Etsy Blind Dates with Books #2

Etsy Blind Dates #2: Be Good To Me Book Box

Anyone who has been following this blog for a while knows that I have an ongoing feud with the shipping costs in Canada. The TLDR of it is that it’s super expensive to ship within Canada. If you’re on a budget and want to give yourself a treat, then it can feel like your options just aren’t there. Who wants to buy a book box where the shipping is most of the cost?

More traditional book boxes have failed me, so I started looking in other places. Etsy was a really good find. While the shipping costs can still be out of control, there’s a lot of variety there if you’re willing to do the digging. And if you’re not willing to do the digging? That’s what I’m here for~.

Continuing on my Etsy journey, was a box from Be Good to Me. I decided to go ahead and buy the deluxe box for $58.37.

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Etsy Blind Dates with Books #1

Etsy Book Blind Dates #1: Marys Makes and Mends

Real talk for a second now, I’ve been disappointed with traditional book boxes. I know it’s old news, but I hate the shipping costs to Canada. A lot of times I’ll try to go order from the States and find out that it costs more to ship than the actual package does. Especially with the dollar not where we’d want it to be, it’s so expensive to get book boxes and I had to cancel a lot of my subscriptions.

That left this hole in my heart though. I really looked forward to getting a subscription box and with the world in a global pandemic, those little moments of joy were needed more than ever.

So I turned to Etsy.

Send help, I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole. Etsy has so many interesting mystery boxes on it and I wanted to try out some new ways to get interesting boxes. First for myself, and then in the future for gifts.

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Life's Library Bookclub and Subscription Box

Life’s Library Bookclub Subscription Box Review

There are a lot of perks to being Canadian, but shipping costs aren’t one of them. I’ve spoken about shipping costs and book costs in general before, but the TLDR of it is that it’s basically very expensive. If you’re on a budget and want to give yourself a little treat, your options are limited. But now? They’re a little less limited. It’s time to check out Life’s Library Bookclub.

It’s a hidden little gem that should be blowing up, but thanks to limiting its membership and only relying on word of mouth, it’s relatively unknown in the bookish space.

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