“Lost in the Bookstore” is my #forevermood 😂 What’s a fictional world you would want to get lost in?? 📖 Honestly...I think I’d choose Prythian (ACOTAR). It just seems so magical, and I’d want to travel from Court to Court and walk through the Rainbow of Velaris! ☺️ So much to explore!!
⚔️ If you could be any kind of warrior, what would you be?? 🛡 I think I would choose some kind of Viking or knight. That medieval & Norse aesthetic has always appealed to me. Favorite movie? Braveheart. Favorite Disney princess? Merida. Favorite Owlcrate book so far? Sky in the Deep. I think you can see the trend. 🤪 But this beautiful book is about samurais and lies, and I can’t wait to cozy up with it!
My very very late Owlcrate Unboxing is up on my youtube channel now! Last months theme was Lost in the Bookstore and this book featured two books as well as my favorite item, the canvas clutch! The items in this book were all items to get you comfortable for reading. The items are down below!⠀
A choco mint truffle tea from The Tea Spot that smells delicious⠀ 📚 ⠀
A heart shaped tea strainer designed by the owlcrate team ⠀
A canvas clutch purse designed by Bookwork Boutique who designs some amazing things and I would definitely check them out⠀
An art print featuring the Mirror of Erised illustrated by Michelle Gray⠀
The first book in the box was Pride by Ibi Zoboi, which is a Pride and Prejudice retelling set in Brooklyn. The book is a signed edition with an exclusive cover!⠀
The other book was Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa, a fantasy book inspired by Japanese Folklore and Myths that sounds amazing. It is an exclusive cover and a signed copy and is absolutely beautiful!⠀
#owlcrate#owlcrateunboxing#pride#shadowofthefox#OCBookstore#lostinthebookstore#octoberowlcrate#bookunboxing#booktube#bookstagram#bookish#blackandbookish#bookmerch # diversebooks #diversereads
These are OwlCrate’s #LostIntheBookstore and Scribbler’s Halloween boxes 📚🍂. I never got around to filming unboxings for them. I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and I think the two videos I have yet to edit will be my last BookTube videos for a while, if not ever. My YouTube channel is something that I have been really proud of and have had so much fun doing, but this year it has reached a point where my to do list of videos has begun weighing on my mental health. As a result, it’s robbed the fun out of book buying, reading, and unboxing the great boxes I’ve been lucky enough to afford. Plus, the new algorithms have negatively effected my view count to the point where all the nagging stress surrounding my videos is just not worth it anymore. I want to be able to immerse myself fully into my hobbies and the fun books and boxes I buy for myself, which might mean taking a step back for a while. Thank you to everyone who has continued to watch my videos! 🖤
October OwlCrate unboxing! .
Better late then never!
This delicious choco mint truffle tea is from @theteaspot and is perfect for a chilly evening in! .
To steep your tea and brew nicely there is a tea strainer from team OwlCrate!
Well your chilling inside for the night, you can get comfy and warm with these book nerds socks! Made by @outofprint and @getunderlined .
When you go out you need something to protect your book! This beautiful canvas clutch is a new kind of book cover! Made by @bookwormboutique
I love the beautiful Hogwarts print!
Perfect for all the Harry Potter lovers out there! .
This box has two books! The first one is Pride by @ibizoboi which has beautiful art work on the inside and is also signed and comes with a letter from the Author! Plus a book mark with a quote from the book!
The second book is Shadow of the Fox by @juliekagawaauthor
It comes with a book mark, letter from the author and an exclusive cover and is also signed! .
I loved this box! @owlcrate never disappoints! Happy reading! .
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• LOST IN THE BOOKSTORE: October 2018 @owlcrate •
This box was filled with almost everything someone might want or find well lost in a bookstore. Absolutely thrilled with these book selections. I can’t wait to get to them.
• Tea Strainer designed by Michelle Gray
• Book Nerd socks by @outofprint and @getunderlined
• Choco Mint Truffle Tea from @theteaspot
• Canvas Clutch purse designed by @bookwormboutique
• Mirror of Erised art print by Michelle Gray
• Pride by @ibizoboi, plus bookmark and author letter
• Shadow of the Fox by @juliekagawaauthor, plus bookmark and author letter
Yay unboxing time! This is the OwlCrate box for the month of October and the theme is Lost in the Bookstore...we get 2 books this month...score!!!!! Let's see what I got this month!
