This week’s plan with me has a fantastic mix of summer and 90’s vibes. I adore this clip art, and super happy with they amount of white space I used in this spread. If you want to see how this spread changes over the week be sure to check out my planning Instagram @unicornwglitter.
Hey friends! I can’t believe we are already in the middle of June! So let’s jump right into it!
I actually got a lot of reading done in July! I thought I was maybe going to get through one book, when I really got through two! Yay! In July I read The Magicians with my friends Bree & Ann, and This Savage Song. In June I read Starflight (which was also an Iggle Bookworms pick) and Four. These are my thoughts…
The Girl Gang bookclub read Fangirl this month by Rainbow Rowell. If you want to join in the conversation be sure to follow them over on twitter.
Q1: Firstly, the obvious, did you enjoy Fangirl? Briefly say why/why not!
I guess. It was relatable for portions, and charming in others, but over all it didn’t mess well with me, and was a bit of an unpleasant read.
Q2: People seem to either love or hate Cath! What did you think? Did you relate to her at all?
This was my first read by her. I wasn’t impressed at all. I thought the concept for her book was really interesting, but it was a bit…whinny? I’m not sure if that’s the right word. I was far more interested in what Wren was up to rather than Cather.
Q3: What did you think of the Simon Snow segments before each chapter? Have you/would you read Carry On (also by Rowell)?
I got really tired of them, really quickly. I understand the concept of why they are there. But it screamed Harry Potter to me, I don’t know if anyone else thought of that but getting hit over the head with it after a while got old.
Q4: What does being a fangirl, fandom and fanfiction mean to you? If anything?
Fangirl=geek. Simple. I don’t totally like that there is a pronoun attached to it, I don’t refer to myself as a Fangirl, simply a nerd or geek. Love different fandoms, but I don’t really get into fanfiction reading. I do however enjoy fanfiction art pieces.
Q5: Gripe time: what issues did you have with Fangirl? What didn’t you like/would you improve?
All of it? haha, just kidding. The biggest thing I would change is the Simon Snow stuff, less Harry Potter, more original thought. I would also give Cather some more friends, no one goes to college lives in dorm and has like three people to talk to. Maybe they don’t have to be friends, but acquaintances at least! Cather’s story was terribly depressing to me.
Q6: Were you satisfied with the ending? Or did you want more closure? Or just MORE?
I was glad it was finally over! It’s the only book I’ve read by Rainbow Rowell, and I don’t plan on reading any more of her work.
Finally, I’m sitting down to write this review, I’ve been meaning to for about a month now. June is my third month getting the subscription, and it’s one of the best I’ve ever had, and trust me I’ve had quite a few!
What is La Papierre?
La Papierre is owned by a super adorable couple (Julie & Denise) who are both active member of League of Extraordinary Penpals, and in 2010 they opened their Etsy shop. Together they create amazing stationery you can buy individual packs OR you can subscribe to their stationery subscription service, which is what I have done.
Down & Dirty Details:
They have different levels, the level I’m doing is the cheapest, I spend $6 each month and get 12 sheets of adorable stationery (6 designs X 2 sheets of each). They also have additional plans for $10 per month (24 sheets, 6 designs X 4 sheets of each) and $18 per month (48 sheets, 6 designs X 8 sheets of each). They also have recently added matching envelopes at additional amounts. For more details click here.
Shipping can sometimes get confusing and expensive, good thing for all North American’s the shipping is FREE! For those outside of North America, shipping is still really reasonable, for the 12 sheet plan will be charged $2 for shipping, the 24 sheet plan will be charged $4 for shipping, and $6 for the 48 sheet plan. To read all of their FAQ click here.
The coolest perk about their subscription service is the referral program. Let’s say my review here convinces you, you go check it out for yourself and decide it’s something you would like to do, if you use JENNIFER WILT as a referral then YOU get free stuff and I get free stuff! (Who doesn’t like free stuff??) Then when you get your first package a) you get a little something extra and b) Your bestie wants in on it to, so they use your name as a referral, then YOU and YOUR BESTIE get free stuff the next month! And it just goes on and on! All referral goodies are a $5 value, so if your spending $6 and have a referral you are getting $11 return in stuff, not too shabby!
Who would this appeal to? Why did I subscribe?
Anyone who writes letters! Or adores stationery! When I first joined IGGPPC I had no cute stationery and was just writing on normal notebook paper (how boring!) eventually I found some awesome stuff, but I wish I had found La Papierre sooner because the designs are adorable and professional, I have paper and new designs every month, and its a good value. I really like the quality of paper, and size of A5, they also now offer matching envelopes, which I’m going to have to investigate more! Also the level I’m getting (12 sheets) is perfect for me, cause I write between 3-6 letters every month so I can use this adorable stationery and other stuff that I have so it’s a good mix in.
If I had anything negative to say at all it would be that I wished the pages were double sided with designs, but that in no way is a deal breaker for me.
Are there any stationery subscriptions out there that you love? Let me know in the comments! Also if you decide to try La Papierre let me know and your thoughts on it!