Monday, October 25, 2021

Bookish Gift Ideas

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I love books and bookish things! Here are a few bookish gift ideas from Etsy for the booklovers in your life. Many of the following items are from people I follow on "Bookstagram." If you love all things books, feel free to follow me on my bookstagram account.

*Affiliate links included! Please note that I make a very small commission from any items purchased through the links in this post.


Have fun shopping for the booklovers in your life!


Illustrated A Christmas Carol by Sweet Sequels. I follow Haleigh on Instagram and enjoy seeing all of her creations. Check out all of her illustrated books and other bookish quotes & artwork. She has over 13,000 sales and a 5-star rating! Below is a sample of her digital creations:


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Anne of Green Gables giftbox by AFineQuotation. Another account I follow. I'm a huge Anne of Green Gables lover--what about you? There are LOTS of literary (not just Anne of Green Gables) items to choose from: stickers, mugs, bookmarks, t-shirts, and more. Over 12,000 sales and a 5-star rating! See below for more samples:



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Books & Coffee T-Shirt by PixieHallows. There is also a Books & Tea one which would fit me much better since I don't drink coffee. I also follow Laura on Instagram. Her shop has t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, and accessory pouches with over 600 sales and a 5-star rating! Look at this cute pouch:



How appropriate since I'm reading Frankenstein right now. :)

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Hobbit Mug by ShopLucyintheSky. I have this mug and LOVE it! I so enjoy seeing all of her creations on Instagram. I really like the artwork style and have a couple of LOTR stickers on my laptop. :) Check out her shop for all kinds of literary gifts. Over 6,000 sales and a 5-star rating! More samples below:



Laura Ingalls Wilder Quote  I would love to have this on my bookshelf!

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Book Sleeve by aHumforHope. I follow this account on Instagram and love looking at all of the book sleeves she designs. I super love the design in the above picture, but it would be SO difficult to choose which one to get. Over 2,000 sales with a 5-star rating! She also offers super cute pencil rolls:



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Book Candle by FromthePage. I've ordered candles as gifts from this shop. Over 29,000 sales with a 5-star rating! So many creative bookish candles to choose from. I wish I wasn't so sensitive to smells or I'd probably have a bunch of these!

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Book Ornament by InkandShrinkSwag. I gave my daughter one of these bookstack ornaments a couple of years ago--a Maze Runner stack. SO cute. She loved it. Over 3,500 sales with a 5-star rating!


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Other Bookish Gifts from Etsy








Thursday, October 29, 2020

Mapiful: Custom Poster Prints {Review}

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My heart happy-danced when MAPIFUL contacted me about becoming a partner. Since I'm a bookish nerd, anything mapish is right up my alley as well. You guys, MAPIFUL sent me a complimentary map that I designed and customized with just a few clicks! 

Maps are a great way to add stylish and meaningful decor to your space. Or, if you're a bookstagrammer like me, how about using a map for book pics? 




What is MAPIFUL?


MAPIFUL is a company that allows you to easily customize map or text art prints for your wall or any space you choose. 

You can create a special map of where you live, where you got married, or where your kids were born. Or how about a map of your your honeymoon, a favorite trip, or even your favorite bookish place. Like Prince Edward Island, for instance, if you're an Anne of Green Gables fan like me.

Click here to design your own map!



4 Custom Print Types







4 Easy Steps

  • Choose location
  • Change labels
  • Change appearance and style
  • Change size and orientation
For location you can choose a city, state, country, etc. Try zooming in or out for the perfect image that you want. For labels you can leave it simple, showing only the exact location. Or get creative and say "First Home" or write out whatever phrase fits your special occasion. There are many popular styles to choose from, or you can customize even more by playing around with different themes and colors. Maps come in three different sizes (U.S.) in either landscape or portrait.

*Check MAPIFUL for current pricing and for any sales going on! At the time of this post you can buy 2 prints and get 50% off the second!



My Thoughts

My Order

I kept my map pretty simple. England for location, and I didn't change any of the labels. I chose the popular style, Nรคra, for a modern, farmhouse/Scandi look. Between portrait and landscape orientation, I picked portrait. And that's it!

The Process

Ordering was super easy. Checkout was simple, and it took about a week for my map to arrive. Map came in a triangular shaped box and was nicely packaged. (I uploaded an unboxing video on Instagram.)

My Map

I really like it! I like its simplicity. It's modern and stylish - perfect to hang up or use as a book photo prop. I love historical English settings, so I figured it would work well for my bookish Instagram account. Plus, some of my ancestors are from Devon, and really, I just love all things English. I've never been to England, though. Maybe someday. 

The map is printed on matte poster paper. Probably thicker than a regular poster you get at your local store. My map had a few waves on it from being rolled up, but it isn't noticeable hanging up in a frame. While taking photos, I forgot they were even there. 

Here's a photo of my full map below. With ALL the windows in my house, it wasn't easy getting a good photo on my phone camera. I still hope this gives you an idea of what it looks like in a frame. :)



Unique Gift Idea

I think a map would make a great gift for any occasion. Maybe a Star Map for a birthday or a Classic Map for an anniversary. The sky is the limit!

Christmas is right around the corner. Can't think of the perfect gift for the person who has everything - consider customizing a meaningful map that will last a lifetime. Get a jump-start on your Christmas list now and let your creativity fly. Look at this Hogwarts map. How fun for a Harry Potter lover.



Which map style is your favorite?

What kind of map would you want to design for yourself? 

For someone else? 

Besides my England map, I think it would be nice to have a map of when and where my husband and I got married. (Memphis, Tennessee) Like I mentioned earlier, It'd be fun to customize a map of a favorite bookish world, too. So many to choose from, though!


Side note: I love this map of Norway (above). My great-grandparents came to America from Norway as children. I've also been learning Norwegian on DuoLingo for over a year now. As you can see, I'm going a bit map crazy. ;)

I'd love to know what kind of map you designed. Let me know in the comments. 

HAPPY MAP-MAKING!






Tuesday, July 21, 2020

2020 Book List {July - December}

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My 2020 Book List {July - December}

Instagram is where I post my thoughts on these books. However, you can click the links for details on Amazon.

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July

46. Victoria's War: A Novel by Catherine A. Hamilton










51. The 1000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford








55. Tidewater Inn: A Hope Beach Novel by Colleen Coble 















63. Name Unknown (Shadows Over England) by Roseanna M. White




63. Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach) by Colleen Coble



September




67. Toothbreaker by M. H. Elrich


68. Saratoga Letters by Elaine Marie Cooper


69. Some Through the Fire by Jennifer Q. Hunt


70.Back to Shady Cove by Jean L. Kuhnke




72. A Bend In The Road by Jean L. Kuhnke




October








77. A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz








81. The Homecoming by Earl Hamner, Jr.




83. The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz




November

85. Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes 


86. The Peasant's Dream by Melanie Dickerson










91. Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright









December



97. Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes


98. The Christmas Doll by Elvira Woodruff


99. Girl behind the Red Rope by Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker


100. A Christmas Courting by various authors

 

101. Winterhouse (Winterhouse, 1) by Ben Guterson

 

102. Angel and Bavar by Amy Wilson

 


 


 


 

106. Occasional Moments of Happiness by Shana Donyaei

 


 

108. The Ickabog by J. K. Rowling

And so 2020 ends with 108 books read! While I can't pick a favorite book (too many good ones), I can say that Amanda Dykes is a new favorite, must-read author. Her word-weaving speaks to me. :)

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