1) Spoiler card with themed art on the back
2) Matching themed pin
3) Choco mint tea from The Tea Spot.... I love tea but mint isn't really my favorite so I will give it to my mom or sister...they might like it
4) A cute little tea strainer from Team OwlCrate and Michelle Gray
5) A really comfy pair of bookish sock from Out of Print and Underlined
6) A high quality canvas book clutch designed by Bookworm Boutique
7) A beautiful Harry Potter themed art print by Michelle Gray
8) The first book of the month is Pride by Ibi Zoboi which as you can probably guess by the title is a Pride and Prejudice retelling which is signed by the author, has an exclusive cover, has a handwritten note from the author, and comes with a matching bookmark
9) The second book of the month is Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa.....am I the only one get major Dragonball vibes from this?! This also has an exclusive cover and handwritten note from the author, is a signed copy, and also has an exclusive bookmark
10) A sneak peek card for the month of November and the theme is Rise From The Ashes!
Again thank you to #owlcrate for an amazing box! I am so excited to get started on these books and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next month! #instagram#bookstagram#owlcrateunboxing#lostinthebookstore#allthebookishthings#bookworm
14 November- 🌸Happy Wednesday bookworms! I know I’m super late to the party, but here’s my unboxing of the October @owlcrate box! .
🌻The theme for October was “Lost in the Bookstore”, which is basically the theme of my life so I was excited to see what we’d get! 😅 They included:
🌳a gorgeous canvas clutch designed by @bookwormboutique - I’m using mine to carry my bullet journal, and it is perfect!
🌸some yummy-smelling chocolate mint tea from @theteaspot 🌻an adorable heart-shaped tea strainer from OwlCrate and Michelle Gray
🌳”Book Nerd” socks from @outofprint and @getunderlined 🌸 a lovely little Mirror of Erised print illustrated by @themichellegray 📖And this month we got two exclusive signed books, which is super exciting! 🌺The first is “Pride” by @ibizoboi - a modern-day “Pride and Prejudice” retelling, set in Brooklyn AND
🌼”Shadow of the Fox”, a gorgeous Japanese-folklore inspired fantasy by @juliekagawaauthor Lucky for me, both of these books are on my must read list for 2018, so I was really excited to get them!
🌻How’s your TBR for 2018 looking? Did you get to read all the books you wanted to read? How far from your reading goal are you? It shouldn’t shock anyone to find out that I am seriously behind on my reading for the year🙈 I’m hoping to end on a high note though, so please send me some good reading vibes! 😅
✨📖 happy #socksunday !!
i have a handful of colourful, bookish socks. but the patterns usually stretch to much for me to look cute... 😅🤷🏽♀️
but these #booknerd socks from the october @owlcrate box are PerFEcT, no?!
(covered in open books, the bottom of one says BOOK. the bottom of the other says NERD. self-branding. we get it.) 😆
hope you're having a cozy, colourful fall sunday.
i'm hanging out with the husband at his art studio for greenville's annual OPEN STUDIOS crawl. but as soon as i get home, i'll be pajamifying once again and cozying up with a book.
read anything good this weekend?
#ocbookstore photo challenge day 4: SOTF & red & black
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This picture is what's making me reorganize my reading room because I couldn't find a good backdrop for my red and black books (which, ps, omg I have so many not pictured here. Thanks @stephenking!). So I had to resort to super close ups and tricky angles to avoid laundry or other assorted home stuff in the background. 😂 I think after shuffling some things around, I'll have a better space.
Plus, doesn't reorganizing books just *feel* so good? I've had a rough week and reorganizing my books was such a great way to disconnect and focus, and now all my newer books have a home other than piled up on a table! Win-win.
Have a great Thursday!
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Hi friends! 😊
Now I get to catch up on my #Owlcrateunboxing . Somehow, I missed the post on the 4th and ended up behind. 😂
October's theme was Lost in the Bookstore, and let's be honest: how many of us wouldn't LOVE that? 🙋🏻♀️This box had so many awesome things! Two books, a book clutch (which I've been using for the last month😁 ), tea, SOCKS, and a Harry Potter Mirror of Erised art print. I love it all so much. 💙
🍁 The choco mint truffle tea is from @theteaspot and I can't wait to try it, even though I've never been a huge fan of mint.
🍁 Then there's this lovely heart-shaped tea strainer so you can brew your tea! Thanks @owlcrate and @themichellegray 🍁 Wonderful book nerd socks were designed by @outofprint and @getunderlined and I can't wait to wear them all winter.
🍁@michellegray also designed the beautiful Mirror of Erised art print. Yes, that is exactly what I desire. 😄
🍁PRIDE by @ibizoboi is the first book I saw in this box. Confession: I've never read Pride and Prejudice, even in school. So this should be very intriguing for me!
