helped me cancel my subscriptions (I wanted to receive the box before it renewed so I could make up my mind about it).
Starting from the book and going clockwise: (one of these days I am going to do it counterclockwise, just to play with your heads)
- Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham. It also included a letter from the author, where he explains that the title came from a blunder, instead of saying Mission Impossible, it came out as Magicians Impossible. This made me laugh but also made me curious. There are sticky notes on the pages with annotations from Brad inside the book which makes it even more interesting!
- A short story specifically commissioned for Page Habit, Wild Things.
- A cute fox/cat coaster (I think it is a coaster but it could also be a mug cover, to keep your drink warm, I am unsure).
- A comic book pin, very colourful, cute and I was pleased to see a pin there (yes, I like pins, very much).
- A Time Traveler iron on patch, I don’t really have anything I iron patches on (I rarely ever use an iron, I refuse to iron, so I have a permanently crinkled look on all my clothes or buy clothes that don’t require ironing, I’d rather be reading!) but I still like the patch, maybe I will stick it to my drawing clipboard…
- A quote bookmark which I kept showing upside down during the unboxing because it is tricky to unbox and film and talk, and my coordination is limited but it is a gorgeous bookmark.
As you can see, it is isn’t a bulging book box but the value is there and I loved all items so I was very pleased to receive this box and now I want another. What do you think?