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Thoughts About Book Subscription Boxes

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Hello everyone!

I’m not subscribed to any of the bookish boxes everyone talks about, and it isn’t because I don’t want to. First, I’m not rich and I can’t spend $40 on a subscription box monthly. Second, with $40 I can buy like 4 or 5 books on Amazon and I’m not exaggerating. I like the concept of the book subscription boxes. You receive a box (obviously) with bookish items and probably a new release YA book.

There are a different bookish boxes out there and for me it’s really difficult to choose only one. Bad thing is, I don’t want to be subscribed in two different boxes because they’ll probably arrive next month with different bookish items, but with the same book. Yeah, I can do a giveaway with the extra copy, but when that happens I’m going to be losing money. Another scenario would be, the two boxes arrive and when I open them, there are two new releases I already own.

I really like the OwlCrate Book Box and a lot of you have heard about it. They always send a lot of cool items inspired by books like candles, jewelry, bookmarks, funko pops and more. Also, there’s one called LitJoy Crate and I like it as much as I like OwlCrate. Even though I like them, I won’t buy them… well, at least not right now. However, I’d love to receive one so I’ll probably buy one soon to see why there’s so much hype about them and to talk to you guys with more deep thoughts about the box I chose, but I don’t think I’ll buy the same box twice. I’d love to buy a different box each month to talk about it, and maybe after buying the boxes I like, I can make a giveaway for you guys?!

(If you like that idea, let me know).

Yes, I said I “won’t” buy them, but here’s the thing… I find pretty cool and unique that some people thought about creating a box full of bookish items for us. It’s pretty amazing that they found a way to share their love for books with readers around the world. I think one of the amazing things about these boxes is the mystery they have. For me, it’s like going to a bookstore to pick up those “blind dates with a book”. You’ll only know some hints about it, but you won’t know what it is until you open it… just like the subscription boxes. I mentioned before that I’m not rich and I can’t spend $40 monthly on a box, yes, it’s true, but I know and understand why these boxes are “expensive”. The book is a new YA hardcover book and we all know how freaking expensive they are. Some of the bookish items are made exclusively for them, but not only that, they’re also handmade (or whatever word) so it’s obvious it will cost more, but it’s a good thing to support those handmade (or whatever word) items and spread the word about the people who create them.

You know, after rambling non sense about these boxes, I want to buy one (I’m a weird person, I know). Anyway, I just wanted to ramble a little about this topic and share with you guys how weird my thoughts can be. I can’t find any sense to this post, but who cares? If you have bought a subscription box before, talk to me about your experience with it. Also, share with me your thoughts in general about book subscription boxes. You can ramble all you want in the comments, I don’t mind.

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Thank you so much for reading. Until next time, xoxo!


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11 thoughts on “Thoughts About Book Subscription Boxes

  1. I’ve always wanted to try out book subscription boxes (especially OwlCrate!) after seeing so many bloggers unbox them, but like you said, I really don’t have the money to spend on them. Can’t wait to see if you do decide to try them out after all! xx

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  2. I agree with you on everything haha!
    I dont have a lot of money, so spending $40 on a box is a big no.

    I could, but thats pretty much my monthly budget for books so… I’d rather get my 4-5 amazon books and be happy.

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  3. yeah i think a lot of the time the stuff you get in the boxes is just a lot of unnecessary expensive things that you don’t really need + aren’t guaranteed to like!! there are a few boxes that interest me but with most i’d rather not risk wasting my money + just buy the items i want directly instead.

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  4. Part of me has always wanted to try out some boxes, but I just can’t justify spending all that money when I don’t know what I’ll be getting in return. It’s a risk, and I’ve never been much of a gambler 🙂 Still, it’s a really fun idea! They’d be a great gift for a bookish friend.

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  5. I’ve always wanted to try out a book subscription box, but I’m in the same boat money-wise. I live in Canada and since most of the subscription boxes are from the States, shipping can be like $20 dollars on top of the price for the box! I can’t afford that at all! I really love OwlCrate and LitJoyCrate too. Also, FairyLoot is a new favourite of mine! I think OwlCrate posted on Instagram a few weeks ago that if anyone gets the same book from another box subscription, they’ll give you a refund or something like that, which is nice of them. I barely buy new releases immediately so I actually wouldn’t mind getting them in the subscription box

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