by Lori Twichell
Confession: I love subscription boxes. I mean I really, really love them. I think it is really cool to get a box every month and be surprised by what is inside. Unfortunately, you can’t always guarantee that a box is good. Sometimes you get duds. Seriously I got a box once that had all this stuff free floating in it – looked like someone had cleaned out their junk drawer!
I also love books. That’s a fact that is pretty well documented by the fact that I own Fiction Addict and Radiant Lit. At the beginning of the subscription box phase, I tried a couple. But I have to be honest, I was really disappointed by the ones I tried. They had a few literature things in them and maybe a book or two. I had one that just sent me old copies of books. But they weren’t worth the value, so I gave up on bookish subscription boxes.
Recently though, Jill Hart called me up and said we should do a feature on book subscription boxes. Honestly, usually I’m the big idea person and Jill just puts up with my crazy (she does it with much grace and style too) but in this case, she beat me to it and I’m SO GLAD SHE DID.
To start off this crazy venture, I reached out to several big subscription boxes and I’ll be honest, we didn’t hear great things from everyone. But the very first people we reached out to were AMAZING and I’m so glad cause this is the box I wanted to try the most! Once Upon a Book Club not only sent a box to me but one to Jill as well so we could both review! Watch for our reviews on this one of a kind bookish subscription box coming tomorrow and future reviews of other boxes coming soon!