Last month I was extremely lucky to receive Rainbow Rowell’s Landline for July’s Riot Read. I found Quarterly through Tumblr, the website was a bit difficult for to maneuver. Quarterly emailed me wanting feedback as to why I didn’t complete a subscription, I told them how I felt and they gave me a $10 off voucher! I used it on Riot Read. It’s like monthly subscription book club. I was extremely lucky to get a book that was highly sought after, freshly published and right up my alley. But, I have enough books that I am trying to get through so I cancelled and instead signed up for Book Riot’s for their every three month subscription.
It is really awesome getting a big, beautiful parcel in the post.
I do not regret upgrading to a more boisterous parcel. I like getting things in the post and if it supports a book company and I get books out of it—seriously—what’s not to love about it?
This parcel was not a disappointment either! I freaked when I saw the water bottle. I had needed a new one for work. My nalgene needs a good cleaning.
I also got two beautiful custom literary quote prints from Obvious State. The large one is about libraries—I’M IN LOVE WITH IT. The smaller one is from The Great Gatsby. I am not the biggest fan of that book, but I DROOL over the print. It is stunning and meticulously done.
And of course—I got TWO fantastic books! The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer and What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund. They look and FEEL amazing! I am very pleased with my switch in subscriptions and I eagerly await the next three months, when my final parcel of the year arrives!
Here’s what I got in total:
- What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
- The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer
- Read Harder Water Bottle
- READ sticker
- Free ebook of Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon
- A literary button
- Two prints from Obvious State – The library one is exclusive to Quarterly subscribers only. My Gatsby print is a lucky extra!
What do you think? It is worth paying money for books one probably doesn’t need? But then again—one can never have too many books…