You’re definitely never too old to have a new first 🙂 and this is my first subscription box ever.
I’ve seen so many subscription boxes but there were two things that always kept me from ordering one myself.
- I know this is going to sound ridiculous but you don’t know which book you are getting. I’d hate to feel disappointed. In my ideal world I’d get a list of 10 books and I could cross the ones I’d like to get and then I’d still be surprised without the chance of disappointment. Anyway, yes I know I’m really weird.
- The other reason are the shipping costs. There are no boxes with reasonable shipping costs that I found so far.
Still, getting a subscription box is something that was on my bucket list and there’s one that I’ve had my eyes on from the first month they started out and that’s The Bookworm Box. There are several things I really like about this box:
- It is founded by one of my fav authors of romance: Colleen Hoover. That’s right, THE Colleen Hoover.
- The Bookworm Box was built on the foundation of spreading the good, so 100% of the profit after overhead costs will be donated to different charities each month.
- The books are siiiiigned.
- The books always look so good and they are always ones that I love to read.
So I decided to treat myself for my birthday (doesn’t matter that it’s only in 3 months time) because I heard that there were two books in it this month. The shipping costs as much as the box but if you know that a book here costs 20 euro and you have two books already in them, well it’s still a bit crazy but not as crazy as I thought initially (I can pretty much rationalize anything if it’s to do with books).
So here it is, the box I’m really really happy to have:
When you open it the first thing you see is a note with what’s in the box (I didn’t read it because I wanted to find out for myself) and the mention that in April, there was over 40.000 USD donated to charities. Isn’t this amazing that you’re actually doing something good and you get a book out of it. Feeling less guilty about my little spat already!
So the swag of the box is a little post-it notebook of The Bookworm Box and a waterproof pouch where you can store your phone or keys in.
Then I discovered some cool bookmarks and cards:
This next little card is one I see myself using quite often. I really like it 🙂
Getting to the best piece now.. the SIGNED books:
180 Seconds by Jessica Park
Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…
After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.
One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
And number TWO
Exposure by Tracy Ewens
I’m really excited to read these and I can’t believe I was scared to be disappointed because they’re all I could wish for. They get great ratings, I love the covers, really it’s all a big win!
To close it all off, the last swag in the box was a really nice Bookworm pen. I kind of love this swag most of all – they are useful and always carry fond memories – and I’m really proud of my collection of 3 bookish pens now (my Love You To Death pen from Caroline Mitchell, the ones from Hideaway Falls, and this one) :-).
And here’s everything together:
So that’s it! I’m really happy with what I received and I might do it again every birthday. Sounds like a plan right :-). At least something to look forward to then! What do you think about this box (provided you enjoy romance)? Would you consider buying it?