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November 2019 Box Reveal

November 2019 Box Reveal

Our November choice is a beautiful novel about Paris, family, photography and trees. We know you will be captivated by the Malegarde family and their chance to come together to celebrate Paul’s 70th Birthday. From the birthday dinner you will be taken on a journey as the family rallies together during a natural disaster and discovers the secrets they have been grappling with. The Rain Watcher is a great story of love, family, redemption and facing challenges in difficult times. Cozy up this November for a rainy day read.

What’s in the box?

Nutty Thins – Roasted Cashew & Caramel Belgian Dark Chocolate – Round wafers of nuts and chocolate. Simply delicious sweet treats we know you’ll love.

*Sweet Nothings Organic Café Caramel Black Tea – Tea Leaf Co. – A delicious sweet tea - perfect for enjoying on a cool rainy November day. Let it transport you to the café’s of Paris and the setting for this novel.

*Handcrafted Bath Bombs – SOAK Bath Co. – Your boxes contains two scents of these amazing bath bombs made in Manitoba. Soak in these natural products for the ideal way to find some Me Time.

Tree of Life Bookmark – Peter Pauper Press – The Malegarde family has been centered around trees and patriarch Paul has devoted his life to their protection. A beautiful way to celebrate their impact and the metaphor trees are in our lives.

Learning to Dance in the Rain Magnet – Quotable – A magnet that ties to the theme of the novel and the complexities of life and family.

*Notebook – Danica Studio – One of two designs that remind us of the streets of Paris. Whether it’s a French Bulldog or People we hope you’ll jot down your ideas and maybe even plan your own thoughts, ideas, for photography, writing or maybe a trip to Paris!

*A Canadian company

Photo by @bibliotaph_bean

October 2019 Box Reveal

October 2019 Box Reveal

Our special 2nd Anniversary box had some exciting items in it!

Novel: The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan

The Nanny is the perfect novel for October. A complex thriller with twists that had us speeding through the novel to find out what really happened. When Jocelyn was seven her nanny, Hannah, left unexpectedly causing a devastating loss. Thirty years later Jocelyn has returned home to England with her daughter Ruby to live with Jo’s mother Lady Holt. Soon after arriving at Lake Hall estate a skull is found in the estate’s lake and the story takes off with all the women questioning everything they thought they knew about each other.

What’s in the box?

Zing Lemon & Ginger Tea - London Tea- A novel set in England needs a great tea to enjoy with it. We chose this Lemon Ginger Tea as a wonderful compliment to a cool fall day.

Choco Hippies Biscuits – Andre - Lady Holt and Ruby bake cookies (or biscuits) in the story. You will love these British biscuits as an accompaniment to the tea.

Pill Container - NPW- Pills are an important part of the plot. These convenient pill containers are great for purse or pocket to carry medications or vitamins.

Candle Holder - Creative Co-op - A large candlestick holder would be impractical to fit in the box. We found these charming candleholders that symbolize love. While there is a lot of love in this book, a lot of it is misguided.

*Tea Lights – Sewrustic - Fall scented tea lights are the perfect match for the candle holder. Maybe you could use them to set a Halloween atmosphere?

SRB Vinyl Sticker - To celebrate out anniversary we have included this sticker, which will look, great on your iPad, like the one Ruby uses to play games

*Wish Bracelet - Imperfectly Worthy – One of our all-time favourite items – the wish bracelet is a beautiful way to make a wish and wear your love of books. Our gift to you as we celebrate our 2nd Anniversary.

Pocket Mirror - NPW- A cigarette case plays a prominent role in the story and we wanted something that could represent this. Also with Lady Holt’s obsession with her looks, a pocket mirror made sense as something that she would always have close by.

*A Canadian company

September 2019 Box Reveal

September 2019 Box Reveal

September Sweet Reads Box

Our September box featured a great debut novel from a Canadian author - find out more about the box contents:

Why Crow? *

A friend of ours introduced us to Crow. Right away, the beautiful cover and the promise of a great novel by a Canadian author intrigued us. From the moment we started reading we were hooked. Crow Fortune is unlike any character you have read before. You will be surprised, perhaps shocked but we think you will love her story and her unique perspective on the world. This novel includes a fair share of cursing. While we know not all of our subscribers are fans of swearing, we felt the diction matched the character.

Enjoy this novel with its big heart and even bigger characters.

What’s in the box?

East Coast Chai * – Pluck Tea – What better way to celebrate Crow and the East Coast. Tea is featured heavily in this novel. Enjoy a beautiful cup while you read.

Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bar with Nutty Sea Salt Caramel - Baru Chocolate – A delicious treat with a hint of the coast to pair with the novel. A bit of comfort food for those times you will laugh (and cry) with Crow.

Onion Bag – Kikkerland – One of the most unique items we have included in a box, but perfectly fitting for this novel. While the connection is not revealed till near the end – it is pretty great. Plus, this is a fantastic product that your onions will thank you for.

Hand Painted Vase – Creative Coop – This vase reminded us of the beautiful pieces you would find at an artisan market in Cape Breton. Something to showcase the last blooms from your garden.

All Booked Up Shopping Bag – Blue Q – The perfect bookish bag for your next shopping trip. Whether it is to the bookstore or the gym you will love how versatile (and eco-friendly) this bag is.

- A selection of boxes also received a Crow button – a gift from author Amy Spurway.

* indicates - a Canadian company


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