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Owlcrate Unboxing: July “Make it Out Alive” 

I got some fantastic book mail today! My July @owlcrate arrived and I can’t wait to share it with you. I realized I hadn’t shared my June Owlcrate and thought this is the perfect time. Last month’s theme was Make it Out Alive! Such a fantastic box!.

I’m so excited for last month’s book The Sandcastle Empire. It’s a YA dystopia story about survival in a world taken over by a revolutionary group. We were lucky to also get a second book from @oftomes New World Rising. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while and was thrilled to receive it in last month’s Owlcrate.

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And the goodies? I love the gorgeous double sided ACOWAR bookmark by Hey Atlas Creative @treehouseofbooks. The zombie sleep mask cracks me up! And The Giver patch nearly had me crying because I used to read The Giver with my students which I really enjoyed doing. Of course, being trash for Sabaa Tahir, my favorite item was the Ember in the Ashes inspired magnet “Fear is your enemy only if you allow it to be” designed by @littleinklingdesigns! I love Megan’s handlettered bookmarks and was happy to have this! Make sure to scroll down to see close-ups of the goodies!

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The July theme was Wanderlust and friends, I don’t know how Korinna does it, but every month she always gives me something I’m hoping for and sometimes things I didn’t know until I got it in an Owlcrate! This month one of my most anticipating releases was included and I nearly died when I saw it. I can’t wait to share it with you!

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Happy Friday! I hope your week was good and that you have fun plans for the weekend! Today is our wedding anniversary (16 years). We’re going to have date night Saturday to see Spider-Man and afterward (hopefully) try some ice-cream tacos!

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What’s your most anticipated read this year? What are your plans for the weekend?

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May Owlcrate Unboxing: Comic Explosion

Here’s my unboxing for the May Owlcrate @owlcrate “Comic Explosion”. I know I keep saying this, but I loved this box and Korrina is a mind-reader!.

I’m so excited for Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia @chessiezappia. When I got my Owlcrate, I was like, Why does this book sound familiar? I put it on my TBR when I first heard about earlier this year and forgot about it. 😅 Needless to say, I was thrilled to receive it last month. Even more so because it came with an amazing art print from the author! 

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We also received a full size Funko Pop (I got Loki!), coffee candy, a comic themed pen, a zipper pull, and a Wonder Woman candle! I’m not a candle person normally but I love this one!! 

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If you look through my other pictures, you’ll see close-ups of the bookish merchandise, a snap shot of the book summary, and a flip through of the sample of the graphic novel Afar. It looks amazing! 

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Has anyone read Eliza and Her Monsters? I can’t wait to read this! If you haven’t read it yet, comment or DM so we can buddy read it!

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My kids have two days left of school! Sends prayers and/positive vibes my way because I’m barely hanging in there! I’m so ready for summer break! 😎🌞🏖

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Wednesday Preview: May Owlcrate

How’s your Wednesday going so far? Anyone else watching their Instastories of all the people/authors/publishers at BEA/BookCon like this 😨😱😭. It looks like so much fun! Truly the Super Bowl for booknerds but everyone wins!.

I’ve got a few more May unboxings to post–Owlcrate and Nerdypost! I’ll be sharing them with you later this week. (I post my unboxings late because I don’t want to spoil anyone!)

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Anyone read any of these graphic novels/manga? What did you think?

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Owlcrate: 145k Giveaway and April Box

I’m a big fan of Owlcrate! And Korrina is one of the most awesome humans I know. If you’re not familiar with Owlcrate, it’s a monthly YA book subscription box. I’ve been a subscriber for almost two years and I can honestly say I’ve never been disappointed! Korrina puts so much thought into each box and I swear she’s psychic because there’s always something that I really wanted!.

My dear friend is having a giveaway for reaching 145k followers! 🎉 Two winners will win a 3 month subscription and 10 will win a June box! I told you she was amazing!

