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Good morning friends, it is a cold, rainy Saturday morning and the day is perfect, because I am sitting next to the fire with my Christmas tree softly glowing in the corner, my pups still asleep and the house calm. I love this time of the day when it seems as if all is right with the world.
I love books as do many of you and enjoy giving and receiving book themed gifts so I thought I would share a few of my favorite just in case you are still shopping for some last minute things.
How cute is this Book vase?
100 Post Cards of beautiful books shops! You might also like 100 postcards celebrating the most beloved bookshops, or my favorite Bibliophile, 50 postcards illustrated by Jane Mount! Another favorite, 100 Penguin classics on postcards. Any or all of these beautiful post cards would be perfect for the long winter ahead, you could send some snail mail to family and friends!
Jane Austen fans will love this Jane Austen Mini Calendar.
Book plates are always a good idea if you want your books to come back to your library.
Library Card Christmas Tree Ornaments! You could also hang them on your doorknob after Christmas.
Don’t forget to add a bookmark!
Of course a book about books is always a good idea too.
Early one autumn afternoon in pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, Susan Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, or forgotten she owned, or wanted to read for a second time. The discovery inspired her to embark on a year-long voyage through her books, forsaking new purchases in order to get to know her own collection again.
Combining memoir and literary criticism, The Year of Reading Dangerously is Miller’s heartfelt, humorous, and honest examination of what it means to be a reader. Passionately believing that books deserve to be read, enjoyed, and debated in the real world, Miller documents his reading experiences and how they resonated in his daily life and ultimately his very sense of self. The result is a witty and insightful journey of discovery and soul-searching that celebrates the abiding miracle of the book and the power of reading.
Catalyzedby the loss of her sister, a mother of four spends one year savoring a greatbook every day, from Thomas Pynchon to Nora Ephron and beyond. In the tradition ofGretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project and Joan Dideon’sA Year of Magical Thinking, Nina Sankovitch’ssoul-baring and literary-minded memoir is a chronicle of loss,hope, and redemption. Nina ultimately turns to reading as therapy andthrough her journey illuminates the power of books to help us reclaim ourlives
‘d Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast What Should I Read Next?, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives.
I’d Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
For anyone who’d rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this ebook is the ultimate must-have. In this visual ode to all things bookish, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books. Artwork from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and Sophie Blackall is interwoven with text from essayist Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett. Rounded out with poems, quotations, and aphorisms celebrating the joys of reading, this lovingly curated compendium is a love letter to all things literary, and the perfect thing for bookworms everywhere.
This collection of 75 evocative paintings and colorful anecdotes invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend reading, shopping, baking or whatever else you have planned.