Nerdy Post's Disney Box is EPIC. This is my favorite box so far, tied only with the Tolkien Box. Every item is just so gorgeous! The Beauty & the Beast bookmark fabulous and probably my favorite item from this box. I love the vivid colors and the stained glass design. So pretty! My other favorites are the Little Mermaid and Pocantas prints and the stickers. . #nerdypostbox#nerdypost#subscriptionbox#fandom#disney#art
Book 31/80 - 'That's the stupidest STORY I've ever heard. The whole thing is like an impossible fairytale. And that's what makes it so insanely wonderful.' ~ How Mirka Met A Meteorite by Barry Deutsch
I never quite know what to expect with the Hereville books. Take this one, for example. I had this vague idea that Mirka had to save Hereville from a meteorite that's about to annihilate her town. And while that was correct to a certain degree, the way it happened was certainly more unusual and complicated than that simple premise. The quote above says it all: that's what makes it so insanely wonderful. My rating: /5
Here's my full unboxing of Marauder's Dispatch Swindlers Box. This box contained the following:
collectible YA cards by @pandam_ph 2 bookish Bingo cards by @afterthoughtsclub
Swindlers Escapade game
mini mason jar with chocolate coins
Swindlers mini button pin
Little Monsters mini button pin
Little Monsters art print by @bookwormjane with author's letrer at the back
The Darkest Corners sampler
Little Monsters HB by @kara__thomas with bookmark & signed book plate .
Ahhh it pains me to say that after the epicness of @maraudersdispatch's Mystic Illussions box, the Swindlers box was a letdown for me. I was expecting bulky items like the ones included in last month's box, but this one mostly had prints. Like I told Eira @eirareads, I would rather have a TP book with awesome items, than an HB book with not so awesome items. Which brings me to the YA cards. Simply put, I am not a fan. It looked rushed. If you look closely at the photo, you would see the jagged edges, as if it were cut by a dull cutter/scissors. I expect better quality than that from sub box suppliers. That said, I really liked the bingo cards, art print and the board for Swindlers Escapade. I already ordered the August Enchantments box and I'm hoping that it's way better than this one. I do understand that putting together a sub box isn't easy and the quality of some of the items are beyond their control, so kudos to Eira and the gang for their hard work and for being receptive to suggestions and critiques. Still eagerly awaiting my Enchantments box, girls!
Book 30/80 - 'These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.' ~ Life of Pi by Yann Martel
When I read the quote above I can't help but utter 'Amen.' We're all familiar with these seemingly righteous people who wear their faith like medals to be admired by the public. Those who act oh so superior because they're sure that they have a direct line with God. The same people who treat those who they think are inferior to them in status like so much trash. Someone should point them to this quote because there is so much truth in it. .
Well, that turned into a mini-rant, which I wasn't intending at all. So.... Weeks after I read Life of Pi, I'm still not sure which version I prefer to believe in. Pi's story of survival is extraordinary no matter the version tho. His reflections on religion and faith made me look inside and examine my own beliefs. They are indeed worth pondering. This is an extraordinary story that I can recommend to everyone. My rating: /5
Book 29/80 - 'Long live the King! Long live King Laurent of Vere!' ~ The Adventures of Charls, the Veretian Cloth Merchant by CS Pacat
If you're a Captive Prince fan and you haven't read this yet, what the hell are you waiting for? This novella is perfection! I loved The Summer Palace and I was content for that to be the canon ending for Laurent and Damen, but oh man, this short is the epilogue I never knew I wanted. It's so much fun! And there's an actual plot that wasn't what it seemed at first. I wasn't expecting that. I thought this was just going to be random shenanigans with Charls but no, there's a legit plot here that's connected to the unification of the two kingdoms. Charls' pov is awesome. I always liked 3rd person pov stories and seeing beloved characters thru another's eyes and Charl's eyes are amazingly clueless and pure and loyal and hilarious. In this novella you'll find: an undercover mission, a tavern brawl, 2 royals trying to skin a rabbit and utterly failing, an amazingly clueless cloth merchant and a much-awaited coronation. Quite a lot for such a short story. Go read. Highly recommended! My rating: /5