Well, the week started off rather nicely with not one but two items of fun mail waiting when I got home from work on Monday!
First up was my #NinjaBookBox.
The Ninja Book Box is an awesome quarterly bookish subscription service. Each box has a theme, this one being GOING HOME.
Each box contains a book related to the theme, together with a small selection of items carefully chosen and created to match the theme.
The books are always from independent publishers, and the curated items are sourced from small businesses and independent makers. This championing of indie suppliers is integral to the Ninja Book Box ethos and is definitely something to be applauded.
There’s always so much to explore in a Ninja Book Box, that it’s probably best that I do a standalone post dedicated purely to my unboxing.
But, in the meantime, if you need a bookish fix; remember code HEATHER15 gets you 15% off orders over £5 in the #NinjaBookBox shop!
Next was a surprise gift:
LUCKY DIP CLUB X HELLO DODO
Mr Crafty actually purchased this for me as a lovely surprise.
I have received Lucky Dip Club boxes in the past, but after taking a baby break, Leona has returned to the subscription market with an update.
I must admit, I was intrigued when I heard about this collaboration with HELLO DODO, as I love their prints.
Inside I found an intriguing soft lightweight item, wrapped in sunshine yellow tissue; and a brightly coloured zine.
When I opened the tissue-wrapped gift, I discovered the most adorable bold flamingo print adorning a fab fabric zippered pouch.
- I adore flamingos
- I love puns
- Summery ice-cream shades are fab
- You can never have too many storage bags
I haven’t decided just yet what exactly I’ll be storing in my pouch; make-up bag or pencil case seem good options but I don’t want the inside to get dirty!!
Later on in the week was Boxcitement day…
Boxcitement is a lovely monthly subscription box which features a gorgeous selection of stationery, jewellery, housewares and decorative items; all curated around a theme, which this month is FANTASY ISLAND.
Again, look out for a full unboxing post coming soon!
The first BookMail of the week was this fantastic foil-embellished, signed copy of INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin.
I received this Sci-Fi Fantasy; likened to Doctor Who meets the Guardians of the Galaxy; as part of a Twitter Giveaway, hosted by the Bournemouth Waterstone’s store .
Time is running out . . .
Farway McCarthy was born outside of time. With nowhere to call home and nothing to anchor him to the present, Far captains a crew on a dangerous mission into the past. When he collides with Eliot – a mysterious, secretive girl, whose very appearance raises questions about time itself – Far immediately distrusts her. But he must take a leap of faith, following Eliot on a race against time, if he is to protect everything he’s ever loved from disappearing forever . . .
A fast-paced, heart-stopping journey that will leave you breathless.
Via ReadersFirst; I received an ARC of Vince Cable‘s debut novel, OPEN ARMS; a political thriller which spans all the way from the parliamentary buildings of Westminster to the slums of Mumbai.
Kate Thompson – glamorous housewife-turned-MP – surprises everyone with her meteoric rise at Westminster. When Kate is sent as a trade minister to India, she hopes it will be her moment to shine. But, embroiled in a personal scandal, she gets drawn into a dangerous world of corruption and political intrigue… Billionaire Deepak Parrikar – head of an Indian arms technology company – is magnetically drawn to the beautiful British minister. But while their relationship deepens, India’s hostilities with Pakistan reach boiling point, causing more than just business and politics to collide. In the race to prevent disaster, can their conflicting loyalties survive being tested to the limit? Open Arms is an explosive thriller which circles from Whitehall to the slums of Mumbai. Cable’s sweeping tale combines unrivalled political detail with international intrigue, desire, and the quest for power. An electrifying debut.
Published by Corvus, OPEN ARMS is due to be released on 7th September 2017, and I’ll be reviewing it soon.
So, that was the contents of my mailbox for the week, did you receive any fun mail? Share in the comments!
Thanks for reading,
Hugs, Crafty xxx
- Although I have a referral code for #NinjaBookBox, I receive this box through my personal paid subscription.
- I also receive Boxcitement via a paid subscription.
- The Lucky Dip Club item I received was purchased as a gift.
- I regularly receive Advance Reader Copies of upcoming releases from ReadersFirst, these are sent free of charge, on the understanding I will read and review them; giving my honest and unbiased impression.
- The signed copy of Ryan Graudin’s INVICTUS I received was won via a randomised draw hosted by the Waterstone’s store.