You know I am always up for checking out a subscription box and when it involves books it is pretty much a no brainer for me. I found out about Once Upon a Book Club and decided to check it out for a month or two.
The concept is a really fun one. Receive a box with a book each month and along with that book are gifts that are to be opened at various times while reading the book.
If you do it the right way (which I did not do for the first box I received because I got behind) you read the book and on certain dates as outlined in the brochure that comes packed in each box you can discuss the book up to that point with other readers.
All you have to do is read the discussion question and discuss online on their Instagram account.
While I did not do that on the first book I hope to be able to keep up with my second book .
But what fun this subscription box is. The book for this month was The House on Harbor Hill by Shelly Stratton and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. While I am not always into reading chick literature this one was pretty good and not too “chicky” if that makes any sense. I loved seeing the little notes in the book telling me to open my next package and tried to figure out ahead of time just what that would be.
The gifts for this book ranged from fuzzy slippers to a book and I loved following seeing how the gifts fit into the story.
Once Upon a Book Club offers both an adult box as well as a young adult box. These boxes cost $34.99 which is a bit on the high side so I doubt that I will continue this as a regular thing but it has been fun to see what the book is and what the gifts are that go along with it. I think it would be a great gift for someone and I have already gifted a month to my niece.
You can also purchase past boxes by going to their Shop on their website.
I purchased this subscription on my own and did not receive anything from Once Upon a Book Club.
This may become my favorite gift to give to my book loving friends. Check them out on their social media channels that are listed below.
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Creative box idea!
Isn’t it?? Great way to read a book and get presents!!!i am all about that!
What a great idea!
I love a good subscription box but not sure if I could keep up with something like this. My reading is so sporadic lately that I would probably end up falling behind and then stress about it. But I love the idea of it.
Guess what? I fell behind again this month because I had review books to finish. Oh well. It’s still fun!
It would be a lot of fun putting these boxes together.
Books are awesome, but I feel like I too would fall behind, because sounding stuff out takes awhile… LOL J/K Because life doesn’t wait while ya’ read, sometimes life has to be on the front burner & ya’ gotta put reading on the back burner…
What a fun idea! I’m going to have to check them out!
Sounds like fun but I agree with Audrey that putting the boxes together would be much more enjoyable. Thanks for another fantastic idea!
What a great idea! This sounds like a lot of fun! Like you, though, I don’t like the “chick lit” and there is just so much that I want to read! It would be cool, though, to see what the presents are as you read along. I have been tearing through books lately and was a very bad girl at the Island Book Store in Corolla. When you get there to see the horses, do stop by. It is in the village near the lighthouse and caters to a lot of “independent” books, which I crave. The bookstore in Duck is associated with the same folks, and though it is smaller, it has a lot of good books–and coffee! No doubt, you’ll enjoy it!
What a “novel” idea! Sorry…. couldn’t resist. It does look like a really fun idea for readers!
Smile! That was great!
Neat! But a little too spendy for my budget. 🙁
Yes–it is a bit pricey so I won’t be continuing my subscription but it was fun to try it.