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The Compulsive Reader: Bookish Gifts

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bookish Gifts

The obvious answer to "What do you want for Christmas?" is BOOKS, but here are a few items that aren't bound books (but no less literary) to add to the list, just for variety's sake.


Everyone knows that authors are rock stars, but declare it loud and proud with this limited edition t-shirt of Poe rocking the raven and the round frames. Oh yeah. Twenty dollars covers the shirt, tax, and shipping in the US.


If you're less of a t-shirt person, then you can still get the same great rock star awesome-ness, only in calendar form to last you all year long! Grab this at an indie bookstore near you, or online.


Just in time for your trip to the theaters to see Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby! (I'm not completely sold on this casting, but I am excited for this movie!) I love this tee, and the website selling it. If you're not a Gatsby fan, then check out the "Holden Caulfield Thinks You're a Phony" tee!



Make a statement by proudly displaying your Jane Austen action figure! Her talents include pen-wielding, crafting subtle and wickedly funny prose, and coming up with perfect happy endings. Really, why wouldn't you want this? Get it here.


I am an incurable romantic, and when I saw this locket necklace, inspired by the e.e. cummings poem, I melted a little. It reads, "i carry your heart / i carry it in my heart." If the locket doesn't please you, then check out this teeny tiny book, which actually has the entire poem written within in. I don't know which one I love more!

Click here and here to visit etsy for the necklaces.


For a necklace that is less romantic but no less literary and cool, check out everyone's favorite character, the ampersand! Elegant, polished, and totally useful! Plus, everyone will think you're being literary and mysterious when you wear it. Also, knowing that this little thing is an ampersand and not referred to as "an and symbol" will increase your nerdiness. Click here to get it.


When you're a poet or writer, inspiration can strike at any time. Be ready with the Magnetic Poetry Kit. Great for composing masterpieces on your refrigerator, free-writing in classrooms, or leaving peculiar messages for housemates! Find it at an indie bookstore or online here!


4 comments:

Liviania said...

There's also the DFTBA ampersand necklace.

http://dftba.com/product/14b/Silver-Ampersand-Necklace

The Compulsive Reader said...

Oh my word, it's HUGE. I don't know if I'd want an ampersand that large...

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Thats pretty cool!! :D
So many things that I would want!

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