Hi all! Its been a while. My September was a whirlwind of activity and I didn’t have time to write. But I am back now, and things should settle down for a bit! I will write more about my whirlwind later, but I wanted to get started with this long overdue post.
Back in August I wrote a post about Book Subscription Boxes and at the end I decided to order from Lit-Cube. As promised here is my big reveal! (And Yes, I know, its October and I am just revealing the September box, I will do better next time I promise)
September’s theme was:
This theme does not make a great first impression. It sounds weird and not book related at all. What kind of book is going to fit in with “Apple Spice & Everything Nice”? A Cookbook? Better Not be. Even though I am skeptical about the theme I am still super excited to find out what is in the box!
The box itself is mint green and very nice looking. Though, honestly, I could care less what the box looks like, (It will most likely end up in recycling) I care more about whats on the inside.
P.S. My cats refused to stay out of the pictures so meet Logan (Bottom Right) and Kaylee (Top Left).
Inside, the box is nicely packaged so the items aren’t crashing around. There is a cute design on the lid that goes along with the theme. (Again I don’t really care about the box. I would rather the creator put more effort into what goes into the box rather than designing the box itself)
And finally there were three items in the box:
Item 1: Baked Crunchy Apple Chips by Bare.
Holy Cow these are delicious. They taste more like apples then apples do! The only ingredient is apples, which is awesome. I googled it and you can buy these at both Walmart and Target so I will definitely be buying more.
Item 2: Finger-less Gloves
At first I wasn’t too sure about these. They are super cute, but most of my wardrobe is black based so they don’t match anything I own. But, they are also super comfy, like little sweaters for your hands. Not uncomfortable like most gloves. I realized these are perfect for work. My office building is FREEZING. I wear extra layers and have a personal heater but my hands still get cold. I can’t wear normal gloves because I type all day, so these should work perfect. (Because I don’t care what I look like at work as long as I am warm!)
Item 3: The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert
Here is the back of the book, so you can see what it is about:
This book sounds like the perfect book to curl up with on the couch and, drink some hot cider, while watching the leaves change. Its got cozy written all over it. I will start reading it just as soon as I am done with this post!
Overall I really liked all three items, but I was a bit disappointed that there were only 3. Yes, they are all quality items, but I thought I would get more. Plus I already knew I was getting the gloves because they were revealed in a “teaser” email. I thought it was weird that they would reveal the gloves when the only other items are the book and apples, so I went back and re-read the e-mail. I found this little tid-bit:
Included in this box will be:
1. Beautifully written women’s fiction book!
2. A pair of lovely fingerless gloves! Pictured below (you will receive a different colored pair, not the red ones pictured!)
3. Something scented & made exclusively by a wonderful small business!
4. Something exclusively made for Lit-Cube by a fabulous bath & body business!
5. Something yummy to snack on while you read!
So it seems that I didn’t get items 3 and 4. I e-mailed Lit-Cube and within a couple hours I received a response saying that I was indeed missing 2 items, and that they would get them sent out pronto! Lit cube gets an A++ for customer service, pending on me actually getting the missing items.
I will update you when I get the items and will post a review on the book soon.
Keep an eye out for next month’s reveal! The theme is:
And this is the “Teaser:”
Featuring a brand new YA novel not even out yet. This book has a witchy “Picture of Dorian Gray” vibe! Unique, well-written, & an award-winning novel.
Included in the box will also be some fabulously “witchy” items
to enhance your reading experience!
I HATED The Picture of Dorian Gray, but I was pleasantly surprised by September’s box, so I am still looking forward to Octobers!