Hi everyone, I’m very excited to show you what I received from OwlCrate this month! I received my OwlCrate last night (such a pleasant surprise to find my package sitting by the door)!
There are spoilers in this post, but if you still would like to see what I received in my OwlCrate, feel free to keep scrolling!
–Spoiler Card for this month’s theme: Through the Enchanted Forest
–officially licensed throw blanket, designed by Bookmark’d Tattoos(artwork copyright Holly Black) Quote on blanket is from The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (this blanket is in my favorite color, Purple)!
–Metal tassel bookmark, inspired by Uprooted. Designed by Her Paper World –Annual Reading Planner, designed by Blue Star Press (I’m so happy to have a new planner to write down all of my recent reads)!
–Preview card for Diamond & Dawn, Book 2 in the Amber & Dusk series, by Lyra Selene –Collectable enamel pin, designed by Four Seasons Fox
—OwlCrate exclusive signed edition of Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw, along with a letter from the author!
These are all the wonderful items in my OwlCrate! I know that I’ll put all these items into good use!
I’m so happy to have received my OwlCrate this month! Having missed my box from last month, I can’t wait to enjoy the treats from this month’s subscription box. This month brings TWO books to enjoy as well!
I was very sad that I missed out on last month’s OwlCrate, since that installment also had two books! I’m just moving forward from that speed bump…
—Illuminae Files inspired book tin, designed exclusively by Stella Bookish Art —The Lunar Chronicles inspired pendant, designed by Iron and Ink Designs
—Saga inspired magnetic bookmarks, designed by Craftedvan —Two OwlCrate exclusive enamel pins, created by The Enchanted Bookshop
—Warcross inspired sticker, designed by Bianca Montiel —OwlCrate exclusive copies of ‘I Hope You Get This Message’ by Farah Naz Rishi & ‘Crier’s War’ by Nina Varela. Both books are signed by their respected authors!
Since I’m heading to my family’s house in Northern Jersey tomorrow, I’m glad that my OwlCrate package arrived before then! I’ve been anticipating what the surprise book would be, and the mug (since I can never have too many coffee mugs)! Plus, I get to share my treats with all of you!
I know, I’m about a week late in posting my OwlCrate, but I’m so glad it’s here! It did not arrive late, my crazy schedule just has me exhausted, and this month has been pretty busy for me! I’m happy to show you all my OwlCrate items for May!
Receiving ‘We Hunt the Flame’ was a pleasant surprise, since I pre-ordered a copy of Faizal’s debut novel last month. So I ow have two copies of her debut novel! This is a wonderful addition to my list for Asian Readathon, as it will be the novel I will take on as May comes to a close. I’m very much looking forward to diving in!
My Book of the Month selection for May arrived today! I’m not sponsored by Book of the Month, but I love receiving their boxes each month. They always have captivating titles, and their service covers many book genres.
This month I chose The Buried: An Archeology of the Egyptian Revolution, by Peter Hessler. It is a book that talks about the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of a journalist who moved to Cairo with his family when things were beginning to change in a monumental way!
Brief Summary (from Goodreads):
Drawn by a fascination with Egypt’s rich history and culture, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo in 2011. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo’s neighborhoods, and visit the legendary archaeological digs of Upper Egypt. After his years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him Egypt would be a much quieter place. But not long before he arrived, the Egyptian Arab Spring had begun, and now the country was in chaos.
In the midst of the revolution, Hessler often traveled to digs at Amarna and Abydos, where locals live beside the tombs of kings and courtiers, a landscape that they call simply al-Madfuna “the Buried.” He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up a friendship with their instructor, a cynical political sophisticate. They also befriended Peter’s translator, a gay man struggling to find happiness in Egypt’s homophobic culture. A different kind of friendship was formed with the neighborhood garbage collector, an illiterate but highly perceptive man named Sayyid, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archaeological excavation. Hessler also met a family of Chinese small-business owners in the lingerie trade; their view of the country proved a bracing counterpoint to the West’s conventional wisdom.