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Sweet Reads Box July 2020

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

Book hang-o-ver (hang-oh-ver) noun 
1. The inability to start a new book because you are still living in the old book’s world.
2. The inability to function at work/school because you were up all night binge-reading.

Sam cannot make it to the committee meeting today as she has a book hangover.

If I’m looking rough today it’s not for nothing. I was up late last night finishing the delicious new psychological thriller from July’s Sweet Reads Box and I’ve got a book hangover in the worst way. Or maybe in the best way? I mean it’s a good problem to have all things considered. But I’m certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed today so it might be a good idea to keep this one on the shorter side. If it’s new to you, Sweet Reads Box is monthly book box that delivers a new novel, coffee or tea, a sweet or savoury snack and some bookish goodies tied to the story. They also offer several limited edition boxes throughout the year (I just ordered the Cat Lover’s Box for August and they have a Dog Lover’s one too). Let’s get to July’s. Continue reading “Sweet Reads Box July 2020”

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Love Aiki Quarantine Box May 2020

I received Love Aiki’s May box in exchange for an honest review.

Okay we are flying through the summer and I have a few things I need to catch you up on, STAT. Love Aiki is one of them. The subscription box delivers four to five full-size organic and natural skincare products customized to your skin type every other month. May’s Quarantine Box offered subscribers an element of surprise with three new products and a choice of three products from previous boxes. (You might remember seeing Love Aiki’s November and July 2019 offerings here.) Continue reading “Love Aiki Quarantine Box May 2020”

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Sweet Reads Box Limited Edition Beach Read Box 2020

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

“With the right book, the beach is just a few pages away.”

My idea of a great beach day involves stretching out on a comfy lounger in the shade of a palapa with a book in one hand and a cold drink in the other. I’ve had some of those days, right? It’s been so many years that I feel like I might have imagined them. Needless to say (which always feels weird to say because if it’s needless, why say it?) this was not one of them. It was about a zillion degrees on a weekday and my hubby had to do an errand near the beach so he dropped me off with a mask and hand sanitizer and picked me up an hour later after I’d snapped a million pictures on my socially distant patch of sand. There were no loungers, no palapas and no cold drinks, but there was a great book (or a great-sounding book anyway) and a carefully curated box of treats perfect for the beach or playing beach at home. I’m talking about the Limited Edition Beach Read Box from Sweet Reads Box, and I’ve got all of the details for you here. Continue reading “Sweet Reads Box Limited Edition Beach Read Box 2020”