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Welcome to this months unboxing of the book subscription service: Book Nerd Essentials from Misplaced Muse Creative. I ordered it through Cratejoy (affiliate link). The box that I subscribe to is the monthly classic box which includes a book, full pot coffee sample, full sized candle, and a surprise bonus item. They also have this subscription for YA books.

What did I get in my box this month? I am going to share the contents with you here. My review is not for the book or the items I received because I haven’t read/used them yet, but instead will be for the content and subscription experience.


The box arrived in good shape and well labeled.

On the top of everything was a postcard listing the books and candles available in each subscription.

The first item in the box was the full size candle: Goldfinch.

The second item in the box was a Sweetheart Blend Coffee from Barnie’s Coffee and Tea Company.

The third item in the box was a Metal ‘I Can’t Adult Today’ keychain.

The fourth item in the box was a Fit and Fiddle tea light candle.

There were also a bookmark and a coaster.

The fifth item in the box was the book… The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

Here is everything I received in this box.

Check out the unboxing video on YouTube!


What I liked:

  • Everything was packaged well
  • The candles smelled great
  • The coffee packet makes at one full pot (12 oz)
  • Fun and useful bonus items
  • Book was in canvas bag

What I didn’t like:

  • Unknown book selection
  • Paperback edition

Overall Opinion

This is my second box with this subscription service. I love the curation of the box. I’m a little concerned about the book since it is an unknown to me. I am pretty particular about clean reads so I hope this is one. I also wish the selection was a hard cover rather than a paperback. While this one wasn’t as impressive for me as last month, I’m still looking forward to enjoying all of the items in this box.

This subscription service is $36.95 plus $8.95/shipping.

-Loraine Nunley

Unboxing and review of the Book Nerds Essential subscription box for April 2022 #SubscriptionBox @misplaced_muse @cratejoy Click To Tweet

I have found some wonderful boxes. My YouTube channel is full of video unboxing’s if you are interested. I also share my unboxing’s on my sister website for those boxes that are not books.

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