Book Haul: Book Nerd Mail #94 – Owlcrate Edition

book nerd mail

Stacking The Shelves (or what I like to call BOOK NERD MAIL) is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks. Join the book haul meme at Tynga’s Reviews.


Received from


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic poster

A Darker Shade of Magic button

Game of Thrones figurine

Crafted Van Fantasy bookmarks

Emchanted Unicorn Bandages

  • OwlCrate is run by a couple from Vancouver, Canada.
  • Every month will have a unique theme, and both the book and the items in the box will revolve around that theme. They announce the themes on the 15th of the month prior.
  • Plans start at $29.99 USD plus shipping each month, but you can save a bit of money by selecting 3 or 6 month plans.
  • Each box contains a newly published hardback book, 3-5 bookish items, as well as some exclusive items from the author of the book.
  • The theme for the next box (shipping April 20th) is “All The Feels”.
  • For more info visit


  1. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    March 31, 2015 at 1:36 AM

    I love the idea of this, but just can’t afford it/don’t need to add books. But it is so neat and I love seeing people who do subscribe show what they’ve received.
    Check out my Sunday Post

  2. downrightdystopian

    March 29, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    I definitely need to check out Owlcrate! I loev how there are now book boxes that you can get in the mail. It is just the collest thing!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    • giselle

      March 30, 2015 at 1:28 AM

      Sure is! It’s like a surprise every month. I love the name too because it references Harry Potter

  3. The Cover Contessa

    March 29, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Nice! I love anything Victoria Schwab. I won a copy of this book a while back! Enjoy! My STS

    • giselle

      March 30, 2015 at 4:48 PM

      Yeahh I can’t wait to start it! Her writing is so great

  4. Zen DiPietro

    March 29, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    That’s adorable. I’ve seen a lot of subscription services popping up but that package looks like a lot of presents. 🙂

    • giselle

      March 30, 2015 at 1:27 AM

      Yeah me too. There’s a lot of them but I think this is the best YA one so far

  5. Kim (getkimreading)

    March 29, 2015 at 1:37 AM

    I was really excited to get my box this month. I was thrilled with the book choice and getting John Snow as my little figurine. Unfortunately with the Canadian dollar being so low (and only getting worse) this box cost me over $50, so I am unsure if I will continue once my three month subscription runs out.

    • giselle

      March 30, 2015 at 1:26 AM

      Yeah it’s so cute! I like how the figurines are all different too. It’s true, quite expensive but in a way it’s worth it b/c you get books straight your mailbox

  6. Monica

    March 29, 2015 at 12:48 AM

    I really, really want to pick up A Darker Shade of Magic. Everyone that I follow absolutely loves it. Also, owlcrate is the best of the subscription boxes that I’ve seen because it’s more than just books. I’m excited to see what you think about ADSOM.
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

    • giselle

      March 30, 2015 at 1:25 AM

      I heard! Everyone I know has loved it so far. So excited for it. YEAHH! They have bookish goodies lol

  7. Princess Grace (@princessgrace10)

    March 28, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Such a great idea for a subscription service. I do like the poster. The figurine is so cute.


    • giselle

      March 29, 2015 at 12:21 AM

      Sure is! YA books every month? Sign me up!

  8. Carina Olsen

    March 28, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Oh my gosh! The precious! Oh, how I wish I could get an OwlCrate 🙂 Such an amazing box this month. <3 I really hope you'll love it all sweetie 🙂 Happy reading Giselle. <3

    • giselle

      March 29, 2015 at 12:20 AM

      Isn’t it cute?! I’m so excited to read A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC. I’m really curious about next month’s box too. Thanks Carina!

  9. Sophia Rose

    March 28, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    That’s a neat concept with the themed boxes. It would make a great gift to a booklover if you live far from them.

    • giselle

      March 29, 2015 at 12:19 AM

      Yeah definitely great for people who can’t get to a book store easily

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