Monday, 15 December 2014

present ideas for readers

I've got a slightly smug face on as I've only got one Christmas present left to buy, but if you're struggling to think of something to buy for the reader in your family I've got some ideas.
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List under the jump:-

1. Literary Listography

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This notebook is the perfect place for bibliophiles to keep track of what they've read. It includes over 70 prompts, for readers to record everything from childhood favourites, to list where the best place is to curl up with a good book. Would be a good present to inspire book bloggers (this isn't a hint, I swear) or on the other hand it would be a good idea for someone who just likes list writing.

2. Jezebel Charms 
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Jezebel Charms do some fantastic literary jewellery, including brass cuffs, cuff-links and earrings.  Pictured above is a bracelet with an illustration of the floor plan 221b Baker Street (Sherlock Holmes' address). There are plenty of other to choose from, Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens and the Brontes are well represented.

3. Recluse - just stay home  

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For the book worm who would rather stay at home than hit the club. This T-shirt is unisex and comes in a range of sizes.

4. Kate Rowland Brooches 

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I adore these his and hers Game of Thrones brooches. There are some equally tempting options on her etsy store including 'winter is coming', the badge of the hand-of-the-king and 'the flayed man'. Plus they are very reasonably priced so would make good stocking fillers.

5. Game of Thrones ruled journal

Another Game of Thrones idea - but the series is so popular I think it's justified. Write down your plot to conquer Westeros in this Targaryen notebook. There is all Houses available if your loyalty lies elsewhere.  

6. Book that Changed the World, Andrew Taylor 

It can be a gamble buying a bibliophile a book, as no doubt their shelves are stuffed already, so why not get them a book about books. This looks at books that have made an impact through history, and changed history, for example Uncle Tom's Cabin which galvanised the American anti-slavery campaign.

7. Clockwork Orange tote bag

You can never have enough tote bags when you're carting books to and from the library. This clockwork orange tote bag would be warmly received by fans of the book or film. 

Out of Print clothing have some really fantastic designs, one of my favourites has to be these banned book socks. One sock lists the banned books, and on the other they're censored. They also have the same print on tote bags, notebooks and purses.

 9. The Reading Woman 2015 wall calendar 

The artwork in this calendar is beautiful, it makes me want to put on a flower crown and read a book in a meadow (on second thoughts it's a bit cold for that).  

10. give the gift of reading 

Something a bit different - why not make a donation to the National Literacy Trust on behalf of someone this Christmas. You can make a single donation or set up a direct debit. The National Literacy Trust is a charitable organisation that helps improve literacy in the UK by working with disadvantaged adults and children. If your a bibliophile you know the joy and escapism that can be found in the pages of books- give other people the same opportunity this Christmas.


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