Threads is a monthly subscription from Zaavi.com, which is something of a one-stop shop for geeky movies, books, games, and apparel. It’s a simple idea, you get a t-shirt and a graphic novel or book every month. It costs £9.99 per month, with reductions for longer subscriptions. Given the average price of books and t-shirts, this is an excellent deal.
The box is branded, and it won’t quite fit through the mailbox, so be prepared to be in or collect.
There are actually two books in this month’s box!
You’ve got Volume 5 of the Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection. This is actually the third time this book series has appeared in Threads boxes. Back in March #13 was included, and last month (August) was both volumes 3 and 4.
I have to say that this book series is getting a little ubiquitous in geek boxes, and a total of four books from the same series in six months is not ideal. (There were two in last month’s My Geek Box, which is from the same group.) It’s fine if you’re a Star Trek fan, but I think they need to stay away from these books for a while.
The the other hand, the World of Warcraft Official Recipe Book is brilliant! Whether or not you’re a WoW fan, this is a great fun book, which plenty of recipes that are actually totally legitimate and look very tasty. Any book which is both novelty and practical is a win as far as I’m concerned!
This month’s t-shirt is also really cool. The theme/franchise is the movie of The Shining, and any horror fan will recognise the famous carpet pattern from the Overlook Hotel.
It’s also 100% cotton, which is very important to me. I love this shirt!