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 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

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

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