Last week, my first Owlcrate arrived, just in time for my birthday. I’d been eyeing the boxes since January, but I ended up deciding not to get the February box (and kicking myself for it after seeing The Love that Split the World in it because it sounds amazing and looks beautiful). I was determined to get it this month, so I gave Dan a not-so-subtle hint that I wanted it for my birthday, and being the wonderful person he is, he got it for me.
If I’m being honest, I have to say I got spoiled a few days before mine arrived, and for once I wasn’t even trying to find spoilers. I was just browsing the bookstagram tag and someone had posted what they got inside. I was a little let down because my birthday and Christmas are the only times of the year that I like surprises, but no worries! I was still excited for it to arrive.
Now let’s take a look inside, shall we?
Out of Print Banned Books Socks / Guys, I’ve been browsing Out of Print for years hoping to order something and it’s never really happened for some reason. I guess I could never quite justify the purchase to myself (which is completely silly but whatever). So I was already excited to be getting something from them, but socks?! Who doesn’t love socks? Weird people, that’s who. But I’d like to think even those people have to admit that these banned books socks are great.
Bookworm Boutique Pinback Buttons / Another thing that I absolutely adore because I’m kind of a slight button addict, along with the fact that Bookworm Boutique is another shop I’ve had my eye on for a while.
642 Tiny Things to Write About / I’ve flipped through this a few times, and I’m really intrigued. I’ve seen a few of the other versions of these books and was interested, so this was a bit of good luck because I love writing prompts. I’m hoping this will help keep me inspired and
Quill Pen / Okay, it’s not a real quill, but I assume that would be pretty expensive and hard to ship, anyway. I haven’t tried writing with it yet, but I do like the fine-point tip on it. I’m very particular about my pens, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy this one. Sara mentioned on Instagram that she likes the way its writes, so I’m feeling good about it.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner / I don’t know if this is a book I would have picked up on my own–I might have grabbed a copy from the library if I found it, but it wouldn’t have jumped out at me or anything. It seems like it’s up my alley, though; I think I read contemporary YA more than just about anything else, so it’s a safe bet that I’ll enjoy this one.
Overall, I’m pleased with my first Owlcrate experience. The items are excellent quality, and they’re all things I’d be interested in anyway, but might not have been able to justify buying on their own. Even if I don’t go ahead with April’s box, I’m quite confident that there are more of these in my future.
Have you gotten an Owlcrate before? How’s your experience been?