Unboxing: September Uppercase 

As you may remember, Owlcrate’s September box theme (Mythical Creatures) didn’t appeal to me at all and I opted to skip this month with them. 

But I didn’t want to go a month without a box…especially my birthday month (more on that later) so I opted to try out Uppercase this month, and I was not disappointed!

First of all, how effin’ cute is the packaging?! It’s not bulky and doesn’t take up space in the way other boxes do. I mean I can’t be the only one who for some reason takes forever to throw out boxes, can I?

Inside the cute bag are delightful little treasures!

  • A signed copy of Warcross by Marie Lu
  • A Warcross button
  • Hogwarts house crest coasters
  • An Uppercase exclusive “Book Queen” keychain 
  • An ALA Banned Book Week sticker 
  • A Reading Experience bookmark 

For the price (it’s one of the most affordable book subscription boxes) it’s a great buy! I’m really pleased with it, and actually can’t wait to read Warcross!

I’ll be back on Owlcrate next month for their “Meet Me in the Forest” theme, and I’m debating trying out LitCube’s “It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus” box.


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.

Unboxing: Book of the Month Club

My August Book of the Month box came today!

Unfortunately there was no surprise extra this month BUT I am excited about the books!

The selection was pretty good this month. I ended up choosing the much anticipated YA novel Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert as my primary book.

But because I have no self-control, I chose Clockwork Dynasty as my extra book… I basically had to, it’s on LibraryReads top ten for August…

So yeah, it’s a mini update, but look at the pretty books!

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


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!