Just recently I received a lovely package from Adam & Chloe (AKA The Willoughby Book Worms) as a sample of their new business venture to provide book subscription service: new hand-selected book beautifully wrapped and delivered to your door once a month.
I think it’s a great gift for that book-lover someone in your life (mother and grandmother immediately comes to mind). You can give 3, 6, or 12 months subscription, there’s fiction set (classic or contemporary), non-fiction, children, etc. You’ll be given a set of questions so Adam and Chloe know about your recipient’s reading taste and preferences and the books will be handpicked by them. For me I didn’t answer questions because they could browse around my blog, and this is what I got:
I have taken interest in the book since it was out (weird? Kafkaesque? seems like my kind of book), and check out that personalized card on the side too, with Alice in Wonderland theme! (you know how much I love Alice)
The only thing I’m not sure would work well is the possibility that the recipient already owns the book. I guess the subscription probably wouldn’t suit book-blogger type that gets dozens or hundreds of books a year. But for the rest of the normal world (aka more casual readers), it seems just perfect. It’s almost like having that bookish friend who sends you book that they recommend especially for you every month. And here’s that bookish friends:
I wish Adam and Chloe the best of luck with their lovely venture!
Please check out their site The Willoughby Book Club.