Owlcrate : December 2015

December’s Owlcrate has finally arrived!

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For most people, December is the time of the year where everyone comes together for the holidays.  BUT, it is also the time when people live back all the events that happened over the last year.  With a new year creeping closer, December also brings on ways to GET INSPIRED!

This brings this month’s theme to become : Get Inspired 🙂

Here is what this December bookish subscription box contained for every inspiration need:


When the cute box is dropped off by the OwlPost, this is what you will find:

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…and when you open it, the inside of the box shows you ways to help spread the word of this amazing box!

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Inside will be a card on top of a bunch of frilly paper.  For those of you who are new, this card should not be flipped over.  On the other side contains all of the information on the book selected along with what each of the bookish items are.  This is a SPOLIER ALERT, so whatever you do, do not look at this until you have seen all of the bookish goodies 🙂

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The first item in the box is an item from a company that I have been wanting to get my hands on since I have discovered the book community.

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This is a candle from Frostbeard Studio that smells amazing!  If you are a person who loves to walk into cafes or bookshops with coffee stands then this candle is definitely for you.

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This scrumptious scent brings coffee beans and chocolate to any room.  Even before reading the description, I immediately pictured myself walking into a Starbucks or a bookshop-café.

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Also, it came along with an exclusive coupon code for 15% off a purchase from the Frostbeard Studio website! A BONUS I will definitely be using soon!

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The next item is a cute TO DO LIST from Boy Girl Party.  This notepad is great for all goals that you want to accomplish in the new year!

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Next to the notepad is a magnet from Sandra Vargas.  This well-designed item is to inspire you while looking at an image from the story “The Little Prince.”

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Also contained in the sleeve is a business card from Sandra!

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With every new year comes a new list of accomplished books!  To help bring inspiration from all of the reading, you can keep track of all your thoughts through this reading journal from Penguin and Chronicle Books!

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And finally for the big event! This month’s chosen book is…

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Da Vinci’s Tiger by Laura Malone Elliott is a young adult historical fiction set in Renaissance Florence.


Synopsis:

“Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, she is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to domestic duties. Her poetry reveals her deepest feelings, and she aches to share her work, to meet painters and sculptors mentored by the famed Lorenzo de Medici, and to find love.

When the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, arrives in Florence, he introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers—a world of thought and conversation she has yearned for. She is instantly attracted to the handsome newcomer, who admires her mind as well as her beauty. Yet Ginevra remains conflicted about his attentions. Choosing her as his Platonic muse, Bembo commissions a portrait by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them—one Ginevra can only begin to understand. In a rich and enthralling world of exquisite art, elaborate feasts, and exhilarating jousts, she faces many temptations to discover her voice, artistic companionship, and a love that defies categorization. In the end, she and Leonardo are caught up in a dangerous and deadly battle between powerful families.”


The exclusive bookish item for this book was a really cool magnet set that you can move around to create your own story or poem!

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More Book Information:

Published: 10 November

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction

Pages: 287


I really loved this box, and I cannot wait to get January’s box!  Stay tuned for more bookish posts by subscribing below!

Happy Reading,

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