The Book Drop April 2016 Unboxing

Hey guys! Here’s another unboxing from The Book Drop. As it says on the website:

The Book Drop is our very own monthly subscription box service. What does this mean? This means once a month we hand-select one of our favorite new books based on your reading preferences, package it up all nice and cute in a box and send it your way! Book Drop subscribers get a book delivered to their doorstep (or mailbox) once a month from Bethany Beach Books.

So I’m subscribed to the Jane box which includes:

  • Paperback book (usually a contemporary or historical fiction novel, with the occasional literary fiction novel)
  • Indie Next list for the upcoming month
  • An occasional goodie

This month has a book that I’m actually pretty intrigued about! I’ve never heard of it before but it definitely seems like one up my alley.

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It came with:

The note says,

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding was a recent book club pick for us and our group had one of the best discussions about this book! This is an extraordinary novel of family, loyalty, and love. It’s a novel about women and about how far we’ll go to protect those we love and cherish. Included you’ll also find a signed bookplate from Jackie Copleton. Happy Reading! Enjoy! Love, AZ

It’s a book that reflects back on life and love, and how hard life can be sometimes. I’m excited to read it because I love reading about books of people from other cultures, as well as ones that dive into the past like that.

Have you read this book? What did you think about it? Do you receive any book subscription boxes that you think I should check out? Let me know!

The Book Drop March Subscription Box

Hey guys! So I signed up for another book subscription box, but this one is from The Book Drop. As it says on the website:

The Book Drop is our very own monthly subscription box service. What does this mean? This means once a month we hand-select one of our favorite new books based on your reading preferences, package it up all nice and cute in a box and send it your way! Book Drop subscribers get a book delivered to their doorstep (or mailbox) once a month from Bethany Beach Books.

So I’m subscribed to the Jane box which includes:

  • Paperback book (usually a contemporary or historical fiction novel, with the occasional literary fiction novel)
  • Indie Next list for the upcoming month
  • An occasional goodie

I chose this box in particular because it allows me to receive books outside of the normal genre that I’ve been reading lately and it also allows me to receive books that I’d otherwise never pick up on my own. So for this month I’m actually really excited for the book that was in the box.

Here’s how the box came:

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It was a long box that was sealed to the teeth, so cutting it open was kind of difficult. BUT! Once I did manage to open it, here’s what was inside:

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The items that I received were:

  • May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy.
  • A Celtic magnetic bookmark (that matches the book in terms of one of the character’s origin).
  • A little note about the book and why it was chosen.
  • An Indie Next book list for the upcoming month.

As the note states,

“‘Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War, May the Road Rise Up to Meet You is a story of four unforgettable characters who illuminate the quintessential American experience.’ I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it’s one of my favorites. Despite being published a few years ago, it’s still one of the my go-to staff recommendations when customers come in looking for a good book. We also included a little magnetic Celtic bookmark! Happy reading!! Love, AZ”

And then when I read the rest of the synopsis I became intrigued and interested in reading it. As I haven’t read many books based around the Civil War era, I’m interested to see this take on it and how it plays out.

Overall, my first box from Bethany Beach Books (aka, The Book Drop) was a fun one and I’m excited to see what the next month will bring.

Have you ever received a box from The Book Drop? Have you read this book? If so, what are your thoughts? Let me know!