I love it! I love it! I love it!
“What are you talking about, Bailey?” you ask. OwlCrate, of course!
For those of you who don’t know, OwlCrate is an awesome monthly subscription box focusing on YA lit. Subscription boxes are all the rage right now, and OwlCrate is one of the more popular amongst bibliophiles. Each month includes a recently released hardcover book along with 3-5 bookish and pop culture goodies. The box is also themed so everything ties in together. The catch? You never know what is going to be in the box!
My first OwlCrate box came on Saturday. I knew it had shipped, but I wasn’t totally sure when it would arrive. I was nervous. Surprises makes me anxious because they can either make my life or leave me in the galls of bitter disappointment. I’d heard good things about OwlCrate, but I was still a bit skeptical. As soon as the mailman left it on the porch, I rushed to it and opened it up, my curiosity getting the better of me.
And it was like Christmas! It made my day! The box was so nicely put together. This month’s theme was “Writer’s Block.” Let’s take a look at what’s inside:
Beautiful, huh? The book this month is Jeff Zentner’s debut The Serpent King, which is receiving awesome reviews. The story is about a boy named Dill, who handles snakes at home and deals with vicious bullies at school who mock his Pentecostal beliefs. Sounds a big generic, but I’ve heard that the story is pretty moving. Included with each book in OwlCrate is an exclusive letter from the authors themselves for OwlCrate subscribers. Reading his letter made me much more excited for the book and gave me a feel for his style.
“If you’re going to live, you might as well do painful, brave, and beautiful things.”
Next in the box, was this awesome pen. It’s shaped like a quill but made of excellent, soft, flexible rubber. I adore it. It’s my new favorite pen, and I will be using it exclusively for my journal. Along with the pen was this cute little writing prompt book, 642 Tiny Things to Write About. It’s a nice pocket book size, and I felt that the pen and the book worked so well with the monthly theme. I personally might not use the prompt book. But it would make a great shelf filler or a gift for one of my other literary/writer friends. I flipped through it, and it does have some excellent and interesting prompts.
To my sheer delight, the box also included these awesome pins. I love collecting pins, and I was more than ecstatic to have some more. These pins are beautiful, and come from the lovely Bookworm Boutique, who has a very popular society6 store full of other bookish delights, such as throw pillows, mugs, etc. I highly suggest taking a look at their store. Here’s the link: Bookworm Boutique
And last but not least, I received these awesome possum socks. Without a doubt, the socks are my favorite thing in the box. I’d been wanting some fun socks and these were perfect. Now before you tell me that the socks don’t match, let me explain. On one socks is a bunch of famous books that have been banned at some point like 1984, Of Mice and Men, Catcher in the Rye, etc. On the other sock is the same titles, but censored out. I thought it was fun and creative, and also a neat interpretation of writer’s block. I’ve basically been wearing them ever since.
So in short, you should give OwlCrate a try! You totally get your money’s worth of product and quality. I’m super stoked for next’s months box. The theme is Dystopia, one of my favorite genres. You don’t have to commit to more than one box, so why not give it a whirl and see if you like it?!
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