Make it Out Alive

As always, I was absolutely squealing with delight when I spotted the June OwlCrate box on my doorstep – and I’m certainly not disappointed with its contents! 

The theme for this month’s box of surprises was Make it Out Alive, featuring doom, bravery, and survival. What surprised me the most about this box is that it included not one, but two books! 😀 Both books contain dystopian elements – I must say I love dystopian tales!

Here’s a list of the awesome bookish goodness that flew to my doorstep via the owl:

  • An amazing, huge magnet inspired by An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, created by Little Inklings Designs
  • A Feyre-inspired double-sided bookmark, exclusively designed by Hey Atlas Creative
  • A bath bomb inspired by Divergent by Veronica Roth and made by Fizzy Fairy Apothecary
  • The most awesome sleep mask EVER! From Archie McPhee, it’s a zombie face!
  • An OwlCrate exclusive patch inspired by Lois Lowry’s The Giver and created by Laserbrain Patch Company
  • A paperback copy of Jennifer Wilson’s New World Rising from Oftomes Publishing
  • A hardback copy, with a cover exclusive to OwlCrate, of The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson, along with a signed bookplate and letter from the author, as well as an exclusive sticker sheet! (I heart stickers!)

Love, Maggie

Comic Explosion

So, I finally subscribed for a subscription of OwlCrate! When I saw that May’s theme was Comic Explosion, I knew I needed it! I was lucky enough to get my hands on one before they sold out and I absolutely adore the book and bookish items I received!

I was so excited to see a Funko POP! in my box! 😀 I LOVE Funkos! The insert states that seven different POP!s were sent out, so I received a totally random one and I heart him – Captain America! 😀

In the Box

  • The darling Captain America Funko POP!
  • An amazing comic attack pen – an old school one featuring six different ink colors – from Ooly
  • An adorable zipper pull made exclusively for the May box
  • A precious tropical-scented Wonder Woman-inspired candle – it’s SO cute and SO tiny
  • Delicious coffee candy from Kafe! Zing!
  • A sneak-peek of AFAR from Image Comics
  • Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Needless to say, I’ve been dying for an OwlCrate forever and I’m so glad I bit the bullet and not only got this May box, but got a three-month subscription! I’m so excited to see what else these amazing boxes have in store for me this summer!

Love, Maggie

#ninjabookswap

I adore a book swap – when I can afford it! This season, I was able to participate in the #ninjabookswap swap (very redundant, I apologize)! The first time I signed up for this awesome swap, I was set to send a surprise package internationally, which, quite frankly, blew my mind! Therefore, I went with choosing to swap domestically this round.

My gift giver this time was the awesome Marissa! She put together a beautiful fairy tale-themed package for me and I absolutely love everything she chose. She got me a book I’ve been wanting forever, a graphic noir edition of Snow White by Matt Phelan. The book is even more gorgeous in person and I’m so excited to read it!

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones is the other gorgeous book I received from Marissa. I’m so very excited to read this book – not only is the cover breathtaking, I love the title! To top it off, Marissa sent me a delicious smelling pack of baked apple pie wax melts, which I’m basically obsessed with! I cannot get enough of a house that smells good and homey!

Seriously, I think my most favorite part of my surprise package is the amazing, beautifully colored wax seal Marissa stuck on her message to me. I mean, is that not gorgeous?! Seeing the seal definitely reignited my desire to purchase a sealer – if that’s what it’s called – of my own!

In addition, Marissa gifted me with a precious fairy tale castle bookmark that actually reminds me of Rapunzel’s tower. Huh! I also received my favorite candy – chocolate-covered caramels! The particular brand Marissa sent was Dove, which I hadn’t had in forever; I had totally forgotten about the brand – and how freaking good their chocolate is!

Of course, as I inhaled the chocolate immediately upon discovering it nestled in my gift box, I have zero candy pictures to present! I could have taken a selfie while stuffing my face, but I decided against that! Thank you so very much, Marissa! 😀

My other swap partner, whom I cannot wait to find out who I am, will be receiving her surprises from yours truly by the end of the week, as I’m finally sending them her way tomorrow. It’s taken longer for me to get my package sent because I waited for a personalized gift for my buddy to arrive, so as to send everything in a single box. As I adore gift giving, I am so excited to see my pal’s reaction to her reception of hopefully wonderful gifts! 😀

Love, Maggie

February’s Fairy Loot

In February, I had the good fortune of getting to order a single box from Fairy Loot! Let’s just say that I am totally NOT disappointed with the surprises offered in February’s Emperors and Fugitives themed box!

I look forward to the day, which will hopefully arrive soon, that I can purchase a full out subscription to Fairy Loot – and pretty much every bookish box in existence! 😀

There truly isn’t much like getting bookmail and the loot fairy made me giddy!

Following are the individual prizes I got! 😀

  • The full size Kalusian Sunset candle by Happy Piranha smells delish!
  • I adore the hand lettered Rebel of the Sands quote pouch by Alisse Courter!
  • I am obsessed with Funko, so I am in love with the Baby Groot Guardians of the Galaxy keychain! This little dear will fit perfectly into my Pop collection!
  • I neglected to get a photo, but a Celestial Gunpowder bath bomb, created by Bathing Beauties, was included and has an amazing scent!
  • The Illuminae coaster by Read At Midnight is precious and features a beautiful quote from the book!
  • I love the Space Girl bookmark created by Till and Dill!
  • A double-sided Manon and Dorian art print, made exclusively by Taratjah, is breathtaking!
  • Last, but certainly not least, is the month’s featured book – Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza, as well as an autographed bookplate!

Love, Maggie