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Still on the fence about entering? Check out what was in the April “Head Over Heels” box, if you haven’t seen it yet! We received The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli @beckyalbertalli and bookish goodies from @novellyyours, @eviebookish, @bookwormboutique, @storiarts, and @teaspot. What a time to be alive!! 

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Check out @owlcrate on Instagram for details on the giveaway or check out the tag #owlcrate145k. 

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Congratulations on reaching 145k, Korrina!!🎉🎉🎉 I’m so happy for you and the success of Owlcrate! 

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Owlcrate January Unboxing: Classic Remix

I’m finally getting to share the January Owlcrate @owlcrate box! Last month we received a lot of goodies (as always!) The theme was classic remix, so the goodies all related to a classic novel and being a former Lit. major in college, this was so much fun to receive! 

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There was a lovely mint and rose tea from First Edition Tea Co @firsteditiontea that was inspired by the Little Prince. To complement the mint scent, Tea Soap Books @teasoapbooks crafted a white tea and berries hand soap inspired by The Secret Garden. I love bookmarks and I’m so thrilled to have received a bookmark by Lexy Olivia @lexyolivia that was inspired by Slaughterhouse Five. I’ve seen her work all over my feed and was happy to finally get my hands on one of her bookmarks. We also received a Phantom of the Opera inspired fridge magnet from @sweetsequels.

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My stationery-planner girl heart just about flipped when I saw this wall calendar inspired by children’s classics from Obvious State @obviousstate. I kid you not friends, I was despairing over finding a wall calendar that was both simple and functional. This was perfect and the illustrations of various children’s books characters was absolutely perfect.

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The book for the month of January was Roseblood by AG Howard. I haven’t read any of her other books, so I’m really excited to read this one. It’s a modern day retelling of The Phantom of the Opera! 

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Did you guys hear that Owlcrate has a photo challenge #classicowl for the January box? The pictures are amazing. Also, there’s going to be an #owlcrateathon from February 11-25. There will be three mini-challenges to help knock down your Owlcrate TBR. I’m actually buddy reading Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake with Sierra @lookingthroughthepages which was in the September box! I’m so excited for these challenges. Check out their profile for more details! February’s theme is “Run away with the circus” and I can not wait!

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My husband was able to swap out my old phone battery for a new one (a delicate procedure that he handled like no big deal). Can I get a 🙌🏽 for awesome husbands? How’s your Thursday going? 

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Owlcrate Preview!

I spent the morning taking pictures of all the goodies I got (see previous happy mail post). I can’t wait to share them with you! .

In the meantime, here’s a shot I took of all the preview cards from previous Owlcrate @owlcrate boxes with the book of that month. I took this in anticipation of January’s Classic Remix box. I’ve shared what the book was in my previous post about my January haul, but I’m excited to share the goodies that came with it too! Which books have you read here? I’ve read two (which were fantastic!) and I’m going to buddy read another this month. 

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How’s your Monday going? It feels good to get back into bookstagramming. I put up some BTS stories on my InstaStory, if you’d care to see. Getting back into shooting for BG feels like a habit I’ve got to relearn after being off for two weeks! I try to take blocks of pictures at one time. I just have to find the time! Do you guys shoot everyday? Or do you take a block of pictures at once? 

Happy Mail!

Even though January was a tough month for me and my family (see previous posts), receiving happy mail helped to make it better. I have so much to share with you all! The January boxes for @owlcrate and @nerdy.post were AMAZING. Owlcrate’s theme for January was Classic Remix and Nerdy Post’s theme was Star Wars. I loved both of these boxes! I also received some cute planner stickers from @paperkumaco. Then my prizes for the 1 year anniversary giveaway for @riddlesteashoppe arrived too! Between caring for a sick family and all the rainy weather, this load of happy mail was wonderful. .

I’ve got it down in my bullet journal to take pictures of all the goodies. I’m at an age where if I don’t write it down, it won’t get done! I can’t wait to share everything with you all! 

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This is a spoiler free post, but if you subscribe to either of these services, did you get yours yet? What did you think? Who else has to write everything down so they don’t forget to do all the things?