Thursday, April 5, 2018

Frankenstein Read-Along Wrap Up & Personal Book Box

So as most of you know, I spent the month participating in a read-along of Frankenstein hosted by Stef at Novel Tea Corner on Youtube.  If you have been here for any amount of time you will know that this is my all time favorite book and I re-read it often.  This being the 200th year of it's publication, I definitely had to re-read it this year.  I actually found a copy of the original 1818 version of the text (as differs from the 1831 text that appears in most published versions commonly available) and decided to read this version instead.  

I have answered questions and discussed the progress throughout the month long readalong and you can see those HereHere and Here.   You can see Stef's Video with her final thoughts HERE 

I am not going to bore you with another review of this book but you can see my review in full for this version of Frankenstein HERE and also my review of the 1831 version HERE.

If you don't know this about me, I am a bit addicted to Bookish Subscription boxes, I love all the themed goodies that come in those boxes. Not to long ago Stef at Novel Tea Corner had made her own subscription box for a book she had read and enjoyed, and it inspired me to do the same.  Instead of getting items that I may not like or books I may not be interested in, why not put together a little box of items that I really want, all surrounding my all time favorite book?  So that is what I did, I made myself a little (well big really) Frankenstein Book Box!

So included in my box:
2 new editions of Frankenstein (because I love unique and beautiful editions of this book)
5 bone pens 
A pillow case from Andrew Gordon on RedBubble
A reproduction of the first page from Quest Adventures on Etsy
2 First & Last Line bookmarks from LiteraryEmporium on Etsy
Text Pencil Pouch from Luv2right on RedBubble
Quote Notebook from EliseAbril on RedBubble (with my favorite quote)
Old Books perfume from Apothescary Scents on Etsy
Mary Shelley Tea from Literary Tea Company on Etsy
Mary Shelley Mug from Tami Wicinas on Society6
Title Page Sticker from KMC-Artworks on Redbubble
Sci-fi Sticker from nuraaaly on RedBubble
The Book Was Better Sticker from TheShirtYirt on Redbubble
Bookstack Sticker from Kuhtina on Redbubble

Here are a couple close ups of some of the items

I love this mug, you can see Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein with a creature outside the window!

I love this idea of putting together a book box of items I really want for books that I really love and I may have to start doing this for myself instead of order subscription boxes, though it does take some of the surprise out of it (and it was way more expensive because I wanted so many things).


  1. Obviously I love all these items. I need to do a reread of Frankenstein. It’s been too long.

    1. Haha I figured you would love them! Definitely time for a re-read then, and when better than during it's 200th birthday year?! I seem to enjoy a re-read about every other year.