You guys. My Book Riot quarterly box arrived today, and I am beyond excited. I love bookish things, and frankly, the idea of a mystery quarterly book-related package makes me a little giddy. Now that I have seen it, I wish I had the first box as well, because now my “set” doesn’t have volume 1… I wonder if we will ever be able to order back boxes? What if I am suddenly poor and can no longer get them? I can’t deal with skipping!
Anyway, on to the box!
In case you don’t know, the Book Riot boxes are $50, mailed quarterly, and feature a variety of book-related goodies and selections from authors and Book Riot staffers (just a guess). My box this time included:
A helpful note explaining all of the selections from the box (in which I found out I am not a lucky box subscriber winning an ARC copy of a book- boo).
Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere– This snarky guide to readers and fakers looks like a fun read. Author Lauren Leto included 3 exclusive books to fake reading for quarterly box subscribers. A neat idea, but it makes me want to read the books- which if that is her intention, then well done Leto. 🙂
Parnassus on Wheels– A classic novel about a bookmobile that I am excited to read and am surprised I have never read before. Look for it reviewed soon on Daily Mayo.
Banned Books Mug– I have almost purchased this for myself about a dozen times, and I’m wondering if many other book-lovers already have it? At any rate, it’s a pretty mug and quite hefty.
Read Everywhere poster from Melville House– This poster is of an old bookmobile, and I really like it, but I was disappointed that it was folded to fit in the box.
Book Darts– Not quite sure what the point of these little book marker things are, but they look fun enough. The design is the Book Riot slogan “Read Harder.”
Short Story Thursadays Digital Dispatch USB– A little USB drive containing several short stories chosen in Short Story Thursdays. Now this, I had never heard of, but after visiting the site, I am hooked. How can you not like a tagline stating “One email a week. One story a week. All Classics. No Garbage?” And the email address, and the advice, and the clunky website… I hope it never changes.
Yay Books magnet by Yay Life– Oddly, this was probably my favorite thing in the box. My opinion about most books.
Was the box worth the $50? The value of the items certainly totals to at least $50 worth, but if you are not a hardcore book-lover (of any and all books), then the price seems a little steep to me. If I was an average person, I think maybe I would pay $30 for this box… Although, with the ARC book, the value would rise.
What do you think of my Quarterly box items?