Book Box Trials

Happy Thursday!
We’ve subscribed to our first “book box” and are SO excited! I’ve been nervous to do this because as great as they all seem, $30+/month is a lot for a college student on a budget and that’s just for one box. I hate to say it too but I’ve fallen in love with all the goodies that each different box has to offer, so we’ll see how long I can hold off!

NOT my image, copied from Google

Now, I’ve been researching different varieties (Owl Crate, Bookish Box, etc.) and finally decided to start small and simple with a BookCase.Club subscription trial which offers 2 books per month for $9.99 plus $5 shipping & handling making the total $14.99 if you subscribe month to month (there are discounted options for 3, 6, and 12 months). It doesn’t come with all the fun fandom merch that other boxes offer, but with 2 hardcover books it’s hard to argue the price. I’ve read reviews and it seems like most of their boxes value at over $25 consistently, although there are rarely newly published books which probably just means that they get good deals on older books and offer those to their subscribers in turn. Regardless, it seems to be a great value if you haven’t read the books.

Another box I’m dying to try, anyone care to donate? ^_^

That being said, for a newcomer to the book box scene this seems like a great way to start. I signed up for the “Teenage Dreams Case” mostly for the reason that I saw a John Green novel in a sample image and I love his style – I’m definitely hoping to get something along those lines but I am excited to see what they will curate for us. I have yet to find out if you are able to change your box preference during your automatic subscription, I’ll update you on that when I speak with a rep next month.

Would you guys be interested in an unboxing review posted here on the blog? I made my order this week and am hoping to receive it by the first week in October. The unboxing would not be in affiliation or sponsored by BookCase.Club but I’d be happy to provide one for any other book lovers curious about the value and quality of this box. Please comment below if you’re interested and if at least 5 people respond I’ll schedule this ASAP!

Have a great weekend!
Savana C.

A Few Announcements

Happy Monday (Labor Day)!
Unfortunately I still have to work today *rolls eyes* BUT I do keep having to remind myself how fortunate I am to be working from home – I am donning some suuuuper comfy leopard print slippers (no shame) right now!

I want to get right into the good stuff this morning seeing as I have a couple different announcements for TRB this week.

TRIPLE SCORE LOVE1. Over the weekend we were notified that we won a very generous giveaway through Thoughts on This ‘n That blog by Cindy Roesel for the fantastic newly released novel, TRIPLE LOVE SCORE. Amazon’s description says “A poetry professor stumbles into fame and fortune as an anonymous online Scrabble(r) poet. Miranda lives a quiet life among books and letters as a poetry professor in a small upstate town. When two snap decisions turn up the volume on her life, she must decide whether or not her best laid plans actually lead to where her heart wants to go.

— Please keep an eye out for my review coming soon

2. I’ve decided on a name for my “bookish” Instagram, and have already started it up in hopes of gaining some followers for my first –very special – bookstagram post in a few weeks! I wanted to keep it relative to this blog as I will be joining links and images between the two…*drumroll*…

What do you guys think? I can always change it, but overnight we’ve gotten over 20 followers AND I really like it. It’s simple but relative, it is also descriptive of what we want to do!

Does anyone have a list of books they want to read in September? I’m on about 4 at the moment, if I keep winning these giveaways my shelves will be overflowing with new stuff for review and reading! Comment below with some of the titles in your list and I might just have to check them out!

Hoping everyone has a safe and fun holiday!
Savana C.