Canadian Book Box: Sweet Reads Box

Complimentary Canadian book box subscription provided for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. 

 

This summer was a quiet one for us, while we usually have a number of trips planned throughout our sunny months, this year we kept things simple and stayed close to home. So what’s a girl to do? Read of course! Thanks to Sweet Reads Box, which is a Canadian book box subscription service, I kept my reading up all summer long. I read on the back deck, in the car, before bed, on a boat, at the beach…… I read to my heart’s content.

From the Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore in June to Pachinko in July I was always in hand with a good book. Then August’s book box arrived on my doorstep and just check out all the fun surprises!

This Canadian Book Box is packed full of fun and useful household items! It’s one of the top reason I love Sweet Reads Box, besides the great book selections of course! The additional items that come in the box to compliment the monthly theme are always spot on and good quality.

August Sweet Reads Box

While it’s fun to read about far off places and big cities, this month’s book gives us something we didn’t even know we were looking for – a peek back  in time of our own Canadian history. 

The book this month is The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie by Cecily Ross 

the lost diaries of susanna moodie

From the Back Cover

An engrossing tale of a woman’s survival in the remote backwoods of the canadian wilderness, drawn from the life of renowned author and pioneer susanna moodie

Teetering on the edge of genteel poverty, Englishwoman Susanna Moodie agrees to leave behind her growing career as a writer to follow her husband from her beloved Suffolk to the backwoods of Canada. It is the 1830s and profiteers are selling dreams along with the promise of fertile land in the New World.

John Moodie, Susanna’s husband, is an ebullient man with a weakness for money-making schemes, and he is convinced that riches await them across the ocean. Though Susanna follows, nothing is what they have been led to believe and they are woefully unprepared for life in the wilderness. While John is a devoted spouse, he is often absent, leaving Susanna to face the tremendous task of survival in the bush alone, with only her sister, Catharine Parr Traill, nearby to turn to.

Susanna’s true story of hardship in a log cabin in the woods is part of our national mythology. Now, in this novel, told through her imagined lost diaries, an unprecedented portrait of Susanna’s inner life is revealed—we come to know the wife, the mother, the sister, the writer, the woman confronting both the wilds of Canada and the wilderness of her own heart.

Part love story, part coming-of-age narrative, this captivating novel brings to vivid life Moodie’s courage, wit and strength, as well as her moments of despair. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie shows how one woman, against all odds and adversity, prevailed and made this savage and beautiful land her own.

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What Else is in the Box?

Each month, you’ll find new and exciting items to go with the theme of the book. With this month’s book being about a young lady from England settling in Canadian wilderness, the box contents couldn’t be more fitting! 

Beverage Selection: Epic Day Organic English Breakfast Tea from the Tea Leaf Company Inc.

Treat Selection: Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread from Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.

Additional Items:

Deer Coasters from F as in Frank Paper Goods Co. – a set of 10!

Blueberries Swedish Dishcloth from Now Designs – 100% natural and machine washable

Wild & Free Dishtowels – set of 2! the forest cabin print is adorable!

Boris Bear Sugar Saver from Now Designs – keeps your sugar from hardening

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How to order a Sweet Reads Subscription Box

 

A subscription to Sweet Reads Box is $54.99 (plus shipping and handling). You have the option of purchasing just one month or you can purchase 3 month or 6 month subscriptions and you’ll see a cost-per-month savings. 

Be aware that the boxes are selling out almost every month so the best way to ensure you receive a book is to order early or go ahead and get the 3 or 6 months subscription. 

Follow Sweet Reads Box on facebook, where they host fun facebook live interviews with authors from past books. It’s a really fun way to chat with others who’s read the book, as well as ask the author any questions you might have.

Visit the Sweet Reads Box website to order and follow along on with @SweetReadsBox on twitterinstagram and facebook.

If you enjoyed this Canadian Book Box reveal and want more, find past Sweet Reads Box unboxing videos and photo reviews, here.

 

Win Your Own!

This month you can enter for a chance to win your own Sweet Reads Box, just like the one shown here! Enter below, open to Canada only, ends Sept 23 2018

Comments

  1. Rosanne Robinson says:

    My favourite item in this month’s Sweet Reads Box is the Wild & Free Dishtowels.

  2. Favourite item would be the book, Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie.

  3. I love the Boris Bear Sugar Saver. What a neat box overall!

  4. Heather Sibley says:

    The book of course! But the Deer Coasters are super sweet too.

