Theme: Smugglers and Thieves
This months book box club subscription has the theme of smugglers and Thieves. It contains bookish goodies and a YA novel all related to this theme for those who subscribe to enjoy.
In the box, you received a multitude of goodies. There is a Captain Jack Bookmark from pirates of the Caribbean as well as a themed tea towel. There is a beautiful book bracelet to enjoy and a Neverland themes pin badge.
Also in the box is a print from the included YA book and a flag that relates to the same book.
The featured book this month is: Only the Ocean by Natasha Carthew.
“This book is a story of survival and courage in the midst of darkness. The two girls sat at opposite ends of the boat and Kel dug and stretched the oars into the ocean like her life depended upon it because it did.‘Just so you know,’ said Rose, ‘everything, and I mean everything, is your fault.’Kel Crow lives in a dead-end swamp with her deadbeat family and a damaged heart. But she has a plan to escape. It’s a one-two-three fortune story that goes: stow away on the ship, kidnap the girl, swap the girl to pay for passage to America and a life-saving operation.But the ocean is an untameable force, and wrecks ships and plans alike ...” ( Google books description)
I would highly recommend this subscription box as it allows you to explore new genres and books as well as giving you bookish goodies to enjoy!
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(PS please comment your opinion on this box and if you have read this book)
There is no friends as loyal as a book
– Ernest Hemingway
If I’m completely honest I’m not sure when I first became interested in reading and began to love reading all different books. I think that I have just always loved it and I am aware that is unlikely the case but I am not sure when I first loved to read.
I enjoy escaping into another world and as I say on my home page, it isn’t to escape my own it’s just that I love to explore others. I like to delve into the world of other characters and people. Reading about other characters is probably one of my favourite parts of a book and can often be the most relatable aspect.
I tend to read a lot of crime novels and I don’t want to delve into the gruesome world of the crimes but rather the investigation and the people. I like seeing how the characters go about investigating these crimes and how they cope with the events happening around them.
Other people have so many reasons for why they read but mines is as simple as I enjoy to do so. It is something that I can relax into and enjoy much like watching the TV or watching a film. I find books much more detailed and hard hitting than anything on screen.
I like the quote above from Ernest Hemingway as I find it so truthful. If your ever feeling alone or are just relaxing you can read and be transported to another world at the drop of a hat. No need to plan or time everything just pick up a book and begin to flick through the pages.
I would like to think that reading is other people favourite oasstime as I love it so much but I understand it isn’t for everyone. I think if you can give it a try then do so but if you don’t like it at least you gave it a go. It doesn’t give people the same feelings and emotions that it does to me and some people prefer to have the imagery already available on a screen.
I hope you enjoyed this post and come back Friday for my next.
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(PS please comment why you love to read books or if there is a reason that you don’t!)
This months book box club subscription had the theme ‘Fantasy Lands’. This proved exciting as I didn’t really know what to expect from this box.
This months bookish goodies included a Narnia beanie hat which was created by book box club for this box which is perfect for the winter months. The box also contained crystal soap named ‘Into the Fires of Mordor’ by Pretty Suds UK. There was also a little tin of Mad Hatter’s Tea by the Tea People. You can drink this mint chocolate tea whilst eating your Coraline biscuit which was also featured.
On top of all that you were also given a ‘As Travers’ tote bag which featured artwork by Liana Kangas and Briana Mora. Perfect for transporting your bookish goodies! A ‘Bridge of Clay’ postcard could also be found along side a sample from the book ‘Three Strikes’.
The main feature of these boxes are of course the books. This month featured the book ‘The Light Between Worlds’ by Laura Weymouth. This book is about what happens when two sisters are returned to the real world after having been previously transported to a magical realm. One sister thrives whilst the other struggles. Until four words change everything:
‘ Your sister is missing’
The books follows Phillipa as she discovers what happened to her sister Evie. Did she get make it back to the realm they came from?
The book is also signed by the author which adds further interest.
The book box club also includes an invite to the clubhouse where you can join an online book club with the offer. You get the opportunity to ask the author about the book and themselves.
Yet again I highly recommend this subscription box!
Many thanks, Caitlin x
( PS please comment if you have bought this subscription box or read the featured book!)
Theme: Into the Wild
This month saw another release of the subscription box ‘ Book Box Club’ but this wasn’t any old box as it was the 2 year anniversary of the company. This meant that there was an extra goodie within for those who bought the box.
Upon opening the box you are presented with the leaflet stating the theme and what’s included alongside the envelope with the date of the exclusive book club meeting.
These leaflets are always beautifully illustrated and this months was no exception. It was fitting with the themes as it features simplistic trees along side a bear and a fox.
Within the box there is an abundance of bookish goodies including a campers picnic bag by http://www.sassandbelle.co.uk so you can take your snacks on your adventures with you. There is also an into the woods scarf by Book Box Club which features quotes from the featured book. There is also a massage bar by Naked Sister to relax yourself after your exciting adventures alongside a Caveswater Candle. On top of all those goodies there is also a little pad to keep your plans together.
A lost boys notebook designed by Georgine Makes is also included in the box so you can journal and plan all your exciting adventures alongside sample chapters from Neal and Jarrod Shustermans book ‘Dry’.
As this was the two year anniversary of the company we were treated to a bonus book. The bonus book is ‘Damsel’ by Elana K. Arnold which isn’t due to be released until November. This book features a handsome prince, a distressed damsel and a fierce dragon with excitement throughout.
The featured book this month is ‘The Other Side of Lost’ by Jessi Kirby which is a story about when you take the time to remove yourself from technology and take an adventure. It follows a social media star who swaps her technology dependant life for a solo hike into the woods.
Yet again I highly recommend this subscription box and hope that you would enjoy Kate and Libby work as much as I do.
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(PS please comment if your are subscribed to book box club or have ever read the featured book)
Augusts installment of the book box club has been released and I am excited to share its content with you. I love this idea as I have previously stated and I would really like to recommend this box.
This months box had the theme of Tech Tribes which I was really excited to see what this box contained.
Upon opening the box you are presented with the months leaflet sharing all the information on what is within the box.
This box had multiple bookish goodies that were related to the theme. It contained a BB8 magnetic bookmark by Rachel Norline Art on Etsy so you can keep your page in a fun way. It also had a pair of robot sock by Joe Cool to keep you cosy while you read. There is also a great Lunar Chronicles coaster to keep your new Invent the Future Mug on. The mug features artwork by Alicia Jo with the coaster by the box company, Book Box Club. There is also an Ada Lovelace sticker by Victorian Store.
A Jinx Necklace also by Book Box Club so you can keep your own Baku cat with you at all times. This is a great addition as it links to the features book.
Alongside these goodies and the features book there are also two bookmarks in order to keep your page. One with the book artwork and a special bookmark from C.K Robertson. An extract from Are we all Lemmings & Snowflakes by Holly Bourne is found within the box as well as an exclusive 4 chapter sampler of Colour Me In by Lydia Ruffles.
The featured book in this months box is Jinxed by Amy McCulloch. This book is based upon engineer Lacey Chu and her discovery of Jinx, a high-spec, high-maintenance robot cat Baku which helps her dreams seem possible once again. Bakus are state of the art robotic animals that function as a smartphone whilst being the perfect pet.
Again, I would highly recommend this service and I hope you enjoyed this months Book Box Club unboxing !
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(PS please feel free if you are subscribed to Book Box Club or have ever read the featured book ‘Jinxed’ )