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!

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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.

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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!
XOXO
Savana C.

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TRB Is Becoming A Book Blog!

Hello Lovelies –
I’ve been struggling trying to figure out what it is that I want to do with both my blog and my social media accounts. I think I’ve found a spark, an interest in book blogging! I already work on reviews, but I am thinking about starting an Instagram account specifically dedicated to book features. Staging is going to take a bit of work, I don’t own many things (especially after cleaning out for the move) so finding cute items to set with them has been difficult. Below are some examples of what I’ve done so far, I am saving up and waiting on a really special and really exciting gift to myself before I start the new Instagram account…I want the first picture to be very special and this will make it so!

Book Collage
So the only problem I am facing so far, is the naming of my new account. Obviously it needs to be “bookish” themed, but I want it to be unique too. There are thousands of accounts set up like this, and I am really excited, I want mine to be different. Here are some I’ve thought up so far (I have not yet checked their availability):

Read.Write.Edit
BookishlyTactical
RadicalReader
TRBiblio (or a play on TRB and books)
BeautifullyLiterate
LitLifeLover
BookSwags
Biblio_Style

I don’t quite know how I feel about them, and of course availability is a factor. I would LOVE tips or suggestions, I’d even consider holding a contest if there was enough interest ^_^  My plan is to include a review here on TRB for each book that I post on Instagram, so the links will be available and the reviews will correlate with the images. What do you guys think?!

Please { – COMMENT BELOW – } with your thoughts, name suggestions, etc. and let me know what you think!

XOXO
Savana C.

P.S. If you are not already following my personal Instagram & Twitter accounts, please do so! If you are legit, I usually follow back.