So I started getting Owl Crate to diversity my book choices, but I have continued getting it for the funky things inside.

The first item was this month's book: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner ($10.58 with 4.7 rating on Amazon and 4.42 on Good Reads). As always, included was a nice not from the author.

Book Summary:  Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.

He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy.

Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living.

Now I am a little critical because some reviews on GoodReads imply there is a Christian theme in the book and that is not something I am comfortable with in general for my easy readying.

Out of Print Banned Books Socks – Value $10.  LOVE these socks. My pictures don't do them justice but one foot is all the book titles and the other is the same titles redacted. Fun and thought provoking.

The next three items are cute and go with the whole "Writer's Block theme" but nothing I jump for joy over. The first are Bookworm Boutique Pins  ($4). They read: I start a new adventure every time I open a book; let’s live in fictional worlds;I live to read. I read to live. These pins are cute for sure, but Sub boxes in general, What does everyone think we are doing with these pins? Do people use pins in their day-to-day that I haven't thought of? I get a lot of pins lately and I have NO IDEA their purpose? Please if you have ideas hit me up in the comments. The next item was a Kikkerland Quill Pen ($7). It's cute, fun if I am writing with a pen...but I rarely do that now.

The final item was 642 Tiny Things to Write About ($7). The book is meant to help you overcome writer's block by just flow writing. Each page has writing prompts to get you going.

OwlCrate is $29.99 plus shipping ($6.99 to US and $10.59 to Canada) and offers APO Shipping. We were unable to find out if they offer a military discount, but will follow up, but from MySubAddiction, coupon code OWLCRATEMSA10 gets you 10% off.

Overall out of 10 I give this month's OwlCrate a 7 on quality (only because the socks), a 5 on cost (priced at $38.52), 6 on appropriate for me and a 7 on fun!

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