🍁SHADOW OF THE FOX by @juliekagawaauthor which includes Japanese folklore and culture. 😍 I've been trying to learn Japanese for a while now, and Japan's culture and folklore has always fascinated me. 📚📚
#owlcrateunboxing - Nov. 5
#ocbookstore photo challenge day 3: tea and tea strainer☕
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Wish I could post a gif of me dunking the strainer. Had to go purple on purple for #lsp Lumpy Space Princess (aka my hero) vibes. The cute mug is @owlcrate too. 😉 PS shout-out to the "Kissed by an Angel" series I was obsessed with in junior high making a cameo in the back 😂👼♥️
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✨💖 i think my mother knew i was going to be an artist when i was two or three and she was getting her hair cut and the stylist asked me what my favourite colour was.
"hot pink!" i cried, digging through a tupperware of foam rollers.💖✨
i've since changed my mind. (i think my favourite is back to a lucid purple today. but yesterday it was cerulean. and i always love a good manganese blue. fun fact, i think i fell in love with my husband when i heard him pronounce "quinacridone violet.")
to see the full range of colours, and to glory in their differences, is a gift. a gift of noticing our beautiful world. a gift of recognizing & appreciating diversity and culture and knowing we're all unique, but pulled together by our shared stories and humanity.
i read "pride" by @ibizoboi within the span of 24 hours or less. i was pulled in by the characters i knew from austen's "pride & prejudice," but who had moved to bushwick (brooklyn, ny) and were dealing with race, class, and gentrification.
it wasn't a character-for-character retelling. (there was one added in particular who you'll come away remembering.) and "bingley" and "darcy" are brothers instead of friends. but "lizzie" is a no-nonsense fierce female who won't just fall for any good looking new neighbor. no matter what car he rolls up in. which was awfully familiar. (and yes, you still wanna punch "wickham." & i'm glad somebody did.) 😅
it was a novel celebrating family, change, and the life of a neighborhood.
and i'm so glad it came in my @owlcrate last month. (signed! & with an exclusive cover design! HOT PINK instead of blue!)
(also photographed here with @bookwormboutique ‘s book sleeve! the monthly mini*pin!! and the @outofprint / @getunderlined BOOK NERD socks that came in the october “lost in the bookstore” crate!!)
what's your favourite colour?
what's your favourite austen book?
Owlcrate Lost in The Bookstore unboxing📖
This is the October 2018 owlcrate box and I loved it so much ! @owlcrate wlcrate is one of very few boxes that never disappoint me because they always include high quality bookish items ! They also included two signed exclusive books this month ! -
Here is what was included in the box :
-Canvas clutch purse designed by @bookwormboutique
-BookNerd socks from @outofprint
-Mirror of Erie’s print Illustrated by @themichellegray
-Choco Mint truffle tea from @theteaspot
-Heart shaped tea strainer from Owlcrate and Michelle Gray -Pride by Ibi Zoboi with bookmark and Author Letter
-Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa with bookmark and Author Letter
-Lovely monthly postcard and pin designed by @lovelyillustration -
I loved this box and I’m super excited to read both of these books ! However I would like to read Pride and Prejudice before Pride so I can appreciate the nods and comments from the original story☺️
What is your favorite bookish item to receive? -
QOTD: What is your favorite bookish item?
IT'S UNBOXING TIME FAM! This was my first rep package from the fantastic team over at @owlcrate, and you can use my rep code BOOKISTS10 for a discount on your subscription!! October's theme was LOST IN THE BOOKSTORE and it was FANTASTIC! Okay, without further ado, here we go! This box was packed to the brim!:
📚Choco mint truffle tea from @theteaspot
📚Tea strainer provided by team @owlcrate 📚Book nerd socks from @outofprint
📚Canvas clutch from @bookwormboutique
📚Mirror of Erised art from Michelle Gray
📚PRIDE by Ibi Zuboi
📚SHADOW OF THE FOX by Julie Kagawa!!
This was OwlCrate's first time having two hardcover exclusive edition books and both are stunning 😍 Thank you so much @owlcrate team for being awesome and again, don't forget to use my rep code BOOKISTS10 for a discount on your subscription!!! Next month's theme is RISE FROM THE ASHES and you can purchase it now on their website!!! You seriously don't want to miss out 😃 Have a fantastic day lovelies 💗 (P.S. Sorry for the late post! There were some technical difficulties that didn't allow me to post on time 😭)
🍁OwlCrate October Unboxing: Lost in the Bookstore🍁
This was my first OwlCrate box, and it did not disappoint! This box came with 2, exclusive signed editions and so many lovely goodies I can't wait to use 😍
🔖Choco Mint Truffle Tea from @theteaspot
🔖Tea Strainer from Team @owlcrate
🔖Book Nerd Socks from @outofprint
🔖Canvas Clutch Purse from @bookwormboutique
🔖Mirror of Erised art print by @themichellegray
🔖Signed, Pink Edition of PRIDE w/letter from @ibizoboi and matching bookmark
🔖Signed, Red Edition of SHADOW OF THE FOX w/letter from @juliekagawaauthor and matching bookmark
✨🦉owlcrate october unboxing!!🦉✨
last month's @owlcrate box was "lost in the bookstore." & it came with TWO exclusive signed edition hardcovers & i knew i had to have it.
