Sweet Reads Box August 2020

I received the August Sweet Reads Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

I’m not outdoorsy in the least but the past few weeks I’ve been reading on our back deck and the warm breeze and the change of scenery have brought my “me time” to a new level. For years we’ve only had three camping chairs for the four of us (ridiculous, I know) but we finally invested in some outdoor pieces my bestie spotted on Facebook Marketplace and it’s been a game-changer. A me-changer. And now for the first time in maybe ever I’m lamenting the end of summer and wondering what I’ll do without my new refuge. 😭😭 Speaking of “me-time” I’ve got August’s box of “me time delivered” for you here, voted Canada’s Best Book Box two years running, dooo-dooo-dooo-dooo, Sweet Reads Box! The monthly subscription box includes a new novel, something to eat, something to drink and a few bookish goodies oh-so-cleverly tied to the story. Herewith the reveal! Continue reading Sweet Reads Box August 2020

Sweet Reads Box June 2020

I received June’s Sweet Reads Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!” — Jane Austen

Hello hello! How’s your summer reading going? I’ve been up late the past few nights with this book and ah, so fun! It’s been a while since I got lost in a novel (too tired/distracted/restless, all the things) and I’ve really missed it. Jane Austen was right — reading is the shiz! One of my favourite ways to enjoy some “me time”. Which brings us to June’s Sweet Reads Box aka “me time” delivered. The monthly subscription service includes a new novel + something to eat and drink + some bookish goodies tied to the story and June’s is perfect for Jane Austen fans and the Jane-curious. Are we excited to see inside? Continue reading Sweet Reads Box June 2020

Inside April’s Sweet Reads Box

I received April’s Sweet Reads Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

How are you doing? Up and down? Me too. But this weekend was mostly up. We had really nice weather Saturday and it felt great to sit on the front porch with a book and get some sun and fresh air. And yesterday my little guy helped me with some baking, which was super satisfying. There was lots of bickering in between and I didn’t get anything else done but it felt like a bit of a break. Maybe because I was able to carve out more “me time” than during the week. If reading this is part of your “me time” thank you for spending it with me. Today I’ve got April’s Sweet Reads Box aka “me time delivered” aka the Canadian subscription service that delivers a new novel, something to eat and drink and a few treats tied to the story every month. Three-, six- and 12-month subscriptions are available and you can purchase single boxes to gift or try. Let’s see what’s inside this one. Continue reading Inside April’s Sweet Reads 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! Continue reading Controversial ‘great American novel’ is February’s Sweet Reads Box pick