Books Sharing The Love

My Chronicle Book Box Unboxing & Bonus

9th February 2018

And so, I’ve said before that book-mail is the best kind of mail.  But yesterday I GOT THE BEST BOOK-MAIL.

I was a big mope until My Chronicle Book Box arrived, and with it came the sun.

Honestly, look at the bookish grooviness:





And feast your eyes, fellow book geeks.  3 books I DON’T ALREADY HAVE…

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The books:

Murder At The Mill, M.B. Shaw

The Devil’s Claw, Lara Dearman

The Confession, Jo Spain

I got the Crime & Mystery box for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  (See my work with me page.)

My honest opinion:

I LOVE this thing. From the Hermione Granger quote print and the author interviews to the packets of chai and the rose and lemon lip balm.  (Yes, the most ungirly girl on the planet likes the lip balm.)

Each box comes with 3 books (Crime & Mystery or Science Fiction & Fantasy) and other bookish goodies and ideas on what to read next.

I’ve had other book subscription boxes before, but this one just seems that bit more special and personalised.  Like they’re trying to give you a reader experience instead of just offload old books.

They are a UK-based luxury (and I think it shows) book subscription box service that ships internationally.  Extra cool points.

I know what I’m getting for Valentine’s Day!

And as a reader bonus for you, get 10% off  your first box by using the code LEMONADE10.

Thank you to Louise and the team! My Chronicle Book Box unboxing and bonus

Happy Reading!




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  • Reply samfiftysomething 9th February 2018 at 12:51 pm

    What a lovely box of goodies 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 9th February 2018 at 12:53 pm

      I was super-impressed, Sam! <3

  • Reply bluerosegirl08 9th February 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I am also waiting on book mail.Why does it seen to take forever? This is my first foray into book boxes so I’m very excited. Unfortunately this particular service doesn’t offer international shipping which is the only glaring downside so far, I deliberately checked where they shipped becausrv of you.

    • Reply Lorna 9th February 2018 at 8:47 pm

      Is it Book of the Month? I’ve written to them asking when they’re going to start international shipping, ha! Thank you for thinking of me!

      • Reply bluerosegirl08 10th February 2018 at 4:54 pm

        It’s called Just The Right Book. The people behind it have an independent bookstore in Connecticut called RJ Julias and there is also a Just the Right Book podcast they produce.

  • Reply LaurenEph 18th February 2018 at 10:37 am

    Ooh this looks interesting! I will check it out, thanks for the review.

  • Reply anhistorianabouttown 18th February 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I’m still torn on subscription boxes. On one hand? I would love to receive mail/products in areas I love, but on the other hand goes against my attempts to buy less and be aware of the amount of space I have. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to do a book box because once I start, I won’t be able to stop, and I’ve already got 6 hip-high Rubbermaid bins full of books to donate. First world problems, I know!!

    • Reply Lorna 18th February 2018 at 12:39 pm

      You can literally never have too many books!

  • Reply Lindsay | Bookboodle 17th March 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I’m intrigued by this whole book box subscription so am off to investigate. I worry that I’d be stuck with books I’ll never read!
    Thanks for linking with #TalkoftheTown

  • Reply RaisieBay 17th March 2018 at 9:31 pm

    That looks like a lovely treat to me, books and goodies all delivered to your door.

  • Reply shazjera 18th March 2018 at 11:38 am

    My blogging buddy brought me a Bookfulness box for Christmas. LOVED it. Not sure if I would subscribe to one myself but love the thought of one-offs so you can dip in or give as a gift.

    Looks like the Chronicle book box has some fab goodies packed in there 🙂

    Thanks for linking #TalkoftheTown Lorna.

  • Reply Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops 22nd March 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Oh I love the sound of this box. I haven’t heard of it before. I love my bookish subscription box, but this is another one I would definitely try out!

  • Reply kathleenjowitt 23rd March 2018 at 8:24 am

    Looks fabulous – what a treat!

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