As I was driving through town the other day, something shiny caught my eye. No, it wasn’t the sun, nor was it the reflection of my wintery moon tan in the rear view mirror. On closer inspection, it turned out to be tinsel.
“Tinsel!” I thought to myself. “Can it be that time of year again already? Surely not.”
Then I heard the sweet serenading sound of carols emitting from shop windows and knew it to be true:
Christmas had arrived.
After a few moments contemplating how on earth this had happened – after all, surely it hadn’t been a whole 12 months since last Christmas? – and a few moments more humming along to John Lennon’s Happy Xmas, my thoughts finally wandered to Christmas presents.
This time last year I posted a list of 10 Christmas Presents for Book Lovers, for the simple pleasure of imagining what I would buy for myself and my book-loving partners in crime, had I the means to do so. This year I’m once again trying to save my pennies for more nomadic adventures, but if you’re in need of gift-giving ideas, from library kits to book ends to book-related jewellery, or, like me, simply enjoy imagining what your Christmas list would look like if you owned a money tree, check out the post for some fun suggestions.
Meanwhile, I’ve since come across a mandatory addition to the list. If there’s one thing you buy this Christmas, may I suggest (read: demand) you head over to Spineless Classics and feast your eyes on the awesomeness.
Imagine your favourite book, every word, mounted on your wall as art.
Take a look:
Is it not the coolest thing ever? They have a wonderful selection of children’s, adventure, historical, religious, romantic and great classics to choose from. Even more exciting, however, is today’s release of their latest design.
Drum roll please…
That’s right. You can now admire the entire text of the first Harry Potter book in a single 700 x 1000mm sheet. And if you’re feeling guilty about spending the money, feel better knowing that 100% of the commissions they pay to the publishers is going to J.K. Rowling’s children’s charity.
This year I’ve told Santa to bypass my house and have an early night (the chimney is still under construction, you see). But had I sent him a letter, it would have included a Spineless Classic on the list.
How about you? Any book-related goodies you’d like to see in your stocking this year?
A new edition to the list could not be denied a place in this post. Introducing The Hobbit:
That is fantastic! I would love to have some of those plastered around my house!
Me too, Chris!
I AM GETTING THE MOBY DICK TWO-PANEL ONE AND PUTTING THEM OVER MY MANTLE PIECE. Best. Mantle. Piece. Decoration. Ever.
That is…after the holidays, when maybe I can refill my bank account some. Christmas is still a month away and it’s already a little slim…
I hear ya, Hannah. Seriously though, I can almost hear them whispering “buy me…buy me!”.
How interesting. It’s crazy the stuff people come up with.
Crazy…and totally awesome!
Great post Katy. Where’s Mists of Avalon? :)
Thanks Shirley! I’m not sure where MoA is, but I’m sure they’d consider it. It’s a favourite to so many!
Wow. I’m speechless. I NEED the Pride and Prejudice one. :)
P&P is a must have in my opinion!
No goodies this year as my family doesn’t celebrate holidays, but those posters are very cool.
I’m thinking these posters are so cool they don’t even need a holiday to be gifted. They’re an all year round because-I-love-you present.
True. Or a just because you feel like you need a little retail therapy present. :)
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Ohhh my gosh these are so cool!!!!! I want the Wuthering Heights one. I’m going to blog about these myself now. Gotta spread the word. I know what my Christmas moneys going towards this year. xD
Glad to see you’re excited as I am, Becky!
Oh… wow. WOW. WANT. NEED.
*salivates over computer*
Drooling taking place over here, too.
Thank you so much for posting about us! And for everyone’s comments too! We only launched a year ago and have had a crazy year, the highlight being just launching our first Harry Potter which only took 9 months of negotiation with Warner Brothers! We have many, many more in the design process now and will be releasing ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Complete Works of Beatrix Potter’ shortly! We must have the legal copy/publishing rights to design like this so often it does take time before we can launch new titles, if at all.
So thank you again for the support and should any of you blog about us also I would love to read it so feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Many thanks, Phoebe (Owner)
You’re welcome Phoebe, and thanks for dropping by. I saw the Hobbit poster this week and believe it’s moved to top spot. Ahh-mazing!
How cool is that?!
10 on the cool factor scale, I believe.
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