Just a recap of the subscription boxes I got during the month. Most I pay for myself, but occasionally, there is one included that I was sent to review. This post does contain affiliate links in case you want to sign up.
Book of the Month
This month I got The Child by Fiona Barton. It was a mystery, with the remains of a child being found at a construction site. It’s told from the point of view of three women – a reporter, a woman whose baby was stolen from the hospital, and a woman who had a baby. I was about three quarters of the way through before I figured it out. It was really good though. 6 months in and Book of the Month club has not let me down.
I found a new rival for my favorite book related box!! The entire premise of this was in just fun. You get a book. Along with that book are five or so gifts. Each one is wrapped and labeled with a page number. You are not to open it until that page number. They each correspond to something in the book. It’s just fun, is it not? Also, the book was really good.
This is the last month of this one. There just wasn’t enough things in each box that I truly loved to make it worth the cost. It’s not a bad box by any means, just not worth it for me. This month’s theme was “2 Sweet”. Really. That has my name written all over it. It came with Cinnamon Vanilla Granola (which was delicious), dried strawberries (which my son ate and said were good), Peaches and Dream Jam, a birthday cake scented soy candle, and a chocolate sauce. All good stuff. I’ve gotten so many jams and jellies in these boxes though, that we’ve started eating toast and jelly for snacks. That’s not bad, but it’s a lot of jam.
This is a box aimed at teaching electronic and technology skills. I was sent a box to review. You can see my entire review here. It consisted of all the hardware and instructions for coding, to build a working mood lamp. I turned it over to my son for him to put together. He made a few errors, but we got working. We got the first box in a 24 month curriculum. Each box teaches more skills and is a little harder than the previous. It’s perfect for older kids, teens, and adults. I’m a big fan.