We are Kate and Libby, the founders of Book Box Club.
We met selling books in a cosy independent bookshop back in 2010. We became inseparable bookish buddies who spent our evenings talking books, baking bad cookies, swimming blindly side-by-side (no contact lenses in the pool!) and singing pop ballads together.
Book Box Club actually came about after a late night biscuit-fuelled conversation, that went something like this:
Libby: Let’s do it!
We did, however, create Book Box Club: a journey that would see us sending our bookish parcels to all corners of the globe, almost drowning in turquoise shred, reading the most fantastic books and meeting some amazing like-minded bookish people.
Book Box Club has proven itself to be just as rewarding and as adrenaline-fuelled an epic sailing mission, but with fewer sharks and less seasickness: suffice to say we’re pretty glad we chose books over boats.
I’ve loved books since I could read them, from my first encounter with Harry Potter (on a rainy holiday to Cornwall) I have been on the search for anything to fill that void! Luckily, thousands of books later I have found a whole host of other worlds, other times, and other characters that have got pretty darn close.
I have discovered a love for all types of YA. I love magic (of course), but also dystopian, historical and anything with a good dollop of teenage angst.
When I’m not reading you might find me on an epic family hike, or on my sofa in my pyjamas watching re-runs of Vampire Diaries!
I hold my mum and Roald Dahl equally responsible for my obsession with books. Magical twists, dark creepy characters and epic adventures are still my favourite things to read. I have a soft spot for beautiful language, tricksy narrators, and if a book has a troubled bad boy as its protagonist, then I’m likely to fall in love with it.
I’m a complete fool for a gorgeous cover, so if I spot sparkly foiling, sprayed edges or uncut pages whilst browsing a bookshop, I’m unlikely to be able to resist!