This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Uppercase Box June’18 Reveal

HI everyone! I am really excited about this months book and can’t wait to show you what it was! However, as you know, we have some other bookish gifts to reveal first.

June Uppercase

First, here’s a look at the bag. Can you guess it? No? Too bad! It was filled to the brim with goodies.

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For those of us who love Harry Potter…. from Juniper & Ivy Designs Harry’s owl Hedwig and the envelope with Harry’s submission into Hogwarts!  OK, I’m guessing that’s what’s in the envelope because, well, it doesn’t actually open. Does Harry receive any other envelopes besides that one? Let me know in the comments! It’s been awhile since I’ve read the series.

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An Invictus poem bookmark by Ink & Wonder. I love these wooden bookmarks. I believe this is the second one we’ve received in an Uppercase Box, isn’t it? I will definitely use this as I do NOT turn down the corners of pages!  Shame, shame if you do!

You can also see the little note we receive every month from Lisa, the owner (and fellow book blogger) of Uppercase. There’s a hint to the title if you can see it, but not long to wait now!  Drumroll please!

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I am loving that the book this month is Save the Date by Morgan Matson. I am in line for it at the library and now have my own signed copy! I also received some Save the Date wedding stickers, which are sweet but will be passed on as a giftee to someone else as I don’t really use stickers…

Save The Date by Morgan Matson (synopsis)

Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

I can’t wait to read it, look for my review soon!

Until next Sunday,

Deb

This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Uppercase Box May ’18 Reveal

It’s time for my May 2018 Uppercase Box reveal! It’s always fun to receive these in the mail…. What’s inside? There’s a little hint of which book I was sent peeking out of the top of the bag. Can you take a guess?
The Way uppercase

I always look forward to the other bookish items that are included in the bag. My favorites are always the socks, and this months were so cute! Little foxes reading books. 5 Adorbs! (family joke, as my mom says adorable all the time. We rank Adorbs on a scale from 1-5.)

Fox socks

There were three Alice in Wonderland patches. Very cute, but as I don’t collect patches, I’ll be passing these along in a Giveaway soon!

Alice Patches

The final reveal! What’s in the bag this month?

The Way pin

The much talked about The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo. And a cute KoBra food truck pin from Fierce Reads that says Love is on the Menu.

Now I know if you are a fan of YA you’ve at least seen the cover of The Way You Make Me Feel, but what’s the book about?

Synopsis:

From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck.

Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind? With Maurene Goo’s signature warmth and humor, The Way You Make Me Feel is a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you’d never thought to look.

Another YA romance that looks very cute and relatable. Who doesn’t remember those summers working your first job and getting your first crush?

This month’s bag was filled with goodies from Uppercase Box!

The Way group

Want your own copy? Click on the link! The Way You Make Me Feel

 

I hope you enjoyed this quick May’18 Uppercase Box reveal.

Until next Sunday!

Deb

This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Uppercase Box- March ’18 Reveal

I had a little package waiting for me yesterday and I couldn’t wait to open it!

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Have I read last months book yet? Nope! However, I have gotten through a few that had been on my TBR. So I’m feeling ok about adding another YA book to the list. I’ll get to that book in a moment. Uppercase Box is always fun because of the bookish gifts that come in the envelope along with the actual book.

Ink notebook

I love collecting notebooks. I actually carry one around with me and write down my thoughts. I have one that I write notes on at book signings and others that I use for my work notes, so this was a useful gift for me.

bookish magnet

There was a cute little comma necklace and a fun magnet titled Bookish. I like to collect these kinds of gifts to include in giveaways on my blog, so I’m going to add them to my stash. 😉

But what about the book? It was one that I’ve had my eye on. The cover is pretty and the synopsis sounds great! Steam-punk fantasy? Sounds different, but I love Gail Carriger novels so have ventured into the steam-punk genre before. Fun! This sounds right up my fantasy loving alley!

Ink Iron and Glass

Synopsis:

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation, where her mother―a noted scriptologist―constantly alters and expands their reality.

But when her home is attacked and her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of young scientists with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology―and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created―and only she can stop it.

What do you think? The book just came out on 2/20/18. Is it on any of your TBR’s?

If you’ve read this novel give me a shout and let me know how you liked it!

Until next Sunday,

Deb

This Chicks Uppercase Box Reveal- Jan18

It’s a new year and just to switch things up a little I’m going to start including a monthly post called This Chicks Uppercase Box Reveal.  I subscribe to a Young Adult book of the month club called Uppercase Box. Yes, I am a little outside the demographic but I got the subscription when I was writing a young adult novel and have kept it because I got addicted to the fun monthly surprise in a box, and a book pick that was not usually on my radar. In addition to some book themed goodies, what makes this subscription so unique is that each novel comes with keywords that you can use to sign in online and interact with other readers, view videos from the author and read tidbits about what the author was thinking when they wrote a certain portion of the book. Behind the scenes insight which makes the reading experience even more enjoyable!  If you’d like more information go to uppercasebox.com and read their blurb.

Now, for the big reveal! When I first open the package, I see an Uppercase Box bag filled with goodies.

Conspiracy bag

There were a few things inside the bag besides the book:  A magnet with a quote from the book- No One Knows But We Will , a typewriter sticker (a little young and sweet for my taste, but great to pass along to a fellow reader), and wooden rocket bookmark. There is a couple of hints in this photo below that reveals a little bit about the book…

Conspiracy bookmark

Conspiracy- Jane Austen card

The above card would be great framed wouldn’t it? It has a nice quote from Jane Austen that reads “I Declare After All There Is No Enjoyment Like Reading”. Amen sister! This is definitely true in my household!

Now for the January 12018 Uppercase Box Book, drumroll……..

A signed copy of A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A Cole

Synopsis: 

Octavia has always dreamed of becoming a whitecoat, one of the prestigious N’Terra scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. So when the once-secretive labs are suddenly opened to students, she leaps at the chance to see what happens behind their closed doors.

However, she quickly discovers that all is not what it seems on Faloiv, and the experiments the whitecoats have been doing run the risk of upsetting the humans’ fragile peace with the Faloii, Faloiv’s indigenous people.

As secret after disturbing secret comes to light, Octavia finds herself on a collision course with the charismatic and extremist new leader of N’Terra’s ruling council. But by uncovering the mysteries behind the history she’s been taught, the science she’s lived by, and the truth about her family, she threatens to be the catalyst for an all-out war.

This is a recent release and I haven’t heard of this book. However, I really enjoy Science Fiction books and think this one sounds pretty good!

Have any of you read this book yet? If so, let me know if you liked it!

When I get it read, you will definitely see my review on The Reading Chick!

Happy Reading!

Deb