Thursday, January 7, 2016

Owlcrate: Get Inspired Box

I know I'm late in posting this and I'm sorry. The fact that I even am getting around to it is a big deal. Like, I don't think I took pictures of my last Bookworm Box, so don't expect that post. Unless I saved them somewhere weird, but I don't think I did. *sigh*

I'll get it together eventually, folks.

But this month for Owlcrate the theme was "Get Inspired", which got me excited because if there is anything I need in my life right now, it's to be inspired to do anything.

So here's a quick peak of the box contents, and remember, this box costs $29.99 plus shipping and handling. The contents included:

  • One of two reading journals from both Penguin and Chronicle Books. I don't know which company mine came from but it's a small notebook with elastic closure that will easily fit into my purse. My plan is to use it as books I want to read and take it with me when I go shopping and I can flip through the pages to see what I want to read. 
  • A soy candle from Frostbeard Studio, along with a 15% off our first order. I didn't love the candle and actually gave it to someone else because it was a mix of coffee and chocolate. I pretty much hate coffee anything. The only scents I can really tolerate without getting a migraine are fruity, citrus scents and then cinnamon. Everything else is blech. 
  • We got the COOLEST to-do list notepad from Boy Girl Party. I absolutely love writing out to-do lists and these have a reading octopus on them. Pretty awesome. 
  • We also got a little magnet from Sandra Vargas, which is on my fridge. 

Here's a better picture of the reading journal and notepad. Super cute!
Then of course, the point of the box, is the book. The book this month is Da Vinci's Tiger by L.M. Elliott. The quick description reads as, "This historical fiction novel takes place during the Renaissance, and follows our heroine as she discovers a world of artists, philosophers, and other creatives. When she meets a young Leonardo da Vinci her life changes forever as she learns about her inner desires and creative voice." So, not something I would normally pick up, but I'll probably get to it later this spring, if we're being honest. I have a LOT of review books in my pile right now so it might be awhile until I get to this, but my sister in law is reading it so we'll see what she says about it. The book also came with it's own magnet set so you can make your own poetry. Which is also on the fridge and Olivia is mostly playing with.

Overall? I love this subscription box. I feel like for the $35 I pay after shipping and handling, I am getting my money's worth, easily. The theme for January is "Magic" and the teasers keep saying if you like Harry Potter, you are going to love this box so I am so excited for it!

1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Dangit, I'm missing the "Magic" box? haha I got the last three months of Owl Crate but I had to stop for the moment - too pricey for me currently. I do like the items you get for the most part though! I hadn't heard of this book, but I think my sister might like it! I believe I got the other reading journal actually, but yours is cute! I don't know if I'll use mine because I keep track of books on Goodreads and through blogging - but it would make a nice gift for one of my bookish friends. :)