Hook and a Book- April 2017: A Rainbow Beginning!

I’m always intrigued by new subscription boxes, and new subscription boxes that are different from what else is out there? Pretty hard to do in such a flooded market. However, it turns out that some good ideas are still untapped, so today I have a review of a brand new subscription box; Hook and a Book!

I have to start with the book; it’s the book blogger in me! The book in this months box is Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern. One of Hook and a Book’s creator, Maddy’s, favourites. I’ve only read P.S. I Love You by Ahern so I’m really looking forward to seeing what else she can do. Especially with such a blurb as this…

From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as as they’re discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they’re separated. Alex’s family move from Dublin to America – and Alex goes with them. For good.

Rosie’s lost without him. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever – and keep her at home in Ireland.

Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each others lives, but neither of them knows whether their friendship can survive the years and miles – or new relationships. And at the back of Rosie’s mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them apart, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything for true love?

To go along with the title of the book, the wool in this months box is rainbow! That is just such a cute and clever choice. It did have this blue sparkly thread running twisted around it that I didn’t personally like, but I’ve just been pulling it out as I go along. It leaves me with a super soft wool that I love working with/ running my hands over.

And the project of the month? A case for your crochet hooks! Designed by Crochet Dynamite, this really is a must for any crafter, new or advanced. I don’t have a case for my knitting needles and I am forever losing them. Or losing one, which is much worse. Hook and a Book also provides a password to see a full video tutorial of the project! And say you were new to crochet, you’d need the hook case…

… Because you get a crochet hook! Fear not if you’ve never crocheted before, because the Hook and a Book box comes with pretty much everything you need to make the project. This is a good sturdy metal hook to get you on your way. It feels good quality and has so far withstood my death grips of frustration during my bad TV and crochet fun.

And when you’ve crocheted your case, two wool needles to sew it up. This box really has thought of everything.

A nice addition was two Twinings China Rose teabags. I’m a little obsessed with rose flavoured tea at the moment but I’ve never seen this one before. Is there anything nicer than a hot cup of tea while you do some cosy crafts, or sit and read? As C.S. Lewis said; “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

Our score: 9.2/ 10

Overall, I'm a huge fan of Hook and a Book. I think it's a really great idea that manages to stick to a theme and execute it well. I can't wait to see what they do next!

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money8
  • Selection of products9

How would you rate Hook and a Book ?

Rating: 4.0/5. From 4 votes.
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