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My Thrill Club Unboxing

Today I am sharing an unboxing of a My Thrill Club box.

I had seen it advertised on Facebook and saw it was inexpensive for what you get. $14.99 for either two books and a dvd or two dvds and a book.  Yep, that is all it costs!  The books are also hardback by the way!  I figured that the movies and books themselves may be older, so there could be a chance you already own them, But the cost is just awesome, so I decided to give it a try! I did the live unboxing on Bookies as usual.

Here are the plans you can choose from:
Month to month $14.99
3 month prepay $41.97
6 month prepay $77.94
1 year prepay $143

**My Thrill Club only ships to the US and Canada. You pay an additional $10 for shipping to Canada.

These are the different genres that you can choose for your box:
Crime and Mystery
Thriller and Espionage
Horror
Surprise Me- this could be any of the three genres that arrive to you!

**I selected Crime and Mystery for my box.**

Here is the live unboxing from Bookies if you want to watch:

Here is the box! It was heavier than I expected when I picked it up:


Sage wanted the box all to herself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The letter that came. OMG, my box was packed by It! A Clown!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the first book! OMG, not only is it a hardback…. It is signed too! That was very unexpected! That is a win for the box right there!

It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans—but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.

The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons three men and one woman. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious, liquored-up, and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith—Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer, fledgling war profiteer. Hideo Ashida is a police chemist and the only Japanese on the L.A. cop payroll. Kay Lake is a twenty-one-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. The investigation throws them together and rips them apart. The crime becomes a political storm center that brilliantly illuminates these four driven souls—comrades, rivals, lovers, history’s pawns.

Perfidia is a novel of astonishments. It is World War II as you have never seen it, and Los Angeles as James Ellroy has never written it before. Here, he gives us the party at the edge of the abyss and the precipice of America’s ascendance. Perfidia is that moment, spellbindingly captured. It beckons us to solve a great crime that, in its turn, explicates the crime of war itself. It is a great American novel.

Here is the autograph:

Here is the movie that was next. It was wrapped in plastic, so it was new! That answered my question on if the movies would be new or used!


Two London brothers are hard-up for cash, and both have girls to look out for, too. When rich Uncle Howard comes to town and agrees to help them out, he admits his finances are under investigation, and he asks them to do him a favor and “take care of” an old business relation to keep his trouble under wraps.

The last book:

Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, is having a record-breaking season in his first year as a New York Yankee. In 1920, he will hit more home runs than any other team in the American League. Larger than life on the ball field and off, Ruth is about to discover what the Chicago White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series are learning–baseball heroes are not invulnerable to scandal. With suspicion in the air, Ruth’s 1918 World Series win for the Boston Red Sox is now being questioned. Under scrutiny by the new baseball commissioner and enmeshed with gambling kingpin Arnold Rothstein, Ruth turns for help to Speed Cook–a former professional ballplayer himself before the game was segregated and now a promoter of Negro baseball–who’s familiar with the dirty underside of the sport.

Cook in turn enlists the help of Dr. Jamie Fraser, whose wife Eliza is coproducing a silent film starring the Yankee outfielder. Restraint does not come easily to the reckless Ruth, but the Frasers try to keep him in line while Cook digs around.

As all this plays out, Cook’s son Joshua and Fraser’s daughter Violet are brought together by a shocking tragedy. But an interracial relationship in 1920 feels as dangerous as a public scandal–even more so because Joshua is heavily involved in bootlegging. Trying to protect Ruth and their own children, Fraser and Cook find themselves playing a dangerous game.

Once again masterfully blending fact and fiction, David O. Stewart delivers a nail-biting historical mystery that captures an era unlike any America has seen before or since in all its moral complexity and dizzying excitement.


I was very pleased with this box! I did not own any of the items that came.  There are no extras, but come on…. $14.99 is a DEAL for two hardbacks and a dvd!  I will be getting this box again next month, so I will have another unboxing for you. I did get an email saying that the February box will be the last box to include dvds; from now on there will be a ‘surprise gift’.  I’m not sure if this box is January or February as I ordered it right at the end of January. I suppose we will see when the next box arrives!

I love how they have the thriller/horror theme and keep it throughout!

My Thrill Club box is recommended!

 

Another Owlcrate Unboxing!

