October Owlcrate Unboxing AND a Spookathon Update

Well it’s THAT time of the month again… the time when I stumble home from work to find a treat on my doorstep: 

OWLCRATE IS HERE!


October’s Theme: Find Me in the Forest


I was pumped for the theme because I love woodsy rustic aesthetics and I had a really good feeling what the book would be (I was right). I was excited to hear that there would be a candle and a mug… so without further ado…

This coaster Kristin Askland coaster is easily my favorite item! I love the art style, foxes are my favorite animal and it’s a nice Thoreau quote.

An In the Wick of Time candle based on The Raven Cycle series… a series I DNFed hardcore. But it smells pretty. 


Loose leaf tea from Riddles Tea Shoppe

The much buzzed about Harry Potter mug…  I was slightly disappointed in it. It’s not really my taste and I actually prefer the design of the box… oh well, I’ll still use it. 

A Princess Mononoke art print by Audra Auclair.

Adorable magnetic bookmark from Craftedvan. I love them. 

Finally, THE BOOK! Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore. I knew this would be the book, and I’m so excited!

Here’s the whole thing. It’s a nice box with some really great things in it. I was a little underwhelmed by the mug and candle but I love everything else.

I did skip November’s box because I think I know the book and none of the fandoms mentioned appeal to me.

SPOOKATHON UPDATE

Finished:


Started but will probably DNF it:

I’ve given it 75 pages and it’s just doing nothing for me… I’m taking a break from it for now. 

Currently Reading 

I love the cover, I love the premise… I’m giving it a shot. I’m also watching Addams Family Values, so we’ll see how much reading actually gets done tonight. 

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Unboxing: August Owlcrate!

Something wicked this way came… The August Owlcrate! 

Spoilers beyond this point…

This month’s theme is Something Wicked This Way Comes, and the box is filled with wickedly wonderful goodies (though weirdly no Ray Bradbury or Macbeth inspired items). Without any further ado…

My faithful raven Edgar was particularly interested in this box and wanted to be included


I’m kind of in love with the print on this month’s spoiler card!


Poe-ka Dot socks from Out of Print Clothing! I LOVE these! They’ll match my Poe-ka Dot tote bag from the same company. Edgar is delighted.


Ooly provides a “Splendid Pen” a fountain pen with extra ink cartridges… good for penning wicked missives in the dead of night… mostly I’ll just pretend to be Jo March.


Harry Potter inspired “Dark Arts Roast” by Happenstance Coffee… I don’t drink coffee but I’m sure I can find someone who will enjoy it. 


A This Savage Song sticker by Evie Bookish and a Six of Crows bookmark by Treehouse Books. I’m a little ambivalent on these two… they’re pretty but I haven’t read the Monsters of Verity books and I have taken a break from Six of Crows because it got really boring. 


A BEAUTIFUL edition of Sleepy Hollow and Other Short Stories by Washington Irving by Rock Paper Books.


And finally… The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones with an Owlcrate exclusive cover! I knew this would be the book because I stalk Korinna on Goodreads… Other than that I haven’t heard much buzz on this book (not like Gentleman’s Guide)


There it is all laid out and lovely! I’m excited to read this month’s book and try out the items!

Next month’s theme is Mythical Creatures and I have skipped that box, because based on the hints I feel strongly that I’ll have no interest in what’s in it. I’ll probably try out a different box.

July Owlcrate Unboxing!

Last week I mentioned that my first Owlcrate (a YA subscription service that sends out a new YA title and appropriately themed goodies every month…if you didn’t know)! Was on its way. Well meer hours after the end of 24in48 (more on the later) it arrived just in time for Christmas in July! From today on I will be doing a monthly unboxing post that will be loaded with spoilers so proceed with caution if your box hasn’t arrived yet!

July Theme: Wanderlust


WHAT’S IN THE BOOOOOOOOOX!


This cute little card lists everything in the box… it is ignored so I don’t see spoilers!

Newt Scamander Funko Pop keychain…adorable 

Lord of the Rings canvas drawstring backpack. I’m not the biggest LOTR fan, but this is pretty and goes with the wanderlust theme. 

Oooooooooooo! The Miss Phi design based on the Shades of Magic series item! This was the item I was most interested in and excited about! It’s a hand mirror! LOVE!

An owl bag tag by Mudpuppy. I don’t love the colors, but I love owls…

Mini journal by Ooly.

A very cool art print by Shailey Ann Designs that would be cooler if I could forget that it’s connected to John Green and Looking for Alaska… a book I hate SO MUCH.

Finally, THE BOOK! The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee. I knew it! I’m pumped! This is a special Owlcrate exclusive cover! So pretty!

All together now!

Overall I really like this box! There are a couple items that I really like but are connected to books that I don’t. But I won’t let that stop me from enjoying the hell out of them! Yay!

The box also includes a sneak peek at next month’s box. The theme is Something Wicked This Way Comes. 

I cannot WAIT!