Archive for ‘Show Your Love Of Books’

November 9th, 2010

Show Your Love of Books ~ Inspired by Books Edition

by Gwen

Ack, Christmas is coming! Now, as much as I would love to give everyone books, that just isn’t going to fly with most of them. Don’t get me wrong, a few of them can read….they just haven’t found the joy of reading like you and I have.

Never one to give up the ghost, I am shopping for gifts that they will actually use & appreciate, but are still true to my innate bookishness. How about gifts that were inspired by books? Yeah, that sounds like a plan.

Snow White

Snow White Inspired Broach, by This Years Girl, $21.50

19th Century Gentleman

Austen Inspired T-Shirt, by  BookFiend, $16

Love is

Love is a Book 8 X 10 Print,  by Nan Lawson Illustration, $16



Secrets Body Spray Inspired by The Thirteenth Tale, by Latherati, $8


I just have to say this, Latherati is the coolest etsy store ever! Every one of their bath & items are inspired by books.

What sort of things are you wrapping up for your less than bookish gift recipients?



October 16th, 2010

Show Your Love of Books ~ The Great Kindle Cover Search

by Gwen

I have had my Kindle for about three weeks and yes, I know that I should have been telling you what I thought about it. The thing is, I am not sure yet. It doesn’t do what I thought it would do and I am learning to utilize it in its own way, as opposed to my way. (I can never remember the grammar rule, should that have been “it’s” ???)

I will get to my thoughts at a later date, but I have learned one important thing. It needs a cover. It has been out of the house three times so far and I was always worried about scratching it or something. Did you have to do that child rearing project in high school where you carried around an egg to symbolize a baby? Or do you at least know what I am talking about? That is how I feel carrying the Kindle around. It needs a car seat or at least a protective onesie.

And so we begin the Great Kindle Cover Search on Let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy. Most of them are sleeves, which are great I’m sure. Still they don’t protect your kindle while using it and honestly, the last thing I need is another case to keep track of while I am out and about. Let’s see, there’s the backpack, the camera, the camera case, my wallet, suitcase if necessary, with the liquid stuff in its own ziploc bag, you see where I am going with this?

I want a cover that stays on.

Alexander Henry Cover

Alexander Henry Cover, by Britgal Designs, $30 Love the fabric

Encyclopedia Case

The New Educator Encyclopedia Case, by Vintage Covers, $27.50 Recycled!

Courdoroy Cover

Oliver Twist Corduroy Cover, by Dana Designs, $13.50 Bargain!

Chinese Ornament

Chinese Ornament Case, by Cover 2 Cover, $24 

So what did I decide on? I cheated. Here is what I bought.

Padded Pattern

Padded Cover Pattern, by Birdful Stitches, $6

I have tons of fabric that I love and am not to bad with a sewing machine, so why not get exactly what I want by making my own? Wish me luck!


Don’t forget, I have two Giveaways going right now. The Lucifer Code Giveaway ends Tuseday, October 19th at 11:59 PM and the Pillsbury Pie Giveaway ends Wednesday, October 20th at 11:59 PM. Enter or I will feel that no one loves me:(


September 2nd, 2010

Show Your Love of Books ~The Bookcase

by Gwen

Still waiting on my Kindle and the books continue to float through my door in paper form. That means that I am shopping for bookcases this week.

Stacked Cabinet No.1

Stacked Cabinet No.1, from Artful Home, $3,885

I love “odd” pieces of furniture and this one I LOVE, but this is a bit out of my price range.

Monticello Library Stand

Monticello Library Stand, from The Thomas Jefferson Monticello Collection, $333

Much more affordable and supports history.

Canoe Bookcase

82” Canoe Bookcase, by Millsriver Canoe Shop, $745

I have always wanted one of these, but it really doesn’t fit my decor.


Tuscan Center Bookcase, Ballard Designs, $799

This actually matches the rest of the furniture in the room, but matchy-matchy is so boring!


Still deciding,


August 24th, 2010

Show Your Love of Books ~ The Journal

by Gwen

My mom bought me an early birthday present a few weeks ago. A Kindle!! Wait. Don’t celebrate yet, it is still on backorder. Isn’t that just the worst? I think Dante should have added another circle of you know what for things that are backordered.

Moving on, the journal was a big hit last week, so let’s go with that. Do you journal or keep track of your books on paper?

Devilish Leather Journal

Devilish Leather Journal, by Kreativlinks, $47

12th Night Journal

12th Night Journal, by Immortal Longings, $35

Vintage Envelope Journal

Vintage Envelope Journal, by Monorail, $20

Handsewn Notebook

Hand Sewn Notebook, by Wee Bindery, $29

I do keep a little book with a list of books that I have read, just title, author, and year published. I don’t know about you, but I have had too many computers crash to trust such an important things not to have an old school list. I also journal off and on.


August 18th, 2010

Show Your Love of Books ~The Library

by Gwen

Yesterday, I posted my review of Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library and today that got me thinking of the cool library inspired finds I have collected lately.

So, without further ado…..


Be Kind To Books WPA Print, by Roosevelt, $15


Library Card Notebook, by Crab Apple Designs, $6


Librarian Charm Bracelet, by A Likely Story, $31.95

The Librarian Necklace

The Librarian Necklace, by Tilly Bloom, $27

Now you have no excuse not to get your inner Librarian on!