Review of January’s Bookish Box

Several months ago I signed up for the  Bookish Box. It’s a subscription box from Appraising Pages in which every month they mail a box with a literary T-shirt and 3-5 bookish items, like bookmarks, candles, or jewelry. I’ve been pretty happy with it so far, but I’ve been inconsistent about reviewing them. (Rather, I’ve been bad about remembering, in my excitement, to take pictures as I open it.) I remembered this time though.

This month’s theme was musicals and we had representations form Hamilton, Les Miserables and Wicked.

I’ll start with the T-shirt, since that’s generally the big ticket item. This month it has a quote from Hamilton on it: “The plan is to fan this spark into a flame.” I’ve yet to see the play, but I like the quote quite a lot and the fact that the print is simple, so the shirt’s not too flashy. But I also just think it’s really timely, with the events of the world recently.

Also from representing Hamilton is a pair of clay earrings, by Tanglewood Lane. Cute and so very wearable.

I know I’m old school, but Les Miserables is still one of my favorite musicals of all time. I think it alone got me through high school. So, a Les Mis bookmark? Oh, yes please.

Representing Wicked is a “Wicked Diva” bath bomb, by Michael Kelly. And yeah, there’s totally a naked person in that second picture, but I cropped it so you only get to see the effect of the bomb on the water. It smelled lovely, if you’re into that sort of thing. I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of strong smelling…well, anything really. But really the dramatic effect was a lot of fun.

Lastly, there was a lovely “Bookish Notes” book to keep 2017’s favorite book quotes in and a set of planner stickers. I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a bullet journal and these would be perfect for that.

Yet again I have to say I’m all around pleased with my box. I went ahead and renewed my subscription, in fact, which really should tell you everything there is to know about my opinion on the matter.

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