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Quarterly: Book Riot YA

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!

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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!

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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

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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, 

Ashleyisee

Quarterly December 2014

It’s another bunch of goodies from Team Riot! Pretties in December!

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What I got:

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

Ms Marvel Vol 1: No Normal by G Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

Custom BOOKS Hat

Litographs Temporary Literary Tattoos

and

Shakespeare Candy from Archie McPhee! (Archie McPhee is local-so I’m ecstatic!)

My coworker and I were thrilled with the Litograph choices and immediately put one on.

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She went for Shakespeare and I went for Austin. Her almost looks real! Excellent placement choice.

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The hat is fantastic, perfect as it’s freezing here now. I couldn’t be more pleased with this final Quarterly parcel for 2014. Book themed items during the holidays…could anything be better?

Take Part: Quaterly—Book Riot

Hello everyone!

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.

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It is really awesome getting a big, beautiful parcel in the post.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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…

Take Part: Quarterly

I saw this interesting company, Quarterly, on Tumblr a few weeks ago. They operate as a subscription service with ‘curators’. Some of them are celebrities – Nina Garcia, Bill Nye and Pharrell Williams, you get the picture. I noticed Book Riot was participating as a curator, but I wasn’t sure if the subscription was either monthly or every three months. Quarterly emailed me why I hadn’t completed my subscription and I gave them some feedback and I got a $10 voucher for a future subscription!

So then I waited. I scouted. I wanted to make sure I used my voucher on something good. 

You see, you don’t know what the curator sends – it’s a surprise! 

I went with Riot Read – Book Riot’s monthly book club.

It’s so pretty!

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Remember, it’s a secret book that gets sent out – and my jaw dropped when I ripped open the parcel. 

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Seriously? Did I just get Rainbow Rowell’s brand spanking new Landline

I did! Riot Read also sent me a lovely little letter and I can’t wait to get started on the book! I am pleased with my first subscription from Quarterly, but I’m not really interested in something that’s monthly. I’ve cancelled my Riot Read subscription and I decided to upgrade to Book Riot’s every three months subscription. I’ll get a book and some goodies! I basically wanted more. 

I’m just in time too, as Book Riot’s next parcel will be shipping next month – I’ll let you know what I get! Has anyone else tried Quarterly? How have you found their service and what curator did you subscribe too?