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Monthly Book Subscriptions? - November 27th 2017, 12:13 AM

So I have subscribed, just once to both book of the month and owl crate. I want to see which one I like best. I'm learning towards BoTM because it's cheaper and I pick what I get but I also know owl crate has young adult books which I love and you get a few.

I guess I'm wondering if anyone has ever subscribed to either of these and what your thoughts are on them?


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Re: Monthly Book Subscriptions? - November 27th 2017, 12:55 AM

I have done book of the month, PageHabit and Owlcrate.

I currently have a six month subscription for Owlcrate and I love it.

Pagehabit lets you pick a theme which can be pretty neat and I believe that comes with annotations from the author.

I like that both Owlcrate and pagehabit because you get a book plate from the author.

I know that Uppercase box is a YA subscription that is a bit cheaper and they have two plans. They have a plan where you get a book and 1-2 items and they also have a book exclusive plan where you get the monthly book but you pay less because you don't get any items.

I have not tried them but I know there are Booktubers who have done unboxing and I know a few people through facebook groups who have seemed pleased with it.

Uppercase might be an alternative to book of the month...if you prefer YA.

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Re: Monthly Book Subscriptions? - December 10th 2017, 08:51 PM

Owlcrate sounds like it would have stuff for me to enjoy to my taste! can you tell me some specific book/story that you have had the chance to read?
   
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Re: Monthly Book Subscriptions? - December 11th 2017, 12:36 AM

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Owlcrate sounds like it would have stuff for me to enjoy to my taste! can you tell me some specific book/story that you have had the chance to read?

You can google them and you can see the past boxes. Some of the books they have had were Eliza and Her Monsters and Before She Ignites. Both are books that I absolutely loved and Eliza and Her Monsters is probably one of my all time favorite books of 2017.

That being said, I think that they are a USA based subscription box so if you aren't in the USA you would likely be charged for international shipping.

I believe there are UK based subscription boxes. Fairy Loot is one but they are a fantasy book box so if you aren't big on fantasy you probably won't enjoy that one.


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Re: Monthly Book Subscriptions? - December 13th 2017, 09:33 PM

The hush hush book series is amazing and narnia will always be a classic so some fantasies are really good but I can't say the same for all of them. I would preffer something of a more dark theme with thrills and suspense or simply a more mystery theme
   
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Re: Monthly Book Subscriptions? - December 13th 2017, 10:44 PM

I've only tried Owlcrate once and it's pretty rad. Once I have a stable income, I really want to do the 6 month subscription.


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Re: Monthly Book Subscriptions? - December 14th 2017, 05:18 AM

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The hush hush book series is amazing and narnia will always be a classic so some fantasies are really good but I can't say the same for all of them. I would preffer something of a more dark theme with thrills and suspense or simply a more mystery theme

You might want to look into the nocturnal readers box or fairy loot. The nocturnal readers box is kind of a horror and mystery box, I believe. Fairy loot is strickly fantasy. I've heard good things about both and I think you can see unboxings of both on YouTube.


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Re: Monthly Book Subscriptions? - December 15th 2017, 10:59 PM

Got my owlcrate! For those who have the subscription I'm not going to spoil it But it's amazing. I go my book of the month a week ago, I picked The Chalk Man I have yet to read it though because I also ordered The Martian and Artemis by Andy Weir with it


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Re: Monthly Book Subscriptions? - December 17th 2017, 11:47 PM

I'd like to use Owlcrate so much! I hope, I'll get the subscription for 6 months or more as a present for Christmas :P Now I just buy and sell used books, to save the space and money, you know...
   
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