It’s time for the next Ninja Book Box.
There’s a lot of book subcription boxes out there but the Ninja Book Box is unique, everything is from independant publishers and the gifts are from indie suppliers and some are handmade too. So much thought and effort goes into each box, it’s really worth buying one for yourself or a friend. Here’s what’s in this quarters box
There’s the usual: welcome note and the spoilers envelope,( reminding me that I can now open my envelope for Dead Of Winter from a previous box since I finished that recently.) A recipe for Sweet Wine Cakes. And the charm this time is the symbol for justice, a weighing scales.
New item: A handmade bookmark with a brilliant quote “If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need” 🙂 This box also had an invite to sign up to get a penpal, I had penpals when as a child.
Also a reminder to sign up if your interested in the summer reading box.
The gifts in this quarters box are perfectly matched to the book. This one is a pack of writing paper and envelopes with a roman theme and the theme name of the box ‘conspiracy by candlelight’ printed along the bottom. This would be perfect for using to send to a penpal 🙂 This is from designer and maker Esther Fairbairn.
I was thrilled with the sealing wax and seal!!! It’s from Stomp Stamps. I love old fashioned writing things, I have a quill and a typewriter already and now can add this to my collection. Also keeping in with the roman theme and handy to seal your envelope to send to your penpal. I love how this is all coming together, it’s great the thought and effort involved.
The ‘mystery gift’ a canvas and easel: the Ninjas are inspring us to “make a tiny piece of book inspired art and share it with us” I love the idea and I have been thinking about maybe having a go and doing a book quote or cover. But I’m not artistic at all so I’m not sure.
So here’s the book published by Duckworth Overlook:
I can always rely on it being a book I would never think to pick for myself but something that always appeals to me and I look forward to reading.
This is definitely a unique book, a crime set in Rome 70 BC. I don’t read a lot of crime or historical books so it’s an opportunity to read something different. 🙂
I honestly don’t know how they do it, I am never unhappy with the choice of book.
This is the final little gift, they made a note to say that it’s not an indie book but second hand and it was just something funny they thought to add to the box and its set in the same time period as the book. It’s a very clever idea!
I left this to the end to mention. My brother loved Asterix and Obelix when he was a child, he used to watch the film starring Gerald Depardieu. I laughed when I seen this in the box because they had no idea about this of course 🙂
Another thing you can always rely on with the Ninjas: you’ll always have some creative present or something different that makes you think ‘how did they think of this’.
I love Ninja Book Box. The first box I bought was last May, and each gift included was relevant to the book- just like this one. Reading the book you realised the significance of each item. You can find my unboxing here: this was one of my early blog posts originally on my blogspot blog. I have just planted the seeds from this box and I recently bought the next book in the series which I am looking forward to reading and also trying the candle now I actually have something to light it with! (yes, it takes me that long).
There’s also a bookclub and a group on facebook and now a youtube channel. If you visit their website you can learn all about them and check their shop for great indie books and gifts.
Hope you enjoyed my unboxing, let me know what book subcription books you love and share your blog post in the comments below 🙂