Hi all! Hope you all had a good Bank Holiday weekend (if you were off over the long weekend, I know not everyone gets Easter off), I was working on Saturday, but aside from that, I had the rest of the weekend to myself and we actually had nice weather for once here in the UK, so I spent my free time reading on balcony, as you do!
Anyway, it’s Tuesday, so time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Bookish Merchandise I’d Like To Own. Now if there’s one thing I love collecting, it’s book themed items, whether that’s prints, tote bags, keyrings, you name it, I probably have it. My most prized item is a Darker Shade of Magic themed necklace I have (it’s a little pendant with As Travars on it, it’s super cute!), which I’ve worn to several VE Schwab signings! It’s safe to say that I had a lot of fun compiling my items for this week’s list and I’m sure some of them will make their way into my home in the not-so-distant future:
- The Book Thief Cover Art Print (BookCoverArt, Etsy)
I have one of these cover art prints on vintage paper already, it’s one of the cover of A Darker Shade of Magic (naturally), gifted by my friend Nicola for Christmas one year. But I really do love this idea, and I would happily start a collection of these. This is my favourite version of The Book Thief’s cover (ironically not the one on the copy I own!) and I would happily have this on display in my room.
2. Caraval Notebook (RedBubble, Zulfa Begum)
I really don’t need more notebooks, but I absolutely adore Zulfa Begum’s designs! When I was doing the Secret Sister Project on Twitter, I got a Night Circus notebook she designed for my secret sister and it’s still one of my favourite gifts I ever bought for any of my sisters. She also has a really gorgeous design with Legend’s top hat that I would happily buy as well, if I had infinite funds to spend on book themed merchandise. I really recommend her shop if you like book merch as she has some really lovely designs.
3. Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading Pillow (RedBubble, Troxbled)
A sentiment I often feel, so why not have a pillow that says it? The only problem being that unless it was in front of me, no one would see it!
4. Percy Jackson T-Shirt (RedBubble, shmurr)
I did think about a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt, but unfortunately, orange really isn’t my colour! Instead, this purple T-shirt with one of my favourite jokes from the whole Percy Jackson series, would work much better for me.
5. Addie LaRue Print (RiddlesandRavens)
All of my VE Schwab prints are A Darker Shade of Magic related (unsurprisingly as it’s my favourite book of hers), but this Addie LaRue print from RiddlesandRavens is so gorgeous that I would happily add it to my print collection.
6. Throne of Glass sticker (RedBubble, sashabookishart)
I already have quite a few Sarah J Maas themed stickers on my laptop, but if I had enough room (which I sadly don’t!) I would definitely add this one to my laptop. It’s so pretty and I love that it’s a book themed quote!
7. Six of Crows sticker (RedBubble, lizzybdoodles)
Again, I’m somewhat lacking in the space for more stickers, but if I wasn’t, this Six of Crows sticker is delightfully creepy and I would love to add it to my collection.
8. Hunger Games Pin (Etsy, BlackFishBookery)
I was initially looking for a Mockingjay pin, but in my search, I found this one which I actually think is prettier than the Mockingjay pin. I love the colour, and would like to have a Hunger Games pin that’s a little different from the usual Mockingjay.
9. Skulduggery Pleasant sticker (RedBubble, TheTwinBorn)
For most of my years at Uni, I had this quote on my door. Barely anyone understood it, but it made me smile every time I saw it. Again, if I had room on my laptop, I would definitely get this one. Though to be honest, I could quite happily stick this to my door at home and really confuse my parents!
10. Six of Crows necklace (Etsy, TheFandomOutlet)
TheFandomOutlet has several different necklaces inspired by characters from the Grishaverse, and whilst Nina is my favourite SoC character, I chose the Matthias inspired one as the one I wanted, despite him being my least favourite character. What can I say? The wolf and the snowflake just make the best aesthetic for a necklace! It was a close call between this and the Kaz necklace though, as I love the crow and the top hat on that one.
So there we go, that’s just some Bookish Merchandise I’d Like To Own. Do you like bookish merchandise? Do you have any? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back next week for another Top Ten Tuesday, and it’s a cover themed post, which is always a favourite one to do. We get to choose our theme though, so in honour of my favourite author, VE Schwab, I’m going to follow her colour scheme and do Books With Red, White and Black Covers (and no I won’t just include VE Schwab books!).