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The Literary Box #3

Time for another Quarterly Co. Literary Box!

Literary Box #3

This box was curated by author Kayla Rae Whitaker. It includes:

  • Kayla Rae Whitaker’s novel The Animators with author notes included. She says that she wrote the novel because “I wanted to read a story about women making things with ferocity and obsession and discipline.”
  • The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson – a memoir and book about identity, gender, and family
  • The Annie Year by Stephanie Ash
  • A box of colored pencils
  • A bookmark designed by cartoonist Julie Doucet

The Literary Box #2

Let’s check out this new box of literary miscellany.

The Literary Box #2

This box, curated by Britt Bennett, contains:

  • Britt Bennett’s debut novel, The Mothers
  • Sula by Tori Morrison
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay We Should All Be Feminists
  • The Pride & Prejudice blend tea from First Edition Tea Co.
  • A light-refracting window decal
  • Mug with custom quote from The Mothers

Interested? You to can subscribe and get bookish accoutrements delivered to your home.

The Literary Box #1

Yay! A new Quarterly Co. box filled with bookish fun has arrived. Let’s take a look inside…

The Literary Box 1

This box curated this quarter by Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada includes:

  • Lauren Weisberger’s new novel The Singles Game
  • Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Cool sunglasses
  • A package of straws to go with the recipes for The Singles Game mixed drinks

Interested? You can subscribe and get similar goodies every 3 months!

Book Riot Quarterly Box #10

Here it is… the final Book Riot Quarterly Box. The theme is travel and it includes the following goodies:

Book Riot Quarterly Box 10

  • Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere by André Aciman – A collection of essays about what it means to travel, what drives us to travel and what we seek.
  • An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie – The book, part memoir, part cultural anthropology, recounts the ten years that Kpomassie spent traveling through Africa and Europe on his way to Greenland.
  • Literary Quote Print
  • Flight001 Toiletry Bag & Document Holder – A reusable, TSA-approved toiletry bag and document holder.
  • Coloring Page

Book Riot Quarterly Box #9

It’s that time again… time to look at another box of goodies from Book Riot & Quarterly Co.

Book Riot Quarterly Box #9

As you can see, this box contained all sorts of awesome bookish tidbits:

  • Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam with a bonus postcard from one of the characters
  • Dryland by Sara Jaffe also with a bonus postcard from one of the characters
  • A Make Reading Great Again Hat
  • Novel Teas for the cold weather
  • Merriam-Webster’s 365 New Words-a-Year Page-a-Day Calendar (which I am already immensely enjoying, for example, today’s word is hachure (v.) – to shade with or show by short lines used for shading and denoting surfaces in relief, as in map drawing, and drawn in the direction of slope. And now we’ve all learned something new!)

You can subscribe to get your own box at https://quarterly.co/products/book-riot and then you would be learning awesome new words, too!

Book Riot Quarterly Box #8

Time to take a peek at another box of bookish goodies…

Book Riot Quarterly Box 8

Inside this quarter’s box I found:

  • Skippy Dies by Paul Murray – This novel opens with 14-year-old Skippy dying and then flashes back and forth to show life at Skippy’s Dublin boarding school.
  • On Beauty by Zadie Smith – I’ve heard many good things about this novel featuring an interracial family from England having to deal with life in a small college town in Massachusetts.
  • Custom Books Pennant – A Book Riot colored felt pennant which I, of course, promptly attached to my bookshelf.
  • 3-Pack of Original Field Notes Notebooks – 3 pocket-sized notebooks for all your note-taking needs.
  • Read Harder Custom Koozie – For the frosty beverage of your choice when you are reading.

Get yours at https://quarterly.co/products/book-riot and you won’t have to live vicariously through me. =)

Book Riot Quarterly Box #7

Time to un-box another round of goodies from Book Riot’s Quarterly Box.

Box containing items from Book Riot Quarterly Box 7


This quarter’s box contains:

The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon: A near-ish future cyberpunk novel where handheld technology has replaced all printed word. A few brave word lovers are trying to finish the final edition of the North American Dictionary when their editor goes missing. The box also contains a special note written by the author detailing some events after the end of the book.

Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson: A book that provides a counterargument to the notion that the internet is ruining civilization. It details how technology allows us to think more creatively and be more connected.

Grid-It Organizer

Pop Chart Lab Literary Genres Map: A flow chart showing the distinctions between different literary genres. So I can finally figure out the difference between apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic and dystopian science fiction.

As always, you can go to https://quarterly.co/products/book-riot to sign up for your own Book Riot Quarterly Box!



Book Riot Quarterly Box #6

Yep, it’s that wonderful time again… a new Book Riot Quarterly Box! Let’s see what’s in this quarter’s box.

Book Riot Quarterly Box 6

This box of goodies contained:

Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older – a novel set in an alternate-future New York City filled with supernatural beings. It also included an exclusive bookmark drawn by the author.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande – a nonfiction book about aging, Being Mortal, has been on the bestseller lists for many weeks. It talks about growing older and end of life decisions. I was especially pleased to discover this book in the box, as I’ve been wanting to read it.

#booksandbooze flask – a nifty little bookish flask to hold your beverage of choice (whether booze or not)

Library Card Notebook – a nice notebook to record bookish thoughts, maybe your TBR list or to take to class

As always, you can go to https://quarterly.co/products/book-riot to sign up for your own Book Riot Quarterly Box!

Book Riot Quarterly Box #5

Let’s take a peek at the last Book Riot Quarterly Box of 2014…

Book Riot Quarterly Box #5

This quarter’s box of goodies included “Mr. Fox” by Helen Oyeyemi, Ms. Marvel Vol 1: No Normal (which I’m super excited about), a BOOKS knit beanie hat to ward off the cold, Litographs temporary literary tattoos and Shakespeare Candy from Archie McPhee.

If you’d like to get one of these boxes every quarter, click here to sign up.

Book Riot Quarterly Box #4

Yay! It’s Book Riot Quarterly Box time! Check out the haul…


This box includes:

  • “What We See When We Read” by Peter Mendelsund – A fully illustrated book about the readerly experience. It is about the feeling you get when you read a sentence that describes a character and begin seeing that character in your mind. Sounds fascinating and I’m looking forward to reading it.
  • “The Salinger Contract” by Adam Langer – A fast-paced literary thriller about the power of stories to inspire and the relationship between author and reader.
  • Custom Literary Quote Print from Obvious State – Created exclusively for this Quarterly box. I really do think paradise will be a library. =)
  • My Name is Inigo Montoya Button – advertising Cary Elwes new book chronicling behind-the-scenes on the set of “The Princess Bride” which I will probably be reading at some point. It’s called “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.”  You keep using that word…
  • Read Harder Water Bottle – For that hardcore reader 😉
  • Read Sticker

If you’d like to take part in the quarterly fun, click here.