Sunday, November 5, 2017

My Horror PageHabit Unboxing

PageHabit Unboxing

I've wanted to subscribe to a monthly box for a long time now. I've watched many unboxings on Youtube and scrolled through many blog unboxings to see which company I think would be best for me.

One that seemed to stay at the top of my list was PageHabit.

What is PageHabit?  
PageHabit is a subscription that offers monthly or quarterly boxes where you pick your genre. The box features a new book release along with sticky-note written annotations from the author and some bookish goodies. Further, with every box purchased, a donation is made to support children's literacy!

When I got an email from PageHabit, informing me that a spot had opened up for me when another person who had entered the 365 Days of Books Giveaway didn't claim their prize, I just couldn't pass it up! I immediately jumped over to their website and ordered the Horror box. 

Please note- my unboxing includes the extras that I won with this giveaway: ONE bonus hardcover book and ONE additional quirky bookish good.

Now, let's get into the unboxing!

My Horror PageHabit Unboxing

When I finally saw my box come in the mail (I'm impatient, I can't help it!), I was so excited! So, when I opened the box, this is what I saw:


I was incredibly excited to see the "If you can read this" socks! I may have squealed a little bit out of excitement there... 

Right on the top, there were three small bookish items that I'm really looking forward to reading through. One is a letter from the author of the featured book, the second item is extra content from the featured book, and one is a short story:

PageHabit bookish items

The featured book was The Murders of Milly Southourne by Tade Thompson, and the extra book that was included through the contest was The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale.

Milly Southourne by Tade Thompson and The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale

There were also a few smaller items including a bloody handprint shower curtain, a pumpkin keychain, a bookmark, and a PageHabit Library card pillowcase. While I thought that these items are cute, they're not all things that I will be keeping. I may keep the shower curtain for the next Halloween season, but I'm not sure yet. I would have LOVED the pillowcase if I had still been in high school or early college, but I now need to have my bedding match...

Here's everything that was in the box. And yes, I know I put the socks in the wrong order, ha! 

My Horror PageHabit Unboxing

So, what did I think?
I did enjoy this unboxing. It was fun not knowing what I was going to see next. My favorite item by far was the socks! I'm also really excited to read the two books. Overall, I thought the "bookish items" were alright. However, for a horror box, I was pretty unimpressed by the additional items.

However, as a whole, I don't think I can justify paying for another month. Especially where our budget is incredibly tight for the upcoming wedding... But I'm really glad I took the chance with this subscription box!


Thanks for reading!
Have you ever gotten a monthly subscription box? If so, what did you think?

14 comments:

  1. I love book-boxes! I'm totally addicted to the Dutch Celebrate Books Boxes. They contain English books once in a while and I can't help myself... I'd love to write a post about an unboxing, just like you did.

    The socks are awesome!

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    1. You totally should! I'd love to see it! :)

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  2. I get the monthly Page Habit horror box but am getting ready to cancel. I love that they donate books to impoverished countries, but I don't think the box is really worth the money. I subscribe to Nocturnal Readers box and with it, I always feel like I get more than my money's worth. I will use the pillow case for a throw pillow in my library and I'm sure my husband will have some use for the shower curtain. I also had fun scaring the dogs with the pumpkin key ring.

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    1. hahahah! I love it! :) I'll have to check out the Nocturnal Readers box someday soon! :)

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  3. I've never really ordered a monthly subscription box but I'd love to! It looks really fun and exciting!
    Plus, I really love the socks.

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  4. Interesting subscription! I have yet to find one that I like. I'm not sure about this one....
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    1. Yeah, this was a bit of a bummer. I'm thinking about trying The Bookish Box next, when my budget allows :)

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  5. I love these boxes! I saw your Instagram post and had to come over to see what you got. I've never had one as the really good book-boxes (that I know of) cost the same in postage as they do to buy - to send them to the UK. Such a shame!

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    1. Ooofh. Yeah, shipping is crazy!! I saw someone in one of my reading groups asking for great UK boxes, and everyone was stumped. Hopefully someone jumps on that soon!! I'm sure the market would be great!

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  6. I like the idea of subscription boxes like this, but like you, I don't know that I could justify the cost when half the stuff in it wouldn't be useful to me. I would like getting the books, and the socks are cute, too.

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    1. Yeah, it's definitely a tricky situation. I'm also not a fan of clutter, so I would need to really LOVE the items in order for me to keep them.

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  7. This looks pretty cool - I'd love to try something like this in the future!

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    1. Definitely!! :) I think the key is finding a box subscription that is a good fit with you.

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