I love book mail. Every time a book shows up in my mailbox I get as excited as a little kid on Christmas morning. Recently, I subscribed to a new book box to have something fun to look forward to during this damn pandemic. I also subscribe to Book of the Month club because can you really have too many books showing up in the mail? No, no you can’t. 😬 Anyway, the first box from the new subscription arrived this week.
Ta-da! it comes with fun little bookish gift, a bookmark, a card with a lovely quotation, and your book wrapped up in brown paper and ribbon. So, you see, it is just like Christmas morning, except better because there is a book.
This book box is a bit different than most book boxes out there. When you subscribe, you are asked to fill out a form in which you describe your favorite books and authors, likes and dislikes and then Page 1 picks your book out for you, wraps it up, throws in a fun bookish treat and send it off. That’s right, they pick the book for you and you don’t know what it is until you open it.
Now, the good news is that they will replace the book if you own it or have read it or dislike the book after you read it. And you don’t even have to mail it back to them. They just ask that you pass it along to someone else or a Little Free library. And then replace the book with a new one. How cool is that? After I subscribing, and knowing their policy, I was excited to get my book and see what they picked for me.
It was so much fun to open the box and find this book wrapped so beautifully. And it is a book I am not at all familiar with, so I am excited to give it a read. And as you can see the previous picture, there are also fun bookish pins, too. I love little stuff like this.
I subscribed to this box for three months, so I think sometime in August I will give you my thoughts about the book box & whether or not I would recommend it or continue my subscription. So, let me know if you subscribe to this or another book box and what your experience has been with them. And if you have read this book tell me what you think of it, too.
Click here to go to the website to learn more about Page 1. And if you would like to subscribe to the Page 1 book box, here is a link to the Book tube channel Literary Life where I found out about this book box. (Thanks, Suzanne!) She has a discount code to get 10% off your order, too.
Happy Reading, y’all.