Unboxing: January Book Box Club

So, I had all intentions of getting this up last week, but then I got sick. Funny how life can ruin even the best of my plans. Probably just means I should prepare better in the future.

Anyway, it’s been a while since I did a full unboxing post. I quickly summarised my December boxes in my last post, but I aim to actually unbox every box I get in 2017. Which means that, albeit a tad too late, I will now reveal the contents of the January box from Bookboxclub.

You probably already know this, but I’ve been with this box since the start, and I have every intention on staying aboard for a long, long, long while.
Book Box Club is a UK based monthly book box subscription that doubles as an online bookclub. Having been there since the start, I can personally vouch for the book club meetings, and they are tons of fun. Especially because we get to talk to the Authors of the chosen books too.

Boxes are priced at £27.99 + shipping, but you can totally get 5% discount on your first box if you email them at thegirls@bookboxclub.com and say that you heard about them on BookishAddicted (Or just Maja, we are on first name basis)

The January box was themed Immortal Stories, and it had some seriously awesome items inside.

From Spice Kitchen UK we got this Immortalitea sample, that kinda looks like it should grant eternal life—or blissful death, depending on the mood of the day.

Also, Ziggi approves. Had to wrestle it from his paws during cleanup.

Designed by Book Box Club there’s this amazing Unashamedly bookish mug with an illlustration I’m kinda hoping will return in a future box.

I mean… How awesome would that look on a poster on the wall? Or as the front of a notebook? Inside a pendant? I JUST LOVE IT, OKAY? Gief More.

Ink’d Con(Temporary) tattoos by U Studio is a set of colorful temporary tattoos. I used to love these when I was younger, but now my skin is marred by one-too-many scratches from cat fights so I tend not to showcase it too much. I really enjoy collecting them, though.

Reading Resolutions Card by Book Box Club was in a personalized envelope, and I have to admit: I love these little touches. As much as I am a complete sucker for fandom related goodies, I just have a soft spot for anything in the bookish fandom. And book box club just excels in that particular area.

From Penguin Random House, Hot Key Books and Usborne they included these lovely chapter samplers and postcard.
Also, is it just me or is that postcard the most relatable thing ever?

The Wrath and The Dawn quote sticker by Chelley Reads Designs, which is perfect, because I just bought that book.

Ink by Alice Broadway was the featured book, and I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for this book.

AND THAT COVER, AMIRITE?!

Excuse me while I drool a bit.

Okay, I’m good now.

I particularly loved how bookboxclub incorporated the “stories” part of their theme in their many bookish items. And it definitely raised the bar for every box to come.

I wasn’t kidding, he was ready to smack my hand if I tried taking the tea away from him. Sometimes, I wonder who adopted who in this relationship.

So yeah, this was the January box. I recieved my February Troublemaker box earlier today, and I am so excited to take pictures of it.

The March box is themes TIME TRAVEL, and if you’re interested remember to message bookboxclub so you can get a discount. This box is worth it for the community alone.

Toodles.

Hello 2017 – Bye 2016

I am painfully aware that this post is like… one and a half month late. And I could easily find a ton of excuses, but really… who cares? I am back.

Before I start in on greeting the New Year, I want to take a moment to send 2016 properly off. Even though the year was a shitstorm trainwreck in many regards, it also brought me a lot of bookish joy. My only hope is that the coming year will hold even more.

Which reminds me, I should probably catch you up on the last month of 2016.

Book Boxes:

In December, I received four book boxes, but because it’s been so long, I’ll just run through them quickly here.

Fairyloot – Sci-fi Adventure

This gorgeous box included:
– A full size Star Wars Pop by Funko.

– Cupcake-scented Kryptonite Bath Powder from Geeky Clean

– Exclusive Galaxy Socks by Fairyloot

– A gorgeous Starbound Bookmark from Lexy Olivia

– Exclusive Lunar Chronicles Art Print of all the book boyfriends from Taratjah

– Exclusive Red Rising Pins desined by Taratjah

Flashfall by Jenny Moyer, complete with signed bookplate, letter and bookmark.

– Bonus Items: Sampler, art print, and a lovely christmas card from the founders.

All in all, an amazing box as always. I am super excited to see this subscription continue to grow an improve with more variety in both items and fandoms represented.

Book Box Club – Magic by Night

This amazing box included:
– A Magical Notebook by Fable and Black.

– A Magical Unicorn iron-on patch by Rosie Wonderes

– A Throne of Glass Wish Bracelet by The Woodland Folk

– A Unicorn Pencil by Lucy Made Me

Washi tape by Unwrap Colour

– An ARC of The Memory Book from Quercus

– An amazing Modern Fable Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
My Bookish Crate – Fear the Reaper

This awesome box included:
– A Nevernight inspired Mia Candle from merakicandles

– An Aelin Ashryver inspired Fireheart Necklace designed by MBC

– An amazing Kaz and Inej Notebook from Loweana

Red Rising Art Print from MBC

– An A Darker Shade of Magic Tote bag designed by Nikki at alice.in.wonderbookland

– A Scythe Bookmark from MBC

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

I absolutely adored this box, and I was super bummed that not only did I miss both January and February box from them, but also sad that the March box will be their last. I’ll miss you guys!

Nerdy Bookworm Box – Strange New Worlds

This box, which also happened to be the last of Nerdy Bookworm, included:
– A Burrowy x-mas lipbalm from literarylipbalm

– A Court of Nightmares Soap from Bookworm Candles and Crafts

Peter and Wendy Earrings from House of Wonderland

– A very fitting Bookish and Proud Notebook from Huck and Pucker

– Two Darker Shades of Magic Art Prints designed by Team Nerdy Bookworm

Flashfall by Jenny Moyer with a signed bookplate + reader experience questcard.

And, I have to take a moment to say this: Jen, you’re amazing. and I am so glad that I were subscribed for 7 months. Your note made me all teary, and I absolutely love the extra swag. It was a super nice thing to do, and I am so going to miss your box. Already these two months have felt like something was missing.

Phew… Now that all the mushy stuff is over… Let’s take a look forward, yeah?
In 2017, I want to read 150 books. I got off to a great start in January, with a wrap-up off 25, but cosidering my rapidly growing TBR, I don’t know if it’ll help anything.

I’m not going to say much else. Although, I am working on unboxings for the two January boxes I recieved. (hint: they were made of awesome) and also working on an indepth review of some Bookworm Candles and Crafts mini tins. Woop.
I hope everyone arrived safely on this side of the New Year, and let’s all hope it won’t take two months until I post again.