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Book Crate Unboxing – LitJoy (September 2016)

This was my first month receiving LitJoy‘s book crate and I’m totally bummed because I already have a copy of David Arnold’s highly anticipated second novel, Kids of Appetite!!! I have a copy mostly because I also have NO FUCKING SELF CONTROL WHATSOEVER AND THE MINUTE I SAW THE BOOK I CLICKED BUY BUY BUY.

Anywho–still loved this crate so much!! The cool thing about this particular book box is that they include items associated with the novel. Each bookish accessory holds a special place in the Kids of Appetite‘s heart, and I’m so excited to find out why when I finally start reading.

My TBR list is getting way too long guys, I need an assistant reader to read me my books int he car. And before anyone tries to suggest audio books–NO. NEVER. I. MUST. HAVE. THE. HARD. COPY. IN. ME. HANDS.

Anybody else a total freak about it like me?

Good. (I’m just gonna assume there are so I don’t feel so god awful.)

In this month’s crate we received:


(This book debuted at #1 on the New York Time’s Bestseller List just so you’re aware of its prominence)

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell.
It begins with the death of Vic’s father.
It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle.
The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it.
But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.
This is a story about:
1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey.
2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter.
3. One dormant submarine.
4. Two songs about flowers.
5. Being cool in the traditional sense.
6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards.
7. Simultaneous extreme opposites.
8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country.
9. A story collector.
10. How to listen to someone who does not talk.
11. Falling in love with a painting.
12. Falling in love with a song.
13. Falling in love.

  • KOA wristband

Which I look forward to wearing whilst reading and looking like a total idiot/David Arnold obsessed psycho (did you guys know that my copy of KOA is signed because I actually went to his book signing in Pasadena and fangirled in real life?? Cause yeah, I did that, and David Arnold was totally not freaked out, mostly because there were other girls there who were obviously more fanatical [thank god for 13-year-olds, amiright?])

  • Zipper earphones


Also, these headphones, while totally funky and weird, are also like crazy cool, they zip down the middle and separate into the two separate bud cords… don’t even try to tell me that doesn’t have you deep in thought and thinking shit, I might need a pair.

  • Feather pen, KOA coaster, and lip balm

The lip balm smells fucking amazing, like what you imagine the person who invented Whole Foods smells like.

I’m kind of loling at imagining a teenager pick up the coaster like wtf is this because this crate is aimed at teenagers. Meanwhile, me, 21 years old and all, is like thank god, because I was in need of another coaster.

Obviously the pen. Who doesn’t need another pen and especially one shaped like this? It saves me yet another trip to Staples (and the Staples in LA fucking sucks. You can’t find anything cause it literally looks like the workers took leaf blowers down the aisles… not even kidding. Journals. Everywhere.).

Yay for my first LitJoy crate!! Don’t forget to visit and subscribe quick before next month sells out!! They’re going fast!!






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