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16 October 2019

Book Box Review: Witches Be Crazy - Fairyloot September 2019

I have been getting Fairyloot for years, so I figured it was probably about time to start reviewing my boxes, as so far I've only reviewed the books like Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha NganFlame in the Mist by Renee AhdiehThe Beholder by Anna Bright and A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer.

September's Witches Be Crazy Fairyloot Box was a mostly fandom-neutral box centered around the general theme. I really enjoyed that it was more theme based than fandom based, as I find that a lot of book boxes do the same few fandoms over and over (I'm not a huge Sarah J Maas fan if I'm honest) and I'm not really interested. This more general approach felt more inclusive, and it means I'm even more likely to use the items. Although with a box this good I was going to use all of the items anyway.


Book Box Review: Witches Be Crazy - Fairyloot September 2019

What was in Witches Be Crazy - Fairyloot September 2019?


So what was in the Witches Be Crazy box? A whole lot of awesome and a book that's been on my TBR since it was announced!
  • Canvas Tote Bag
  • Deck of Cards with Silver Edges
    • Inspired by Charmed, Sabrina, Throne of Glass and Serpent & Dove
  • Fluffy Witch Socks
  • Not Your Basic Witch Enamel Pin
  • Cauldron Bath Bomb
  • Stainless Steel Witch Straws
  • Just As Sane As I Am Sticky Notes
  • Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
    • Signed by the author, with shimmery sprayed edges and artwork on reverse of dust jacket
  • Collectible Tarot Cards
    • The High Priestess and the Ace of Cups inspired by Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Fairyscoop
    • Author Interview with Shelby Mahurin
    • Photo Challenge dates and prompts
    • Sneak peak at October's Love at First Bite theme
There we have it, the contents of September's Fairyloot box. Now, on to what I thought...


Book Box Review: Witches Be Crazy - Fairyloot September 2019


My Thoughts on Witches Be Crazy - Fairyloot September 2019


I think my favourite item was the tote bag, it's perfect for this time of year and I'm currently using it on the daily. It's a great size and well made, big enough for what I need at work and for any shopping I pick up on my way home. I absolutely love the design, it's so cute and quirky and Me.

The deck of cards is definitely coming with me next time I'm away for an evening or two - I do enjoy a game of cards. I'm also toying with using playing cards for tarot readings, although I think I need more time getting used to the cards in general.

The fluffy witch socks are so soft and cosy I can't even. They're super comfortable and cute and they photograph really well on my black and white instagram feed while keeping my toes warm.

The Not Your Basic Witch enamel pin is exactly the kind of pin I'd buy myself. I like the play on common conceptions and tropes, the design is pretty adorable, and it's a good size. It's definitely going into rotation for my denim jacket.

The cauldron bath bomb smells delightful, and although I am a little disappointed in the unnecessary plastic of the cauldron, I will put it to good use as a trinket holder and keep jewellery in it. I really enjoy Little Heart Gifts products and have received things from them before in boxes, and I appreciate their cruelty free ethics.

   

I really like the stainless steel straws, the design is lovely. The speckled spot design, the contrast, even the feel of them is great. They came in a little pouch with a straw cleaning brush and are perfect for keeping with you while you're on the move.

I think out of all of the items, I am least likely to use the Just As Sane As I Am sticky notes - I just don't generally have much use for them I am going to bring them in to work and keep them on my desk for notes and reminders. They are very pretty.

I'm only around half way through Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin and I am really enjoying it. I'm racing through and it's almost impossible to force myself to put it down. I love the design too, the gorgeous end pages, the shimmery sprayed egdes, the artwork on the reverse of the dust jacket - it's an exceptional book.

I'm not sure what I think of the collectible tarot cards - the art is gorgeous, I like how the fandoms change, but they're not consistently printed. I have them all so far and even the colours of the backs of the cards differ so even if I had a full oracle deck.

When it comes to the Fairy Scoop, I always find it an interesting read. I like the interview with the author, knowing the photo challenge prompts and dates ahead of time, and having a heads up of the dates for the readalong. It also starts my hype for the next month's box and I'm excited for October's Love at First Bite box, especially as it's going to be pretty fandom-neutral too.

Overall the September box was excellent. I loved pretty much everything in it, the way it didn't focus on fandoms especially much, and I love that I'm going to get a lot of use out of the items.

5 comments:

  1. Love the tote bag! I'm such a sucker for tote bags!!!

    Xoxo
    Shirley | shirleycuypers.blogspot.com

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  2. This looks a great box! It's disappointing the tarot cards aren't all matching though.

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  3. This looks like an excellent box! I am a sucker for a tote bag no matter what!

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  4. i was v v tempted by this but cancelled last minute for smething witchier

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  5. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying Serpant and Dove, I managed to get my hands on a floppy paperback edition and can't wait to get to it!
    - Kate xo

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