All posts tagged: book subscription box

Controversial ‘great American novel’ is February’s Sweet Reads Box pick

I received February’s Sweet Reads Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes. Friends, amigos, compadres, I’ve missed you! I’ve had the worst writer’s block the past few weeks but I’m gonna try my best to shake it off and get this train back on track. February’s Sweet Reads Box features a topical, controversial new book some have called “the great American novel” and a bevvy of bookish items (including something to eat and drink) related to the story. ‘Me time’ delivered!

January’s Sweet Reads Box royally delivers 👑

I received January’s Sweet Reads Box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.  High five, my friends. We got through January, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and before we know it we’ll be sailing into March. Normally I go to my aunt’s place in Florida this time of year to roam around Target in my flip flops and read by the pool but that wasn’t possible so I’m here at home, writing to you from the couch with two blankets piled on top of me, a hot cup of tea by my side and a candle flickering on the widow sill (which always feels so cozy). It also meant I was home when January’s Sweet Reads Box arrived so I’ve got that here for you today. It’s a Canadian subscription service that’s “me time delivered” with a new novel, a hot beverage and a few treasures related to the story, and it’s always SO GOOD!

What I was most excited to give my kids for Christmas

What’s the most popular Christmas wine? “I don’t like Brussels sprouts.” 😂 Speaking of whining, was anyone else worried they might hear some complaints Christmas morning when the kids didn’t see iPhones and PlayStations and iThis, that and the other under the tree? I was. But I was excited too. Because I was pretty sure I had the best gift that wasn’t an iPhone or a PlayStation that any kid my kids’ ages (10 and 12) could want, and I couldn’t wait for them to open it! I’d ordered a Kids Christmas Box from Sweet Reads Box for them back in November and thought they’d be thrilled to unwrap a subscription box of their very own, one that promised a Christmas book, sweet treats and a few other surprises curated just for them. This was the first year Sweet Reads Box sold kids’ boxes (one for ages 8 to 12 and another for kids 4 to 7) and given how much I love my own, I thought it was brilliant. As promised, here’s a look …

Me time delivered for the holidays: Inside the Sweet Reads Box Christmas Box

I received the Sweet Reads Box Christmas Box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post is also on A Year of Boxes. Happy New Year, everybody! I’m still in holiday mode until the kids go back to school next week so I’m giving myself some grace and sharing the first of a couple more December boxes today. I would have loved to have them up for you before Christmas but we were so busy getting ready for company and the big man in red that there was just no way. But good things come to those that wait. And this limited edition Christmas Box from Sweet Reads Box is very, very good. Like their monthly subscription boxes it’s “me time delivered” with a novel and something to eat and drink and a few bookish goods tied to the story, only this one has a Christmas theme.

It’s a limited edition! The Book Lovers Box from Sweet Reads Box

I received the Book Lovers Box for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Shoana Jensen was on Cityline this week talking about subscription boxes and I was so surprised she didn’t mention Sweet Reads Box because IMHO, it’s one of the best on the market. (If it’s new to you, it’s a Canadian monthly subscription service that delivers a bestselling novel and few treats that tie in to the story, including gourmet goodies and an interesting bevvie.) Their monthly boxes sell out super quickly, and their new limited editions seem to be snapped up just as fast. Today I’ve got a look inside the first Book Lovers Box.