A good book and a hot cup of tea is a proposition that sounds really good to me almost any time! Muse Monthly is a subscription service that delivers just that - a book and hot tea pairing!
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The Subscription Box: Muse Monthly
The Cost: $21 + $8.32 shipping = $29.32 per month
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA00
The Products: One book and one hot tea to go with it
Ships to: US and Canada
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Passion Black Tea by The Angry Tea Room - Value $14
I haven't had a chance to try this tea yet, but it smells wonderful. I am always a fan of tea with hibiscus in it. It's my favorite! It's also supposed to be good for your heart.
Perfect Days by Raphael Montes (Hardcover) - Value $17.14 (retail price: $25.00)
When I first looked at the cover of this book, I thought it looked like perfect easy summer reading. People falling in love, tender moments, foreseeable conflict, that kind of thing. Then I saw this promotional bookmark that was included:
Yikes! Here's more from Amazon:
A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writer.
Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver - that is, until he meets Clarice. She's almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. An aspiring screenwriter, she's working on a screenplay called Perfect Days about three friends who go on a road trip across Brazil in search of romance. Teo is obsessed. He begins to stalk her, first following her to her university, then to her home, and when she ultimately rejects him, he kidnaps her and they embark upon their very own twisted odyssey across Brazil, tracing the same route outlined in her screenplay. Through it all, Teo is certain that time is all he needs to prove to Clarice that they are made for each other, that time is all he needs to make her fall in love with him. But as the journey progresses, he digs himself deeper and deeper into a pit that he can't get out of, stopping at nothing to ensure that no one gets in the way of their life together. Both tense and lurid, and brimming with suspense from the very first page, Perfect Days is a psychological thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley - a chilling journey in the passenger seat with a psychopath, and the English language debut of one of Brazil's most deliciously dark young writers.
Verdict: Now THAT sounds interesting! I think this will be another great month of reading and sipping tea for me! I am really enjoying my Muse Monthly subscription so far. The value of the contents total about $31, which just surpasses the cost of the box. Based on the values of most book boxes, that makes me happy!
Note from last month: The hangover tea works!
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