Oh how busy, busy, busy things have been! I’ve been experimenting with Quarterly since July 2014. Originally I started with their monthly book club, Riot Read (sadly, they are no longer operating this box). I was given a $25 voucher for feedback, so this option was a smart first choice. The first book I received was a smash hit. However, I felt that a new book every month was an expense I couldn’t take on. It was a gamble I didn’t want to take.
I moved on to the every three month option from Book Riot. Just what I wanted!
Book Riot announced in January that they would be offering a new subscription, this time for YA. Naturally I signed up and finally…my box of goodies arrived!
Such lovely, lovely, goodies.
I must say I am very pleased with this parcel. However, I’m not sure subscribing to both Book Riot boxes is something I should be spending my money on!
Here’s what I got in my lovely, #BYA parcel of Books & Bookish Goods for YA Fans!
Rory Story Cubes
“Today I’m Reading” mug (with chalk to write/draw on it!)
Novel Tea Pouches
How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
I wrote about Novel Teas ages ago. You can imagine how thrilled I am to finally give them a go! My quote this morning was, “I read, much in the night, and go South in the winter.” T. S. Elliot. Seattle’s experiencing a bit of a brief freeze, so I must say this quote was very appropriate.
The hardcover books are truly beautiful and sound like relevant and thrilling reads!
All in all, an excellent first subscription. My next one for #BYA is in July. I’ll have to see how the next regular Book Riot stacks up before making a choice to keep both or stick with one. (I actually received my first Quarterly of 2015 last month, but life has been hectic. Details to come!)
Has anyone else tried Quarterly? How have you found it? Better yet, is there a different book subscription I should know about? Let me know!
Until next time,