Unboxing: Illumicrate #9

January 12, 2018 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate

I was just thinking about how excited I am for the February Illumicrate box when I realised I hadn’t posted the contents of my November box. So here it is. Please forgive the photography skills!

First of all, I love this print from Nutmeg and Arlo. It’s actually now framed and up on my bedroom wall.

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Sadly, Meraki Candles are now closed so this is my last candle from them. Reading in Bed has a hot chocolate scent and smells good enough to eat!

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I really like this exclusive moon and stars necklace from Oh Panda Eyes, it’s a tribute to stories set in space but it makes me think of Khaleesi!

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I’m going to be totally organised in 2018 with this unicorn journal created by Prism of Starlings.

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I’m a weirdo who loves funky tea towels so this bookish tea towel from Evannave Illustration made me very happy!

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As for our November book, we received an exclusive Illumicrate edition of Artemis by Andy Weir, complete with black sprayed edges!

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But it didn’t stop there. Daphne also included a second book! An exclusive edition advanced reader copy of The City of Brass! I’ve heard so many good things about this book; I can’t wait to read it!

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As always, there were some other extras, with samples of This Mortal Coil and IRON GOLD!!!!!

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Once again, I loved my Illumicrate box!

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If you can’t wait until February and you’re a Pierce Brown fan (who isn’t?) then make sure you check out the limited Howler Edition box  Daphne has curated. There are still some boxes available!

Illumicrate #8: Unboxing

August 29, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

I keep hoping to get back to regular posting; I’m working on it and I really appreciate you sticking with me in the meantime. Thank you! I received my August Illumicrate box last week so thought I’d share it with you. If you aren’t familiar with Illumicrate, it’s a quarterly book box subscription service. Four times a year their signature white and yellow box arrives on your doorstep to brighten up your day.

In fact, Daphne is also curating a one-off Grisha edition box which is on sale now. If you’d like to see what arrived in previous boxes just click here.

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As always, I’m going to pop the unboxing in a spoiler section below. So if you don’t want to know what arrived in the box don’t click below!

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Once again Daphne has done an incredible job with this box. If you’d like to sign up to Illumicrate for the November box then check out their website. Also, remember the Grisha edition is a one-off so even if you are a subscriber you need to order this separately!

Did you get the August Illumicrate?

What are your thoughts on the box?

Illumicrate #7: Unboxing

July 1, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

Life has been pretty tough lately so I apologise for the lack of posts. I do have some great books to tell you about so hopefully I’ll be back on track again soon. In the meantime, here is my very delayed Illumicrate unboxing. If you want to check out what came in previous boxes just click here.

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We were told in advance on social media that this box would have TWO books – which I actually completely forgot until I opened the box!

I’m not going to bother with a spoiler section as this post is SO late, but obviously, if you don’t want to know what was in the box stop reading now!

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This quarter’s box was packed to the brim. I really love this map bookmark exclusively handmade by Penguin Co.

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It’s actually so pretty that I’m too scared to use it! Plus, I do love a good map. I’m now very tempted by their other designs in their Etsy shop.

I’ve had this keyring on my house keys since the box arrived.

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This Harry Potter themed keychain is from Nutmeg and Arlo and I believe the blue colour is exclusive to Illumicrate.

I instantly fell in love with this door hanger and print from TJ Lubrano which is, again, exclusive to Illumicrate.

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In fact, the print is now framed and on my bedroom wall.

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a Flickerink candle for a while now so needless to say I was delighted to find this Mermaid Lagoon candle in the box.

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It has a lovely tropical scent, but I haven’t yet tried burning it.

In celebration of Sarah J Maas’ ACOTAR series, Merwild created the Feyre artwork for this mug.

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I love how she has incorporated the colours from all three of the books.

Onto the book – Truth or Dare by Non Pratt.

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In fact, it’s a SIGNED copy…

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…which arrived with a letter from the author!

I said there were two books. Well, the second book was an ARC of The Waking Land by Callie Bates, along with an author letter.

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My post is so delayed that you can, in actual fact, get your hands on the finished article now.

As ever Daphne included some extra goodies in the box.

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What a box, eh?

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I’m so pleased with it and also very happy that there’s now not too long to wait for the next box!

Daphne shared with us that the August box will include an exclusive Illumicrate edition of a book where “girl power reigns in this story of a true icon” AND we will get it pre-publication. I suspect I know what book it is and I AM SO EXCITED!! Make sure you order your August box so you don’t miss out. Check out the Illumicrate website for all of the information.

Did you get this Illumicrate box? What did you think?

Will you be ordering the August box?

Illumicrate #6: Unboxing

March 23, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

Every three months I squeal with delight as my Illumicrate box lands on my doorstep.

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I’ve been subscribed to Illumicrate from the first box and I love it. You can find unboxings of all of the other boxes here.

So let’s take a look inside the February 2017 box!

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If you are interested in getting your hands on the next Illumicrate (in May) subscriptions are open now! Also, Daphne has revealed that the May box will include a pre-release book and subscribers will be the first to get their hands on it. #excited

Illumicrate #5: Unboxing

January 17, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

So I found this post lurking in my drafts folder! It’s rather late, but I thought you might like to see what came in the November Illumicrate! Over to past Rhoda…

I do love receiving my quarterly Illumicrate box, it’s always so well put together. The November box might actually be my favourite box they’ve ever done! Want to see what was inside? Keep reading!

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Oh and before I dive it,  you can find all of my previous unboxings here if you are interested.

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I’m honestly not sure how the Illumicrate team are going to top this box. Mind you, I’ve said that before and Daphne’s achieved it time and again! I can’t wait to see what treats she has in store for us in February.