Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 in Retrospect and Plans for 2011

Top 5 books I read in 2010 (in no particular order):
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Resolution postcard by Andy Babb
My New Year's resolution is to read more nonfiction books. My other resolution is to read the books I already own but haven't gotten around to reading (this will decrease my book hording ways--hopefully).

Obligatory New Year quote by Neil Gaiman:
"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."

Happy 2011!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Inspiration

Hopefully you've finished all your holiday shopping. Here are some gift wrapping ideas!

Garland made from pages of old books via Knotty Bride (not a gift wrapping idea but I like how festive it looks)

Use pages from books/magazines/newspapers as wrapping paper via Birch + Bird

Library themed gift wrapping via papernstitch

All My Friends are Dead free printable gift tags via Chronicle Books

Free e-cards from Fossil

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Gift Ideas

If you're still pondering what to get for the book lover on your list, here are some ideas!

1. Mslk Designer Bookmarks ($15 for a set of 5)
2. Hare Bookmark ($12)
3. Library Gift Tags ($7)

4. Books Print ($16)
5. Book Clock ($39 $35)
6. Library Kit ($20)
7. Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities ($35)

8. Notable Novelist Card Game ($10.95)
9. Attack of Literacy T-shirt ($18 $12)
10. Dodo Case for Kindle or iPad ($49.95) Discount Code
Get 35% off your purchase and free shipping. Use the promo code HAULIDAYS during checkout (offer expires December 16th). Check out Chronicle Books now!

*All images are from their respective websites.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gift Guide: Bookish Holiday Cards

  1. Happy Holidays Library Cards (set of 6 for $9.50)
  2. A Literary Christmas (set of 15 for $14.95)
  3. Booklover's Holiday Card (set of 10 for $15.95)
  4. Victor Borges Quote Letterpress Card ($4)
  5. Library Themed Christmas Card ($3.50)

If you're planning to send out some holiday cards, why not use these vintage stamps from Verde Studio. I purchased a batch, and they're really lovely!

Or these Sunday funnies stamps from the USPS website (or your local post office [if you're in the U.S.]).

*All images are from their respective websites.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gift Ideas: For the Writer

Throughout the month I'll be putting together bookish gift guides. The first installation: gifts for writers. Enjoy!
Pencil case by Sam Made ($14)

Pencil set by Paper Pastries ($10)

Lamy Safari Rollerballs from See Jane Work ($28.00)

Ecosystem Notebook from Barnes & Noble ($10.95)

The Writer's Pack from Chronicle Books ($29.95)

 Typewriter Eco Wallet from FluffyCo ($25)

*All images are from their respective websites.