Sarah H.

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Bookworm heaven!

I Smell Books Subscription Box on May 2021

I started getting the YA box in January, and when I saw the The Last Bookshop in London was going to be in the April adult box, I couldn't resist trying the adult box as well. My feelings about every book I've been sent have ranged from having enjoyed it to falling madly in love and telling everyone I know they must read it immediately. The boxes are always full of fun things that make me smile, some of which will end up as fabulous birthday/Christmas presents for bookworm friends. I'm keeping the positively delish tea from the April adult box all for myself though. I get multiple book boxes to help cope with pandemic stress/boredom, and this is definitely one of my favorites. If you're looking for a perfect gift for a teen or adult bibliophile in your life, you have just found it.

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Global Vacays Minus Germs and Jet Lag

Bibliophilic Excursions on Dec 2020

This box has been a total godsend this year. I live in America most of the year and Paris with my boyfriend the rest of it, but thanks to COVID, I've been stuck in the US since January. This box is about the closest thing to an international vacation as you can get while being quarantined. I'm pretty sure my mail carrier thinks I'm a little bit crazy because on the day the tracking says my box is going to show up, I literally run out to grab it the second the mail truck pulls up, so I don't have to wait one single second longer than necessary to find out what country it is. It's been awesome to use in my job as a tutor, too! One of my students was doing a project on Nepal, and I was able to pull out the singing bowl from my Tibet box to show him. Another student wasn't sure what hieroglyphics were, so I showed him a painting with hieroglyphics on papyrus from my Egypt box. The books don't always have plots that I'm madly in love with, but I always feel like I have a better understanding of that place and culture after I read it, and I love that it does sometimes push me out of my literary comfort zone. I've talked several friends into ordering their own boxes because I send them pictures and rave about it monthly. The Sheepies socks in the Ireland box are the coziest...

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