so here were all the goodies inside:
pride by @ibizoboi (read it last week; really great urban retelling, but definitely not page-for-page character-for-character, of austen's "pride & prejudice.")
shadow of the fox by @juliekagawaauthor ☕️
choco mint truffle tea from @theteaspot
a custom-designed heart-shaped tea strainer (just in time for fall water consumption!)
booknerd socks in collaboration with @outofprint & @getunderlined 📖
a canvas clutch purse/book tote from @bookwormboutique (back is the stephen king quote "books are a uniquely portable magic." which is true because we carry them everywhere; and then they transport us everywhere.)
and a mirror of erasid art print by @themichellegray 📚
i'm also obsessed with the attic-reading girl on the product booklet/magazine and the monthly matching mini*pin!! ☺️
how long would you last lost in a bookstore? (assuming there was a cafe.)
#novinbooks18 : book recommended to me? the ones that #bookboxes mail me!! ☺️📫📦
#allthebooksnov18 : #newrelease (2! this box was really heavy!!)
Happy Monday book friends!
How was your weekend? Mine was busy and not filled with much reading. ••
I took my husband out for his birthday on Saturday and yesterday we had church and then had to get a new battery for my car. So a weekend full of adulting. 😀
I did get time to start City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin and I'm already sucked into the story. I just want to figure out what happens!
Today's post features the October Owlcrate box. Excuse my poor picture staging skills. I took this two weeks ago and I don't feel like redoing it. Ha! 😂
Do you have any reading plans this week?
"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple."
What do I have here? An @owlcrate unboxing! #ocbookstore Nov 5th Owlcrate Lost in the Bookstore October Unboxing.
Gotta say that I'm a great fan of the book nerd socks and Shadow of the Fox is so big and so pretty 😍
I have a funeral today of a friend's father and it's the first funeral I'm going to after my grandpa and grandma died within one week in February almost two years ago. Don't know if I'll be a mess but I guess everyone will be so it won't matter. My mom's coming with as moral support and another friend shall also be there.
Did you get October's Owlcrate box? What did you think?
I recently have been wanting to check out different book subscription boxes and see which one is a better option for me. So far, I really liked @owlcrate & this month was even better as there were 2 books instead of one. I loved the book pouch that was included this box. Which book subscription box do you like more?
Here’s what was included this October’s box themed: Lost in the Bookstore •Choco Mint Truffle from @theteaspot •Tea Strainer from team Owlcrate & designer Michelle Gray • Book Nerd Socks from @outofprint & @getunderlined •Canvas Clutch Purse from @bookwormboutique •Button with the artwork for October’s theme by Michelle Gray
•Pride by @ibizoboi •Shadow of the Fox by @juliekagawaauthor
All Owlcrate exclusive editions and signed by the author with a note and bookmark
It’s always a lovely surprise when @bookwormboutique has an item in an @owlcrate box, & I just love this gorgeous book clutch/book sleeve from this month’s Lost in the Bookstore box. Hearteyes for days. (Not sponsored, just a fan of both. ☺️)
🦊📖 CR Shadow of the Fox by @juliekagawaauthor !!!
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.
Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.
Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.
There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.
With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.
This cover is from @owlcrate ‘s Lost in the Bookstore box and it’s GORGEOUS!!😍
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OwlCrate Oct2018-- Lost in the Bookstore
GOOD - I was actually considering buying a silicone tea strainer and now I don't have to! I will certainly be trying it with this ChocoMint Tea, which is one of my favorite flavor combinations. *NOTE: The mug was included in a previous OwlCrate.
BETTER - This box included 2 books! Woohoo! I'm a sucker for shapeshifter books and this one by Julie Kagawa sounds so interesting.
The other book Pride by Ibi Zoboi is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, which is one of my favorite books. I'm always wary of retellings like this because I do love the original so much.
BEST - This pouch is a bit small as a booksleeve but it's perfect for my Kindle. It's a sturdy canvas material and has an adorably delicate flower print. The quote on the front is very appropriate as well!