I love receiving monthly subscriptions. I think it is fun to know I am getting at least one package a month that features things to my liking. I am a huge fan of the Book of the Month subscription but recently decided I wanted to add another bookish delivery to my services. After doing some research (and receiving a coupon code, let’s be real), I decided to dive into PageHabit.
PageHabit has been on the top of my list of subscriptions to try for a while. I enjoy the twist they have with their monthly boxes. Unlike BOTM, you do not get to pick the book that is delivered to you. However, you do get to choose your genre. I enjoyed the idea of knowing I would be getting a book from one of my favorite genres, possibly a book already on my TBR, but it being a complete surprise.
With this month, I went with Mystery. I am going to keep the Mystery box for at least another month, but I think I might switch it to Literary Fiction at some point. If you do choose to switch boxes, all you have to do is cancel your current subscription, then re-sign up with the new box you want to try. Easy peasy!
With PageHabit, though, you don’t just get a book. You get an experience. You open your box and on top is a note, handwritten by the author. How freakin’ cool is that?? I can’t speak for all letters, but the author for this month’s Mystery box wrote a little bit about her process, where the idea came from, and the differences between this book and her debut.
You also receive a few bookish items. For me this month, I received more than the usual (I think it’s around 2 or 3 bonus items a month) due to the coupon code I was able to use when signing up. For my box, I received a Game of Thrones bookmark, a black beanie that has a bookworm tag on it, a small copy of “Rip Van Winkle”, post-it notes (which I have been really needing, so huge thanks for that, Y’all!), and an adorable tote bag!
Now…the book. Well, again with my code, I was able to snag two books. The Mystery choice for February 2018 was The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson. Her debut, The Bookseller, is on my TBR and her second book sounds really interesting. I am not sure I would have picked it up on my own, but I am super excited to have it in my collection and cannot wait to read it! My bonus book was one that I almost bought earlier this week, Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna. I have heard such great things about this book! Also super excited to add this to my library.
Remember earlier when I said the PageHabit box was an experience? Here is where the box gets even MORE amazing: The books are full of annotations from the author themselves! So as you are reading, you’ll come across post-it notes that explain the thinking process behind the scenes, possibly deleted scenes and/or characters, the writing process in general… Any little tidbit that author wanted to share. I find this to be such a unique and interesting twist on a book subscription!
If all that wasn’t awesome enough, PageHabit partners with different organizations that promote children’s literacy. For February, they worked with Books for Africa to donate books to children in Ethiopia.
For $29.99 a month, I really feel like the people at PageHabit take the time to really make this box special, unique, and fun. If you aren’t interested in a monthly subscription, for $49.99 you can join one of their Quarterly boxes (shipped 4 times a year), which is similar to the monthly boxes but instead of just one annotated book by the author, you’ll also receive two more books handpicked by the author for that month.
Overall, I am pleased as can be with this subscription. I am super glad that I decided to try it out and look forward to the box for this month!
If you are interested in checking PageHabit out, you can use my referral link here. If you sign up with that link, you will receive $10 off and I will receive $10 off my next box, as well.