This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a really fun one and of course, as always, I have too many things to fit into a list of just 10. The topic is: Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like To Own.
1. My dream library. Like any bookworm (and book collector) I fantasize about how I’d like to store and display my abundant volumes. This will be the first thing I go for once I’m a home owner. I’d like, not only to have the shelves custom built, I’d like to continue to collect various unique copies of The Great Gatsby to highlight within my library.
2. I’d love to get a bookish phone case. I already have a custom book cover for my tablet (a repurposed book from a company called ReAuthored which you can check out here. I’ve seen lots of cute cases with bookshelves on the back, with cover artwork, and even with Scrabble tiles. I’m always on the lookout.
3. Have you see those Shakespearean insult mugs? Yeah. One of those would be really cool to have. I seem to have inadvertently started collecting mugs and I think Shakespearean insults are hilarious, so this would be the perfect thing to enjoy my morning coffee out of.
4. I love the Penguin book cover tote bags. What’s better for a booknerd that a tote with your favourite title displayed on the side. Penguin has such classic covers, it’d be the perfect thing to carry my own books around in.
5. Literary t-shirt. It’s always great finding a unique t-shirt to dress up with a skirt or to wear with skinnies, but a literary t-shirt would be awesome. I’ve seen some cool Gatsby book cover t-shirts that are really cool, but most book cover shirts that I’ve seen would be a nice addition to the wardrobe.
6. As decor for my home, I think I’d like to get those invisible book shelves that make your books look like they’re floating on the wall. I wouldn’t want to display all my books this way, but it’d be a really unique way to show off your favourite books.
7. A piece of book art. Now I know that this one is, technically a book, but I’ve seen some really cool repurposed books turned into pieces of art, whether paper cutting or sculpture. I think it would be a nice addition to the library or a great conversation piece to display in the living room.
8. A cozy reading chair is something that any book fanatic needs. I’m constantly on the hunt for the perfect chair. It needs to have a tall back, be deep but not too deep, be well padded, and it must have a bold pattern on it. The perfect reading chair needs to make a statement. It needs to proclaim to the world that it is the best spot in the world.
9. A bookish piece of jewelry, perhaps a necklace or a bracelet. There are some really cute literary inspired pieces out there like a hobbit door or the deathly hallows. I’d like to find something that’s a little bit different, but is still recognizable as being literature-inspired.
10. A literary board game is great way to spend an afternoon with my book-loving friends. I’ve seen Pride and Prejudice inspired games and I’m sure there are plenty others inspired by the many, many books in existence. I love when friends and family get away from technology for a bit to have a little fun with a tradition board game, and it’d be cute to add that literary twist.