Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Bookish Goodies Vol. 1

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So, as a book lover and all around literary FIEND I spend a lot of my spare time time perusing Etsy and other online shops for super cool gift ideas...mainly that I want people to buy for me, if I'm being totally honest with you. I mean, who doesn't want a pillow shaped like Jamie from Outlander...or a Harry Potter purse?? Anyway...I thought that in the giant commercial 3 month lead up to Christmas, I would start a regular gift buying guide to help my like-minded bookies (wait, that doesn't sound right?!?) start their shopping early!

Hence I give you....Bookish Goodies Vol. 1

Goofy name, I'm sure. I'll probably end up regretting it one day, but it is what it is...

Well-Read Women: A Reader's Journal:

I think book journals are a wonderful item to have and use regularly. Speaking for myself, I know my retention isn't very good, but if I write about the book I've just read, it sticks longer. This beautifully illustrated reader's journal has a spot for plot notes, character notes, favorite quotes and your 1-5 star rating. You can find it on Uncommon Goods and Amazon for about $14.95.

Currently Reading Phone Case:

Pink is my signature color (Steel Magnolias anyone??) and I think this phone case is adorable. Ombre pink background, pink flower in a mason jar and a shelf of books...what's not to love? There are a lot of bookish cell phone cases, but right now this one is my favorite. You can find it on Etsy for $30.00. 

Novel Teas:

This package of 25 English Breakfast tea bags from Sri Lanka has classic literary quotes on each tea bag tag (Is there a technical term for that little tag? If so, I don't know it).  Tea and literature have a well-known symbiotic relationship for a reason. These little tea bags just elevated the relationship to goal status. You can find them on Uncommon Goods and Amazon for around $13-$16. 

Book Page Wreath:

I have one of these wreaths on the door to my office at the library, and I get complimented on it regularly! The one I have is made from French book pages, but you can find a plethora of different styles on Etsy....from children's books to sheet music. Just search for Book Page Wreaths and prepare to be blown away. This particular one goes for $27. 

Bookish Sweatshirt:

I think this sweatshirt is adorable! Geeked Out Threads on Etsy has numerous literary inspired clothing pieces. This one runs at $22-24 depending on the size and comes in grey or the pictured ivory color. The perfect top for weekend days spent under a cozy blanket sipping literary tea and reading the latest bestseller. 

Pride and Prejudice Matchbox:

PortmanteauPaperCo out of Grants Pass, Oregon has a huge selection of book covered matchboxes for about $3.00 each. I'm not sure why I love them so much, or what I would do with them if I had them, but I seriously covet these conversation piece match boxes. You can find the Pride and Prejudice one here

Burning Books Candle:

You can find a huge selection of book inspired candles on Etsy, but I really like the label design on this one from Hearth and Hammer. Burning books smells of cinnamon, orange and fir...which I think would smell phenomenal. This 8 oz candle goes for $18 over here

Jane Eyre Coin Purse:

This cute Jane Eyre coin purse can be found for $20 in the Sweet Sequels Shop on Etsy, along with numerous other literary inspired coin purses, pillows and blankets. They have way too many cool items that I have favorited, but I'm a HUGE Jane Eyre fan so this particular piece called to me. 

Jane Austen Coaster Set:

This Jane Austen coaster set can be found in the Neurons Not Included shop on Etsy for $22.50. I love the old school classic book style of this particular set. It perfectly matches my leather bound classics collection! 

Oscar Wilde Inspirational Art Piece:

This Oscar Wilde art print can be found in the Lily and Val shop on Etsy for $24-53 depending on the size. They have some beautiful hand drawn pieces, many being in the chalk art style. I love the script style, the beautiful flowers and one of Oscar Wilde's best literary quotes. 

This first installment of my Bookish Goodies series is just a tiny smattering of the items on my GIGANTIC bookish wish list! Do you have any favorite unique bookish items I should know about?? I hope you enjoyed my first curated list...and let me know what you think of my selections either in the comments here or over on my Facebook page

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