I love Quarterly Day! Especially when I forget that its coming. They did email twice to tell me it was coming, but when the box turned up in my mail I did a little happy dance.
Once a quarter, I get a lovely package full of bookish goodness. There is at least one book and a few other bookish goodies. It is like Christmas for book nerds!
Here is what I got this time around:
Ruprecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Daniel ‘Skippy’ Juster is his roommate. In Seabrook College for Boys, nobody pays either of them much attention. But when Skippy falls for Lori, all kinds of people take an interest including Carl, the school psychopath. Complete novel is packaged as 3 slim volumes in a box set.
Howard Belsey is an Englishman abroad, an academic teaching in Wellington, a college town in New England. Married young, thirty years later he is struggling to revive his love for his African American wife Kiki. Meanwhile, his three teenage children— Jerome, Zora and Levi—are each seeking the passions, ideals and commitments that will guide them through their own lives.
After Howard has a disastrous affair with a colleague, his sensitive older son, Jerome, escapes to England for the holidays. In London he defies everything the Belseys represent when he goes to work for Trinidadian right-wing academic and pundit, Monty Kipps. Taken in by the Kipps family for the summer, Jerome falls for Monty’s beautiful, capricious daughter, Victoria.” But this short-lived romance has long-lasting consequences, drawing these very different families into each other’s lives. As Kiki develops a friendship with Mrs. Kipps, and Howard and Monty do battle on different sides of the culture war, hot-headed Zora brings a handsome young man from the Boston streets into their midst whom she is determined to draw into the fold of the black middle class – but at what price?
Other fun bookish things that came in the box:
Custom Books Pennant // 3 Pack of Field Notes Notebooks // Read Harder Custom Koozie — You can check them all out in the picture.
Did you get this Quarterly Box? What did you think?