Category: Bookish Things

June Illumicrate Unboxing // For Book Lovers! // SPOILERS!

June Illumicrate Unboxing // For Book Lovers! // SPOILERS!

Good morning lovelies!  Are you sick of unboxings yet?  I have SO MANY for your this month because all sorts of special edition boxes are coming in.  This is an old familiar one by now, and as a change, Illumicrate’s June box is a contemporary for a change! Some basic details, you know the drill!  I’m not a rep for Illumicrate – I buy this with my own money, and I get no benefit from you clicking that link.  If you want to try out this box, here are the details! There are 1 (full box only), 3, and 6-month […]

Posted July 22, 2019 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment //
Gillywick Goods “Spring Reads” Unboxing  //  SPOILERS!

Gillywick Goods “Spring Reads” Unboxing // SPOILERS!

Last year, I ordered a few different holiday crates from Gillywick Goods, starting with their Honeydukes crate last October.  I really liked those crates and I figured while I was supporting less celebrated crates like MLC Co. and Nerdy Post, I wanted to order another of Hailey’s boxes so I could share it with you. Like MLC Co., Gillywick Goods is primarily a candle maker.  She does a few different kinds of boxes – all candle-centric, but different themes.  The ones I’ve gotten in the past have had specific themes – the Honeydukes box was a Harry Potter Halloween box, […]

Posted July 15, 2019 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //
THE PRINCESS AND THE FANGIRL // BookCon 2019 Exclusive FanMail Box // SPOILERS

THE PRINCESS AND THE FANGIRL // BookCon 2019 Exclusive FanMail Box // SPOILERS

Good morning my beautiful monsters! Today, I wanted to share a bit of an unusual unboxing.  When I went to BookCon last month, I wanted to pick up one of the exclusive book boxes because in my Comic Con experience, Con-exclusive boxes can be super fun.  In addition, I’ve ordered specific book boxes from both Illumicrate and OwlCrate and have been super impressed with those special edition boxes, and so, I was totally ready to be wowed by a book-specific box exclusive to a convention. The only vendor I saw advertising these leading up to BookCon was FanMail Box.  Now, […]

Posted July 12, 2019 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments //
Libraries of Wonder // June OwlCrate Unboxing // SPOILERS!

Libraries of Wonder // June OwlCrate Unboxing // SPOILERS!

This month’s OwlCrate is here!  Are you guys sick of these unboxings yet?  I’ve got two more OwlCrates to go before my subscription is up and I give y’all a little bit of a break. 🙂 For those of you who’ve been around the block a couple times, you already know that OwlCrate is my favorite subscription box and I’ve historically had really good success with it.  Not every item or every box is a perfect fit for me, but they’ve got closer than any other box. OwlCrate offers two subscriptions – your standard box with a YA book and some […]

Posted July 9, 2019 in Bookish Things // 4 Comments //
Mythical Menagerie // Ink & Wonder’s May 2019 WONDER CRATE

Mythical Menagerie // Ink & Wonder’s May 2019 WONDER CRATE

I’ve been watching Ink and Wonder Designs for the last two years because I love their gorgeous designs.  Ink and Wonder uses so many beautiful colors and the art has so much pop.  Unfortunately, Australia is a long way from the Eastern coast of the United States, and it hasn’t always been feasible for me to order one of their boxes, because of the shipping.  With the Wonder Crate rebranding a bit, the price came down and… I wanted to try it. May’s box was Mythical Menagerie, featuring all our favorite mythical creatures from across books and pop culture.  For […]

Posted July 5, 2019 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments //
Fact:  I Am Terrible At Marketing My Blog (This Is Not An Advice Post)

Fact: I Am Terrible At Marketing My Blog (This Is Not An Advice Post)

I have been blogging on-and-off since 2009.  In many ways, I don’t think that’s a fair date, and it’s the reason I don’t really celebrate a blogiversary – I didn’t commit to anything consistent until 2017.  Still, in that time I haven’t even amassed 1000 followers.  That seems like such an important number to me – as if “1000” will make me more of a legitimate blogger.  The sensible side of me knows that isn’t true – you can be a legitimate blogger as long as you have a blog… even if only your mom follows you (my mom does […]

Posted July 4, 2019 in Bookish Things // 14 Comments //