  5. Other then the book my favourite is The Canadian Maple Short Bread

  6. I am interested in reading The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie and I like the Wild and free dish towels.

  7. the dish towels are cool !

  8. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie – What a great read!!!

  9. I love the dishcloth!

  10. Lovin’ those deer coasters!

  11. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie is one of my favourites in this box because I really want to read it! I love it all, though. I am a huge book worm!

  12. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I like the Epic Day Organic English Breakfast Tea from the Tea Leaf Company Inc.

  13. I like the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread from Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.

  14. The book is my favourite, but I could also use that brown sugar bear in my kitchen 🙂

  15. Blueberries Swedish Dishcloth from Now Designs is my favourite item by far.

  16. Wild & Free Dishtowels will be admired while I’m eating those Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread and reading The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie. thanks

  17. The coasters look very cute! Thanks

  18. The Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread sounds delicious!

  19. Deer coasters sound wild and useful

  20. The wild and free dish towels are awesome! I love them.

  21. Besides the book, the dish towels are cute.

  22. Aside from the book the Boris Bear Sugar Saver is neat

  23. Martina Junkin says:

    Canadian Maple Short Bread looks cool

  24. The sugar saver amazes me! How have I not seen these? I am forever finding my sugar all stuck in clumps!

  25. I love the Swedish dish cloth! Such a unique product

  26. I love the Blueberries Swedish Dishcloth the most.

  27. Juliee Fitze says:

    My favorite in the book is the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread .

  28. My favorite item would be The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie.

  29. My favourite is the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread from Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.

  30. This box is right up my alley. Love the Blueberries Swedish Dishcloth from Now Designs.

  31. The shortbread… and the book of course!

  32. kathy downey says:

    My favourite item in this month’s Sweet Reads Box is the Blueberries Swedish Dishcloth from Now Designs

  33. Canadian Maple Short Bread looks good.yum

  34. I think my favourite item in this month’s box is the book!

  35. Florence Cochrane says:

    The book and the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread. That Boris Bear Sugar Saver is something I can use too.

  36. I like the Boris Bear Sugar Saver

  37. My favourite in the box is The Canadian Maple Short Bread.

  38. love the .. Wild & Free Dishtowels

  39. I am going to have to say the book…..your review of the book got me interested in reading it…..of course I think all the other things that were also included in the Sweet Reads Box are very cool!

  40. Wendy Jensen says:

    My favorite item in the August Sweet Reads Box is the book! The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie by Cecily Ross

  41. I like the Wild & Free dishtowels. They are very nice-looking.

  42. Belinda McNabb says:

    My favorite item is the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread

  43. Those dishtowels are adorable!

  44. The book sounds like one I would enjoy. The wild and free dish towels are great too! Thanks 🙂

  45. Elaine Buonsante says:

    My favourite item in the box is the book: The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie by Cecily Ross. It looks like a good read.

  46. the canadian maple shortbread sounds delish

  47. The book is my favourite. I remember doing a novel study on Susanna Moodie in high school! This would be a great read!

  48. I love the wild & free dishcloths!

  49. Those maple shortbread cookies look delicious!

  50. Boris Bear Sugar Saver from Now Designs – keeps your sugar from hardening

  51. The book The Lost Diaries of Susanna moodie

  52. Miriam Wilton says:

    i love the wild and free dish towels. when i was growing up my mom always had painted dish towels and they remind me of home.

  53. Ohhh the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread sounds lovely

  54. The Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread sounds delicious

  55. I really love those Swedish dish clothes, so pretty!

  56. The sugar bear! 🙂

  57. Audrey SKINNER says:

    Love the Wild $ Free Dish Towels.

  58. Janis Milford says:

    I love the Wild and Free tea towel, definitely describes Canada!

  59. Aside from the book, my favourite item is probably the Epic Day Organic English Breakfast Tea from the Tea Leaf Company Inc.. Who doesn’t like a cup of tea while they are reading?

  60. I’m a ‘mapleista” so my natural favourite is the Treat Selection: Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread from Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.

  61. My favourite item is the Wild & Free Dishtowels

  62. The sugar saver bear is my favorite, it’s such a practical and cute idea!!

  63. The Boris Bear Sugar Saver is my favourite

  64. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the dishtowels

  65. The sugar saver and cookies would be my favourite.

  66. My favourite item is the dish towels.

  67. my fav are the dish towels so unique

  68. Wild & Free Dishtowels

  69. My favourite item is the Wild & Free Dishtowels.

  70. I’m looking forward to the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread from Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co. I have this brand and are so delicious.

