Hey all, Sam here.
Woohoo, I am making progress with these posts. There have been a few reviews, and I’m catching up on these unboxing posts. I’m feeling pretty good so far. We’ll see if I can keep it going though. I’d like to find a decent schedule so I don’t get overwhelmed but I still feel like I’m accomplishing stuff.
It’s also now July, which means that I’m also attempting Camp NaNoWriMo again. Knowing that I was going to be moving and adjusting to a new life schedule, I didn’t set my word count goal very high, just 15,000 words, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to manage that. It’s only like 500 words a day, so that should be manageable.
Anyway, now it’s time to get into the February unboxing of FairyLoot, and starting when I get to the July FairyLoot, it will be part of my normal book haul post instead of its own thing. As much as I love opening these boxes with all of the bookish goodies in them, the fact is that I only end up using maybe 20% of what’s inside, and so I have switched my subscription over to the Book Only option. All right, let’s take a look at the “To the Moon and Back” box…
I think the FairyLoot edition of this book is STUNNING!! And they’ve revealed the matching edition for the sequel and they are going to look so good on the shelf together. I am so very excited for that. Yes, here we are almost six months later and I still haven’t read this book. It’s on my TBR, I swear.
Actually, Daughter of the Moon Goddess is one of the handful of books I didn’t pack up yet. I tried to restrict myself to either books I received in a book box, or books that I was approved for on NetGalley and still need to read. We still have two weeks before the move and a good portion of the house is packed up, which leaves us with a little bit more time to sort of relax. It’s been very weird to not go into work through the week, but I think my mind and body needed the break and the recovery time. In adult life we really don’t seem to give ourselves time to actually rest. Anyway….back to the FairyLoot box.
The art print is nice, and I do enjoy the collectible tarot cards that come with each box. I’m thinking of making basically a scrapbook to hold onto all the art pieces and paper based collectibles I’ve gotten in book boxes and swag bags at book events over the years. That’ll be better for me than the random art collage I’ve had on the wall the past couple years. Easier to pack up too (so much Sticky Tack).
And I can actually say that I’ll probably wear the socks too, since I’m a big fan of The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. Oh, and tote bags are always useful. I think I have a whole storage tote that’s just random totes and other bags I’ve collected over the years.
The bookends are really cool, and I like them….but most of the time I don’t have the space or the need for bookends. On the plus side though, it means I’m able to give them to my husband, who can use them. With most book boxes I find one item that I can give to him, and he enjoys the regular gifts too.
All right, well that is all from me for today, but I will be back soon with more geeky content.