DixieDollsGlow - Subscription Box News & Reviews: December 2016 The Attic Box Review

December 18, 2016

December 2016 The Attic Box Review

       

Well, it was about 75 degrees outside 5 hours ago, now there is sleet hitting my bedroom window. What the crap, Mother Nature?! What. The, Crap. Find a reasonable temperature and stay there already! I'm so sick of these crazy fluctuations. At least it's nice and cozy inside my house. Perfect for getting comfortable and opening up December's The Attic Box!

 

The Attic Box by Blue Spider's Attic, who kindly sent me this box for review, is a monthly subscription box that specializes in secondhand books. The cost is $19.99 per month (plus s+h) and is a completely unique experience with every box. Each box includes 3 vintage books chosen around  your genre preferences, a full pot sample of gourmet coffee (or tea if you prefer!(, and several unique, often handmade bookish goodies all curated around a specific theme. 

 

I love the packaging here! This box is absolutely stuffed with gun things to dive into!

 

The December theme is Fantasy & Fairy Tales and the included not tells you a bit about the theme and the items included in your box.

 

Dragon Necklace --- This little beauty is handmade by the team at Blue Spider's Attic and fits in perfectly with the fantasy & fairytale theme!

 

I love this dragon charm! Its very detailed and I like the finish of the metal as well.

 

World Market Holiday Eggnog Coffee --- I'm sold on this just because it's coffee. I'm a bit of a caffeine junkie and drink far to many cups of coffee each day but it's just so freaking yummy! I'll be tasting this very soon!

 

Art Print & Journal --- I adore this print of the rabbit! Honestly you can give me anything Alice in Wonderland themed and I'll instantly fall in love with it. Its a classic and will always be one of my favorites. 

I love this notebook/journal as well. It gives off a whimsical, fairy dust effect with the sparkles and it's a great size to keep in my bag or car.

 

Wooden Magnet --- Obviously the dragon head is a perfect tie in to the months theme. I love that it's a wooden cutout and it's already holding some of my son's artwork on the refrigerator.


These were also included. The black and white one is a photo print that I'm not crazy excited over but the fairy one is my new favorite thing. I used to be a bit obsessed with fairies and this particular one greatly reminds me of the graphic on my license plate back in high school. I love it!

 

On to the main focus: the books. I love that they are all individually wrapped. It makes things so much more fun that way!

 

Ta-da! These are the three secondhand books I received this month. I've honestly never heard of any of these but that's kind of the fun in this, isn't it? They all seem to be in pretty fair condition too. Here are the synopsis' for each book from left to right:

 

Across Realtime by Vernon Vince --- Synopsis from Amazon:

"In "The Peace War" - spheres in which time stands still are developed as the perfect weapon defencce. Ultimately they become weapons themselves. In "Marooned in Realtime" a handful of humans emerge from the spheres to discover humanity's near-extinction."

 

Pawn Of Prophecy by David Eddings --- Synopsis from Amazon:

"Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. 

But Garion did not believe in such stories. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger by those he loved--but did not know...?"

 

Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett --- Synopsis from Amazon:

"Discworld's pesky alchemists are up to their old tricks again. This time, they've discovered how to get gold from silver—the silver screen that is. Hearing the siren call of Holy Wood is one Victor Tugelbend, a would-be wizard turned extra. He can't sing, he can't dance, but he can handle a sword (sort of), and now he wants to be a star. So does Theda Withel, an ambitious ingĂ©nue from a little town you've probably never heard of.

But the click of moving pictures isn't just stirring up dreams inside Discworld.Holy Wood's magic is drifting out into the boundaries of the universes, where raw realities, the could-have-beens, the might-bes, the never-weres, and the wild ideas are beginning to ferment into a really stinky brew. It's up to Victor and Gaspode the Wonder Dog to rein in the chaos and bring order back to a starstruck Discworld. And they're definitely not ready for their close-up!"
 

I think this was a really interesting box with a lot of great finds in it. I can't say that fits my particular taste in books but that's part of the joy in this type of subscription. You get to discover and wade out of your comfort zone a bit. I also love that this box features secondhand novels, breathing some new life into titles that you might otherwise just pass by. I had a lot of fun with The Attic Box and it's definitely worth a try if you are an adventurous bookworm!

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Disclosure: While this box was received complimentary in exchange for a review, it is honest and unbiased. All views and opinions expressed are solely my own. Affiliate links included.