  71. I like them all, but I particularly like the Wild and Free dishtowel!

  72. The book The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, sounds wonderful! The dish towels are so cute too though! 🙂

  73. Sandra Gustafsson says:

    The book of course!

  74. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    The book sounds nice and I would enjoy the treat of Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread from Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.

  75. Karin Dollery says:

    I would say the Boris Bear Sugar Saver. My brown sugar always goes hard even in a container. I have used toast in the past but crumbs become an issue lol

  76. Cassandra Kazlovskis says:

    Love the Sugar Saver – so cute!!

  77. The bear sugar saver , very cute!!

  78. The best thing for me would be the book!

  79. I love the dishtowels. They are cute 🙂

  80. joanne darrell says:

    The Lost Diaries book is my favourite item.

  81. Susanna Moodie’s Diaries. I’ve always wanted to read them.

  82. Darren Scrubb says:

    Epic Day Organic English Breakfast Tea from the Tea Leaf Company Inc. is my choice.

  83. All great idems but I’d love the Tea and shortbread combo.

  84. I like the Epic Day Organic English Breakfast Tea

  85. My favourite item from this month’s box would have to be the book, though the tea and shortbread sound lovely too!

  86. The whole box looks interesting!

  87. Linda Svarovsky says:

    My favourite item is the deer coasters

  88. I love the Wild & Free dish towels!

  89. I like every item in sweet box

  90. The Book Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie sounds wonderful

  91. Cathy Balogh says:

    Other than the book it would have to be the dish towels.

  92. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d have to choose the book…I’m an avid reader

  93. Lori Rutherford says:

    I also would have to choose the book, but a close second would be the Wild & Free Dishtowels

  94. I would most enjoy the book Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie.

  95. I love the idea of receiving cookies and tea that match the book. I would enjoy my tea and cookies while reading the book! Very cool idea.

  96. My wife reads 24/7 as a retired senior so I know she would love to read The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie

  97. I’d be most excited to receive the book The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie but I’m fascinated by he dishcloth as I’ve never seen one like that before.

  98. Marc-Andre Taillefer says:

    I like the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread from Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.

  99. Besides the book fave items are the cookies and I like the tea towels

  100. Julie Bolduc says:

     I like the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread

  101. I would love the sugar saver!!

  102. Clare O'Brien says:

    My favourite item is the tea! Perfect for the fall 🙂

  103. Bailey Wilson says:

    The tea and shortbread and of course the book! Nothing better than tea and cookies with a good book.

  104. Rianna mcgarry says:

    I love the deer coasters!

  105. Those Wild & Free dish towels are just the best!

  106. I really like the dishtowels and dishcloth.

  107. I like the Wild & Free Dishtowels.

  108. Favorite item is the book of course.

  109. The lost diaries of Susanna moodie looks like a fantastic read!!

  110. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I love the dish cloth/towel.

  111. The Book – Lost diaries of Susanna Moodie

  112. My favourite item would be The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie by Cecily Ross

  113. The sugar saver

  114. Gillian Morgan says:

    My favourite item is the Blueberries Swedish Dishcloth from Now Designs.

  115. My favourite item is definitely the book but other than that I would say the dish towels are very cute .

  116. I love the Wild & Free Dishtowels – the design is so great! Although it was hard to pick just one item!!

  117. The book looks like one I would enjoy. The lost Diary of Susanna Moodie

  118. I like the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread

  119. Erica Seaman says:

    I think the Blueberries Swedish Dishcloth from Now Designs is gorgeous.

  120. A Sweet Reads subscription is at the top of my Christmas wish list. They seem like so much fun to receive.

  121. I really like the Boris Bear Sugar Saver from Now Designs. It is one of those small things that we never thought about but makes so much sense and very useful.

  122. I like the dishcloth!

  123. I love the print on the dishcloth.

  124. Stephanie Black says:

    I love it all but if I had to choose my favourite would be the Wild and Free dishtowels.

  125. The Blueberries Swedish Dishcloth from Now Designs is my favourite item in this month’s box!

  126. Nicole Jubleew says:

    My favourite non book item is the Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread from Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.

  127. The dish towels.

  128. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    The Canadian Maple Short Bread sounds delicious

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