During Black Friday Owlcrate was having a sale on past boxes! I had been planning to get a certain book anyways and Owlcrate had their April box on sale for $14.99 + $6.99 shipping! April box’s theme was Heard Over Heels and included the book I was wanting so I got it! I did a live unboxing on the Bookies Facebook page. Doing those live videos are always so much fun to do!

Here is the video of  the unboxing if you care to watch:

Here are all the goodies I got!

The box is here!!!!!

Here was the spoiler card that tells you where everything is from:

This is tea inspired from Anna and the French Kiss and from The Tea Spot. It is a blend of chocolate and cherry!  There was also  an art print with a quote from Evie Bookish! I really like this quote which is from Rhysand from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.  I have never read the series.The picture does not do the print justice!  <3

Next, there was a candle from Novelly Yours which was inspired by couple from Rainbow Rowell’s novels.  There were three exclusive scents and my ‘couple’ is Levi & Cath and the scent was coffee, pumpkin, and chocolate.

There was also a keychain from Bookworm Boutique featuring a quote from Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda.  Which is the same author as the featured book for this month! The keychain says “The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat- soft and persistant, underlying everything.”  I really love the cute bag the keychain came in!

This is a sampler of the book Umberland. This was an Owlcrate exclusive and Umberland is the second book in the series.  Umberland was released May 9, 2017.

There was also a fabric headband from Toriarts.  It has quotes from Pride and Prejudice!

Also included was the monthly pin that Owlcrate sends, along with a letter from the author Becky Albertalli and a signed bookplate!  There is also a cute emoji sticker!

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Here is the featured book for April! The Upside of Unrequited:

Book Description from Amazon:

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Purchase Link:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

This was another box I enjoyed opening, Even more so at the cheaper cost. I’m not a tea drinker or coffee fan, so I’ll be passing on the tea and candle, but I look forward to everything else.

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PageHabit Quarterly Fiction Unboxing

Today I am sharing my ‘unboxing’ of the PageHabit Quarterly Fiction box.  I received it last week and really enjoyed it.  PageHabit offers two Quarterly boxes, Fiction and YA. I had planned on getting one of quarterly boxes at some point, and when I found out who the featured author was, I jumped to get it.  The book was one I was wanting to get anyways, and with the author annotations, I felt this was the box to get. I previously did a ‘unboxing’ of a PageHabit monthly mystery box here.

A little about the PageHabit Quarterly boxes:

Types of boxes:
Literary Fiction
Young Adult Fiction

Cost per box: $49.99

Shipping costs:
US $7.99
Canada $19.99
International $29.99

**There is sales tax charged for residents of California and Idaho because PageHabit’s headquarters is in Los Angeles and a distribution center is in Idaho.

What comes in the box????
– A brand new release, annotated by the author
– A letter from the author
– A  bookmark
– Bookish goodies selected by the author
– A donation to support children’s literacy around the world
– Two additional books handpicked by the featured author

**Even better is that the featured book has handwritten annotations written by the author! They are throughout the novel which can enhance the reading experience!!!


For July, PageHabit is working with the Nyarweng Foundation to provide reading materials to the South Sudan. You can see some information about the South Sudan below:

The featured author for this Quarterly Fiction box is…. Gin Phillips!!

I was very excited to get this book plate which us signed by the author and a bookmark.

Here is the letter she wrote where she talks about her novel and her choices for this Quarterly box:

Paper clips were included in the box. They can be used as bookmarks or whatever you see they are needed for.

 

One of the books that Gin selected for the box was Island of the Blue Dolphins! I was excited about this book as I loved it when I was in school and I remember staying up WAY past my bedtime to watch a movie it was based on.  This novel is referenced in her new novel and deals with a young girl surviving on her own.

The next book selected by Gin is Run.  This novel follows two families whose lives intersect after a car accident.

Here is the new hardback novel written by Gin that was the sole reason I selected this box.:

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.
 
Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.

A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?

This not a super long novel at 285 pages, it seems like it will be a quick read and I look forward to reading it!

 

There are many annotations throughout this novel and I can not wait for my experience reading it to become enhanced even more!

Under the book was one more surprise goodie, which I admit was my favorite after the book: A tote bag featuring the book title!! 

I highly recommend PageHabit and their boxes.  The author annotations add so much and the fact that part of your purchase is used for a donation to help literacy somewhere in the world is even better. You can help spread literacy and the love of books.

 

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