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November 04, 2017

September 2017 Coffee and a Classic Review


So before I get into this, I owe all of you guys an apology for the lack of posts recently. You Dolls know that's unusual for me but I've had some health concerns recently that have kept me stressed. It becomes a bit hard to find motivation when you're in this situation. I'm done with visits to the doc till now though and will soon be lugging around a heart monitor for about a month so that won't impact my reviews like doctor visits seem to do. Anyways, I love you Dolls, I'm sorry for the absence and I'm working hard to get things back to normal here! Now how about we check out what this box from Coffee and a Classic has in store for us!


Coffee and a Classic, who very kindly sent me this box for review is a monthly subscription service for book and coffee/other beverage lovers. They have several different subscription plans available (standard or starter box) and each allows you to choose a genre (classic fiction, classic nonfiction, or children's classic) and a beverage (coffee, tea, or hot chocolate). This review is for the Standard box. The cost for this one is $38.00 per month and includes "a classic book, something to sip on, something to snack on, a bookmark, a coffee mug (usually hand-painted) and 1-2 bookish items based on a theme. This book box is packaged in a high-quality photo box. "


Included you will find a detailed information card listing each of the items you'll find in your box. Also, I'd just like to say that I love the packaging of this box!


The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger --- It has been ages since I last read this (about 16 years if memory serves me correctly) and I think I'm due for a reread! Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

"The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, 
underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep. "


Tote Bag --- If you are a person that can't take just one book with you (like me) then you know how handy tote bags can be! This Holden Caulfield inspired tote is 100% cotton canvas and was made by SMRT Apparel Co.


Bookmark --- A very nice, cute bookmark handmade by Coffee and a Classic. I love the little charm on the end!


Cookies --- How cute are these! Like adult animal crackers! These taxi cab cookies are Kosher Dairy and are made by CitySouvenirs.com.


Tea --- The play on words for this is fabulous. The Catcher In The Chai blend is crafted by Adagio Teas Signature Blend. It's highly caffeinated (yay!) and is a blended black tea with ginger root, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon bark and coconut. 


Mug --- Becase you can't get a great tea without a mug to go with it! This is a large 15oz ceramic mug that is a custom design by Coffee and a Classic. 


Candle --- This Catcher in the Rye inspired candle is handmade by North Ave Candles. It's a Bourbon and Tobacco Flower scent Carmel and vanilla undertones and it smells warm and woodsy but still a little sweet.


Well this was a wonderful box! I love that it's based around classics (which I tend to forget about) and that it's curated to really let you sink in, relax, and enjoy your reading experience! It's fantastic!

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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 in this review are solely my own and should be viewed as such. Post contains affiliate links