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Why I Decided to Cancel My Book Subscription Boxes After 2 Years

As an avid book lover, I have always enjoyed finding new and exciting ways to discover and enjoy the latest books. Two years ago, I subscribed to several book subscription boxes, excited about the prospect of receiving a new and unique selection of books each month. However, after this time, I have come to the decision to cancel my subscriptions.

One of the biggest reasons for my decision is the sheer volume of special edition books being announced at once. Keeping track of all the different editions and releases can be overwhelming, and it’s becoming increasingly expensive to keep up with the latest and greatest releases. It seems that every other day, a new special edition is announced, making it difficult to decide which one to purchase or even whether to purchase any at all.

Furthermore, many book boxes release the first book in a series, which often obligates me to purchase the rest of the series as it comes out. This can become quite costly, and the pressure to keep up with the latest releases can be overwhelming. I feel that this obligation to purchase the next book in the series can sometimes take away from the joy of reading and feeling truly excited about discovering new books.

Another issue I’ve noticed is that many book boxes seem to be trying to do too much at once. This can lead to quality issues and poor customer service. There have been instances of book boxes experiencing months of delays, incorrect book content, and poor editing. These issues can detract from the enjoyment of receiving a new book and can even ruin the reading experience altogether.

Finally, I’ve noticed that the market for special edition books is becoming increasingly saturated. Many book boxes offer the same book or series as special editions, which can make the experience feel less unique and special. When there’s too much of a special thing, it isn’t very special anymore.

I’ve enjoyed my time with book subscription boxes, but I’ve come to the realization that it’s time to move on. I want to be able to enjoy reading at my own pace and without feeling pressured to keep up with the latest releases. While I will miss the excitement of receiving a new book in the mail each month, I am looking forward to rediscovering the joy of reading on my own terms.