Dad was fairly interested in the first two titles he got month one. The second month wasn’t a good match and he chose to donate them. Pretty sure I chose the correct categories.
Updating my review. Really great idea but my "shipment is being prepared" for three weeks now. In this day and age, that's a bit unacceptable.
One of my picks was an outdated travel guide to Thailand- not very useful. The other one looks interesting though
This is my first month these are books I would not typically pick myself but will continue to give it a try.
Roy, sorry to hear that. How have your books been since?
I am not overly pleased with choice of books. Would like more on psychological thrillers.
This review is going to be of mixed results... For one thing, the price really is so affordable that I feel like I have no right to complain. The books do seem like they're worth it too. So why three stars? Well, they really aren't good at giving you the genres of your choosing. My first box was cooking and fantasy. YES to fantasy, but a very very hard no to cooking. I despise cooking books. I contacted them as soon as I could to fix this. Now, I gave them the benefit of the doubt. It's possible that something fudged up on my end or the computer's end when we got this subscription box rolling. Except...Box 2 was charged before I even received Box 1. That's always a red flag. STILL, I thought "This is really cheap, I'll just let it go." So here I am with Box 2. Fantasy- yay! And... COOKING. I got cooking AGAIN. I'm beyond on the fringe with them as the fantasy books seem worthwhile. But cooking? AGAIN? I don't know how to get through to these people that there is obviously some sort of issue that they are clearly not addressing. Honestly, I'd rather pay more for these individual fantasy books than receive a book genre that I despise. It's an immediate turn off.
Mindy, Despite our best efforts, sometimes things can go wrong. We’re sorry. I’ve reached out to you via e-mail with a solution to the issue that will make you smile. Thank you for subscribing with us and for the feedback. Here’s to better boxes moving forward. -Joe
This is my first box. I was expecting at least one horror since that a genre I picked but hopefully next month I get some. Overall Satisfied.
The pages were really yellowed and it stank. Not attic or basement stink.
My selections were nothing like what was requested. It has been almost 48 hours since I emailed the service, but have yet to receive even a canned "We received your message" email. I'm terribly disappointed.
I'm updating my review. While this still is not the service for me, I am now more satisfied with the communication between myself and Joe.
The subscription is ok the book I got was definitely not something I would have picked up the for my self not sure if I'm going to like it.
Jullynn, thank you for subscribing. I looked into your account and noticed that something happened between packing the box and the location scan at the post office. I'm sorry for any part we may have played in this, but I can assure you that this is not a common occurance. Thank you for your feedback, it's the onlly way we can make our service better!
I love this subscription box, but my June box was underwhelming. I marked several different genres and apparently those are the most popular. They were nice enough to send a note along with this box letting me know they were sorry that they were low on the genres i picked and even gave me extra books, but they were random Star Trek books. I will keep my subscription because i know stuff happens i just hope you are able to get more books in the genres i picked.
My first two boxes peaked my interest. They weren't books I would have normally picked out to read, but that was the entire reason behind me signing up for this subscription—to expand my interests. This third and final box wasn't anything that interested me in the slightest; one of the books was an autographed copy...but I honestly couldn't even stay interested in the synopsis, let alone actually read the book.
I ended up canceling the subscription after this 3rd month as I just don't have the time to read books that don't interest me.
Also, the information on this page says they ship books on the 5th of every month, but my boxes never shipped until the 15th; I even asked the seller about this and he said the 15th was my scheduled ship date.