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