I’ve been wanting to subscribe to Book Riot’s Quarterly box since it was first announced. I forgot to sign up for the first box and by the time the second box was available to order, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take a chance because I wasn’t wowed by the first box. If you’re wondering about the boxes, Stephanie over at Inspiring Insomnia has a great write up of the first and the second box.
Ultimately, I did subscribe to the third book and thought it was an okay box. I’ll admit to being excited about the book theme and their reasoning for doing such a package. That being the books most people are a bit hesistant to try which included YA, fantasy, and romance. It’s a good idea, but I also believe it can still cause people to turn away because a book that you loved, may not be liked by another. Still it was brave and I’m excited to read them.
Ready to see what was in the box?
Literary Aces Playing Cards by Electric Lit $10. The authors featured include Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and many more.
Library Card pouch by Out of Print Clothing $12. Very cute, but not sure how to use it.
Sarah MacLean’s A Rogue by Any Other Name with a poster as to why you should read romance. $7.99 (local bookstore price). I already have a copy of this and it was a bit disappointing to see it, but as fan of historical romance I’m glad it was included.
2 month subscription to Oyster $20. I’ve been avoiding them since I know they don’t have an android app, but someone said you could use it on a Kindle Fire so I might give it a go and see how it goes.
Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal Everywhere $7.99 (Amazon price). I was lucky enough to receive this because it was a lottery item (yay!). I have no idea how to use it even though it gives instructions. I’m afraid I’m not creative enough to use such a journal, but I’ll attempt it. Plus a YA pin was included.
Book Riot price: $50 (with shipping)
Overall price of items: $72.97
Overall? It’s a so/so box. I really wish I had received one of the tote bags (because we know my love for them) or one of the other lottery type books (ah Evil Librarian is calling my name!). I don’t really play with cards so I’m not sure what to with these nor do I know any book lovers that play them. In either event, it’s a good idea to have some cards around.
Do you subscribe and if so, what were your thoughts? If you don’t, think you might in the future?