Valentine’s Day is just about a week away! While chocolates, flowers, and a card can be a no brainer, this year dazzle it up and give your book lover something a little more special!
I know I would adore any one of these literary inspired gifts! So get ready to scroll, and see if anything catches your eye..for the apple of your eye (I had to)!
Kindle Book Cover
The woman’s purse has been a mystery for centuries…what goes in may never come out. SO this year get your S/O a case to protect the keeper of their books! If they don’t already have one they will thank you…and if they do have one get something to remind them of their favorite book! Like this Winnie the Pooh case!
Tea and book lovers go together like..well tea and book lovers so if your partner fits this pair then look no further for the perfect Valentines gift! Novelteas has tea of course..inspired by literary favorites and disguised tea tins! I mean c’mon how cute!
We have finally arrived at the candle portion of this scroll…which may or may not be my favorite section. Now every book lover knows there is just something about the smell of those old pages…well you guess it right…there’s a candle for that!
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you make. So if you are down to get crafty pick up some scissors and paper! You can write your S/O favorite quote or attempt to draw a favorite character? Pinterest is a great place to go for inspiration, like this one!
If your reader would prefer a glass of whiskey over tea consider a literary inspired glass. Etsy is another great place to go for this gift where you can find an assortment of novels from Les Miserables to Jane Eyre! Check it out!
I would like to mention that while I have provided a link for each gift idea there are more ways than one to get these items. Just type something that interests you into my good friend Google and they will for sure give you the best option!
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! May it be filled with more literary love!
These are not just for the dads of the world…everyone can use a good pun! Slip it into a conversation for (hopefully) a good laugh, or they often make for a great social media caption. So let’s have fun this Friday and read some puns!
Here are a few of our favorites…
My costume is eerie-sistible
Creepin’ it real.
It’s a brew-tiful day for eating tons of candy.
I won’t let you slip through my Butter Fingers.
Ghouls just want to have fun.
I hope you had fun in the pun-kin patch! I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself:)
Comment your favorite pun below, or share one we haven’t.
Take a break. Boost your mood with some fun DIY crafts (literary inspired of course).
You are more creative than you think, believe me! So why not take the time to try something new? Do you have a pile of old books that you don’t read or are to the point of falling apart? Now is the time to turn them into something new!
Browse our selection of crafts that you can start today!
Print on them
Take your favorite pages and turn them into a new piece of art! Use whatever medium you want paint, ink, or even other scraps of paper. Frame it and bam! Your new favorite wall piece is created.
Make your favorite bookmark on your own! As we all know the spine is usually the first to go with old books. So take it and create a piece that you can use with your new books!
There are many, many more craft ideas you can do- there are plenty of options out there! I find it so rewarding to take something that would not necessarily be used and to turn it into something new. Let us know if you gave one of these crafts a try!
Do you like reading, but don’t always have someone to share your thoughts with? Start a book club with friends, family, or members of your community and connect with literature. It is a great escape and can be a fun way to chat about books. But first, you need a book club! You can try finding some in your community or you can start your own. Here are a few steps on how to start your own book club, if you feel up for the challenge:
Spread the word.
Having participating members of a book club can be one of the biggest factors. Without a group there’s no one to chat with! Spread the word through social media or email some friends you think would be interested.
Figure out the best time to meet.
Everyone’s schedules are different, and while meeting in person is primarily the best option it is not the only one. You can designate time to chat on Facebook and create your own group, or even chat over the phone. But knowing everyone’s schedules and planning the best time would be very helpful.
Go over the ground rules.
Rules should always be established. For instance: how often will you meet, how will you choose the book, how long will the meetings go and so forth.
Decide on the tone and theme of the book club.
Will you focus on favorite genres, amazon bestsellers, or movie adaptations? Having a focus in the beginning will create a smooth transition for all the members.
Keep a journal.
The content is totally up to you! But keep track of the books you read and what you liked or disliked. It would be a great way to jot down your notes for when it comes time for the meeting, and helpful when you try to recollect something from a previous book.
Book clubs are a great way to go out of your reading comfort zone and enter a reading community. You will find it so inspirational to chat with others about a book and just have fun.
Since the holidays are right around the corner, and in most cases that means a lot of food, we bring you recipes inspired by some of our favorite books! I mean, characters have to eat too!
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
“In the next moment, her eyes fell on the White Rabbit that was serving the court as a herald and was reading the accusation that the Knave of Hearts had stolen the Queen’s tarts. In the middle of the court, a large platter of tarts was on display.”
“And they shouted with delight when they saw all the good things Pippi had set out on the bare rock. There were lovely little sandwiches of meatloaf and ham, a whole pile of pancakes sprinkled with sugar, little brown sausages, and three pineapple puddings.”