Hey, there, Tuesday and happy readers! After skipping last week (which was lovely, and so needed), today Finding Wonderland is back with a new meme topic: Top Ten Tuesday November 13.
That Artsy Reader Girl | Top Ten Tuesday November 13: Bookish Items/Merchandise I’d Like To Own
With the merry season of Christmas cheer and giving upon us, this is a fun post for anyone looking for great ideas. Especially if you have a bookworm on your to-buy-for list. (Tip: search Etsy for “bookish merch,” and an entire litany of things appears.) So, today I get to share some of the cute bookish items I’ve seen on the interwebs that I’d actually buy!
As cute as they are, I’m not much of a “trinket” girl. I used to have all sorts of things sitting on my shelves, but as I’ve gotten older with a décor aesthetic, I’ve gone minimal. Less is more is my motto. This is why though I see things that are cute, I don’t like to add “knick knack” things.
Instead I focus more on prints (which I don’t really collect either!) and clothing (that I’d totally wear). Let’s have a look see.
Top Ten Tuesday November 13 | Gift Guide: Bookish Things To Buy!
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1: Amazon Fire | To be honest, I don’t use this much for reading (I am a physical book copy kind of girl), but I do use it for a bookish purpose. What is this use? It’s bookstagram of course. My mother uses Fire exclusively for reading (she loves it); plus to stream the radio, and as a search engine. Either way, it’s a really nice tablet full of endless app possibilities. Only thing is, you will want to replace (or upgrade) it after so long. Trust me, you’ll notice a speed difference. The upside to this is Amazon runs frequent sales.
2: Book Marks | I’ll confess I rarely (if ever) use book marks, but there are so many cute ones out there. Some of my favorites are the magnetic character book marks. What are some of your favorite book mark shops?
3: Books | This is a given, but if the bookworm on your list is anything like me, they probably have a shelf full of books. (I do realize this list is about things that aren’t books.) This makes it hard to know what book they don’t already own. The next best thing? See exhibit 5 on list.
4: Bookshelf Tees | Ok, so this company is no longer in business (*sad face*), but you can find cute tees out there! Whether it’s on Etsy or another boutique shop, bookish tees are always a win. They’re comfy, but still stylish enough to wear to meet a friend for lunch!
5: Gift Cards | This kind of gift seems to unpopular in my family, but I love a gift card. To me it doesn’t say “I don’t care.” It says, “pick a book on your wish list.” Naturally this makes me all starry eyed as I browse for the perfect choice.
6: Story in Cinema | Sometimes a bookworm will enjoy a good cinematic story. One option is with books in the center or a good book-to-screen adaptation. For the former, there’s a bookish heroine in 10 Things I Hate About You or Gilmore Girls; or there’s You’ve Got Mail with its quaint book shop. For the latter, Anne of Green Gables or Brooklyn is lovely. Then, there’s any literary adaptation. (Like the 2005 Pride & Prejudice, which happens to be my favorite!)
How about you? What sort of merchandise did you feature? What do you collect in the “bookish merch” category? I’d love to know all your thoughts!
As the season gets closer, I will probably share another bookish gift guide, so let me know all your favorite shops!
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