Service Review: Book Box Club

A few months ago, I was overloaded on working overtime and I figured I may as well treat myself — I had been wanting a book subscription box for a while, and I was combing instagram eagerly every month to see the books and contents of all the different boxes as they arrived with their subscribers. I eventually decided that Book Box Club was the best pick for me.

First, let me explain a little bit about the subscription service. You can sign up month-to-month, with the option of skipping a month if the theme isn’t for you, or you can buy a subscription block of 3-months, or 6-months.

What drew me to this service is that they don’t stick with a particular genre. They may send out a fantasy book one month, a contemporary one the next, and a historical one next month. I like the variety and I feel like it makes the box more of a surprise.

So, what do they include in their boxes?

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum – London, UK

Very often, my husband and I find ourselves wondering what to do with our time off. Too much time stuck in the house is profitable for neither of us – I get grumpy and he gets antsy. Most of the time we debate the pros and cons of various destinations for about two hours before finally giving up for the day and deciding to marathon Bob’s Burgers, or we just end up doing the same old things – going to one of the various town centers around us and looking in the same shops and getting a coffee. While this isn’t bad, it gets boring after a while. We leave near one of the world’s leading destinations – it should be more exciting!

Our savior? Southwest Trains has had a promotion on for the past year – 2 for 1 entry on attractions if you travel by rail, which we do. This has been amazing – especially as both of us are penny pinchers. We’ve been able to visit Kew Gardens, the London Zoo, and the London Dungeons, all for the price of one entry. Other places one can visit are some of the royal palaces (Kensington, the Tower of London, and Hampton Court Palace), Madame Tussauds, Westminster Abbey, Thorpe Park, various walks and tours, and there are even some 2 for 1 restaurant offers!

Today we cracked open their promotional pamphlet and my eye was immediately drawn to Ripley’s. I loved the Ripley’s comics growing up – the Sunday comics were one of the highlights of my week, and Ripley’s was one I always had to read. My husband was receptive and we were off! Straight to Waterloo and then the 139 bus to Piccadilly Circus, and it’s right next to all of the large screens. Continue reading