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Another πŸ“šπŸ“¦ courtesy of 𝐍𝐒𝐠𝐑𝐭 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬! This month’s theme was another I couldn’t pass up. Latinx representation! In horror! Yes, please.β €
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Silvia Moreno-Garcia’sΒ Mexican Gothic is a book that’s been on my radar for a while, and in fact I was considering getting it for this year’s Hallowe’en reads literally the day before getting the package. I had no idea which books were coming in this package, so it was a lovely bit of cosmic coincidence. Would you just look at that cover?β €
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I had never heard of Adrian Ernesto Cepeda’sΒ  La Belle Ajar, but it gets instant points for the title being just an excellent pun. It’s a collection of horror-tinged poems inspired by Silvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, which definitely sounds interesting and deliciously 𝔫𝔬𝔫𝔒 π”ͺ𝔬𝔯𝔒 𝔀𝔬𝔱π”₯, 𝔒𝔱𝔠.β €
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Lots of goodies accompanied these two books. Bookmarks! Author notes! Book plates! Stickers! Coffee! I was particularly glad to find the stickers since I just recently got the urge to cover my laptop with them and these make excellent additions. The coffee I brewed it a couple days ago and it was pretty dang good! You can find all the makers tagged in the photo. β €
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Thanks once again for the neat things and the TBR fodder, Night Worms!β €

As always, you can check them out on their website or over on Instagram .

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Most recent πŸ“šπŸ“¦ comes courtesy of 𝐍𝐒𝐠𝐑𝐭 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬! Was quite excited to finally get this.β €
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For those who don’t know: Night Worms is a monthly subscription package with a heavily-curated focus on horror books and other genre-related goodies.β €
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Horror is not my main thing, although I do have a deep appreciation for it, especially around the Hallowe’en season, as my Instagram feed can attest. But Night Worms has been on my radar for a while now, mostly due to other bookish people being subscribed to it. I would see all the unboxings, and the stuff looked not only top notch, but fun, which I always value in horror. β €
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Fun was what led me to finally make a purchase. Like most other subscription services, they do themes, and the one for this package (June’s) was “The Boys of Summer,” a phrase that instantly invoked the kind of horror that I generally gravitate towards β€” stories like Stephen King’s “The Body” / Stand by Me, The Goonies, and, of course, Stranger Things. Dark coming-of-age tales tinged with nostalgia and whimsy.β €
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Which is totally the vibe the contents of this package seem to capture. Would you just look at that tea packaging?β €

You can check them out on their website or over on Instagram (their account is a lot of fun).