The Bookish Box November 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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The Book(ish) Box is a monthly subscription of literary inspired items. Every box contains a t-shirt and 3-4 other literary items. This month’s box contained items from different stories either written by women or about women. The theme is Banned Books.


DEAL: You can save $3.50 on your first box with coupon code WELCOME or Save 15% on your entire subscription with coupon code HELLO.

I received 4 items in my subscription box. From Appraising Pages a t-shirt, a jar from Appraising Pages, a bookmark from Lexi Olivia, a pouch from Out of Print, and a lip balm from Cherry Pit Crafts.

Something will be offensive to someone in every book, so you’ve got to fight it” – Judy Blume

I’ve notice more and more books ending up on the banned book list that were part of my reading in high school. My favorite book from then has to be Lord of the Flies. I think I have read that book a dozen times and seen the original movie a couple of times. It has been added to the list of challenged books (step to getting them banned). I even saw where they tried to ban Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss for violence toward fathers. YIKES!! Anyway …back to the box. LOL!

My first item is the Eleanor & Park Shirt from Appraising Pages. It comes in a great shade of purple. The quote on the shirt is “He made her feel like she was more than the sum of her parts.” I admit have not read Eleanor & Park but I may just read it soon with that quote. I know most women would love to have a man treat her that well.

My next item is a Read More Books Mason Jar by Appraising Pages. As a southern gal, I LOVE Mason jars! I use them for drinking, canning, and DIY projects. This one had a saying painted on it saying “Read More Books.” Yes yes yes, READ READ READ!!! It is the best way to learn.

How many books have you read this year? What is your favorite way to read a book, an actual book or an e-reader?

How many of you remember having to sign a card when checking out a book in the library at school and then the librarian would stamp it with a due date? I felt like a big person when I got my first library book. My next item captures that same memory. It is a Banned Books pouch by Out of Print ($12). It has a tag that is reminiscent of those old check out slips. What do you think?


It is the perfect size for carrying pencils and a small notepad. Maybe even some makeup. The titles on the pouch are actually on the list of banned books or challenged books.

I also received a watercolor bookmark from Lexi Olivia. I just love the bookmarks! This one states “I read banned books” and it is PURPLE!!! Do you read banned books?


My last item will be great for winter as we all know the wind can be a bitter enemy this time of year. My last item is a Butterbeer flavored lip balm by Cherry Pitt Crafts. Yes, I am a Potterhead as you have read and this was right up my Diagon-alley! It is all natural too.

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I found myself enjoying this box, I hope you enjoyed yours too. Let’s keep reading!

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  • Virginia

    When you mention banned books what are you referring to. Surely these books are not banned everywhere in America?

    I love this sub. Hope to subscribe to it after the holidays.

    • Amy H

      I was referring to books that are being banned or recommended to be banned. In some places the Harry Potter series is banned, Lord of the Flies is on the list for recommended ban along with Great Gatsby, Color Purple, and The Lord of the Rings series. Classic literature up for ban because some may not agree with the storyline.