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Father's Day

11 Book-Related Gifts For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this Sunday, so what better way to show the bookish fathers in your life some love than by giving them one of these great literary-themed gifts? Read on for some gifts that every book-loving dad will enjoy.



1. A book sculpture – $50





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Show Dad that you love him with this sculpture, carved from the pages of a book, that literally tells him exactly that.



2. Great Gatsby cufflinks – $24.95




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Cufflinks always seem like a very refined gift, and if he doesn’t like The Great Gatsby, there are also several other books to choose from.



3. This flask book box – $56



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Here’s a slightly cheeky gift. Let you dad channel his inner Hemingway with this book that secretly holds a flask inside.



4. Literary rocks glasses – $15 each




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Continuing with the drinking theme, why not buy him rocks glasses with passages from famous literature on them?



5. This banned books mug – $12



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If coffee or tea is more his thing, then buy this mug with banned books that appear whenever a hot beverage is added.



6. This magnifier for reading – $12.99




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Help dad out by buying him this magnifier, which includes a light, so that he can read even the smallest texts.




7. A literary tie – $36




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Here’s another gift that will make him look refined. This tie is high-quality, stylish, and literary!



8. This Bookworm iPhone case – $24.99




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Why not give Dad a stylish iPhone case and wallet that lets everyone know he’s a bookworm?



9. A bookmark – $17




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If he reads a lot, then he’ll be sure to love this bookmark. It’ll remind him of how much he’s loved every time he opens that latest book he’s working through.



10. A bookish watch – $39.95




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This watch is both practical and will remind him of his favorite pastime!



11. A bookish t-shirt – $28




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Let him express his love of reading and show his support for libraries with this library stamp t-shirt.



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Mother's Day Gift

11 Book-Related Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is almost here, so what better way to show the mothers in your life how much you appreciate their selflessness, love, and care than with adorable book-themed gifts and a must-read novel?


Here are some easy, breezy gift ideas for the mothers of the world:


1. Book-Scented Candles $18 Hearth & Hammer


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Ever wondered what your favorite stories smell like? Well, now you don’t have to! Hearth & Hammer offers a variety of scented candles based on famous pieces of literature, including The Green Light (a mix of ocean air, musk, and vanilla that encapsulates Gatsby’s infamous harbor), Walden Woods (a mix of fir, pine, and cedar that will transport you deep into the woods so you can feel like Henry David Thoreau himself), and more.



2. Adorable Book Mugs $16 Strand


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Nothing goes hand-in-hand with books quite like mugs do. Who doesn’t love a nice cup of tea or coffee while you deep-dive into the pages of a story? This specific mug can be found on the Strand website, along with more!


3. Classic Books Necklace $14 Etsy


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These necklaces are adorable, chic, and perfect for any book lover! Plus, you’re sure to find any book cover your heart desires!


4. Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat $17 Amazon



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Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook is perfect because it’s witty, easy-to-follow, and the recipes are incredible. Plus, who doesn’t love Chrissy Teigen? This cookbook is perfect for anyone!


5. Limelight by Amy Poeppel $24 Amazon



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This incredible, hilarious story centers on a mother-of-three who uproots her family from their small Dallas suburb all the way to New York City to accept a role on Broadway. It’s heartfelt, exciting, fun, and relatable!


6. Confessions of a Scary Mommy by Jill Smokler $11 Amazon


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This bold and brutally honest book shows a real look at motherhood, and all the unflattering moments it can entail!


7. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch $14 Amazon


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This suspenseful thriller centers around a professor who is knocked out and awakes within an alternate universe. It’s fast-paced, filled with twists and turns, and sure to make any reader want to keep reading to see what happens next!


8. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah $12 Amazon


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This historical fiction describes the lives of two struggling to survive and resist the German occupation in France during World War II. It’s heartbreaking, stunningly beautiful, and a must-read.



9. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles $12 Amazon


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Set in New York City in 1937, this story centers around a twenty-five year old Katy Kontent as she falls for a wealthy banker and her life is propelled into a tailspin oh high society, jazz quartets, and everything you’d imagine Manhattan to be in the 30’s. This book will charm you and leave you wanting more!



10. Louisa May Alcott Quote $22 Etsy




She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.

 -Louisa May Alcott


This poster, handmade on foil paper, is absolutely stunning and would help to tie any home together!



11. Personalized Journal $35 Etsy




These ridiculously beautiful journals come personalized and make the perfect gift for the mom who loves to write!


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Find out Your Favorite Celebrities’ Favorite Books

Overwhelmed by choice and unable to decide what books to ask Santa for this year? Let this strange assortment of famous people influence your decision. Derived from lists assembled by the likes of Ranker and Glamour, this ultimate celebrity book recommendation list is all you need this holiday season. Note, as I have, the amusing differences between the gushing comments of the likes of J. K. Rowling, and the concise statements of those like Kit Harington. 


Daniel Radcliffe:The Master and Margarita is now my favorite novel—it’s just the greatest explosion of imagination, craziness, satire, humor, and heart.” That sounds genuinely great. I hear it also features an excellent personified cat character. Definitely on my TBR pile.


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Anna Kendrick:All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque; Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut; and The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien. They’re classics because they’re fucking great.” You tell ’em, Anna.


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Zooey Deschanel:A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments, a book of essays by David Foster Wallace. One is about a cruise that turns out to be terrible. It’s delightfully astute.” Oh God, not a terrible cruise. SAY IT AIN’T SO, ZOOEY.


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Bill Murray: “Well, my favorite author is Mark Twain. He’s smart, and funny. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, especially the chapter all the purists hate, in which Tom Sawyer stages an elaborate rescue of Jim, is a writer having as much fun as possible. But my favorite book is a two-parter by Laurens Van Der Post, A Story Like the Wind and A Far-Off Place. My favorite book used to be The Plague by Albert Camus.” A characteristically left-of-center list from Bill.


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Rachel McAdams: “It’s not often that a writer makes me laugh out loud, but [David] Sedaris does. He brings me to tears. It’s to the point where I can’t read his writing in public because people think I’m having some kind of meltdown. In this collection of essays, When You Are Engulfed in Flames he has a way of finding humour in the strangest and most painful moments, like a week with a creepy baby-sitter, or the death of his mother.” This sounds great, I hear good things about David though I’ve never read him. Also a fan of his sister Amy. A good family, it seems. 


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Kerry Washington: “Shonda [Rhimes] is a rock star and a superhero, and if you have not read her book, it should be your New Year’s resolution. You should read Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person. It is one of my most favorite books I have ever read—and I like books. It’s so good.” You heard her, folks. She likes books, and I like the title of this one as well. 


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Keira Knightley: “I’ve pretty much read every one of Somerset Maugham’s books. And I love everything by Jeanette Winterson—The Passion is my favorite.” Jeanette Winterson is great in fairness. 


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Lady Gaga: “I read Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet every day.” Nice.


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J.K. Rowling: “The Woman Who Walked into Doors is the most remarkable book. Roddy Doyle gets inside the head of his character so utterly, so completely. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered such a believable, fully rounded female character from any other heterosexual male writer in any age. I should emphasize that I would feel the same way about the book if it had been written by a woman; I would still think it was the most remarkable achievement. But when I sit back and think, ‘A man wrote this?’—phenomenal. He has created a woman who, you imagine, will go to the bathroom and defecate. He also leaves her with her dignity, even though what she’s going through is a horrific thing. And he does it all in such a subtle way. I do think he’s a genius. His dialogue is irreproachable. And your heart…you’re totally drawn into his books. I’m very passionate about Roddy Doyle, and I’ve never met him, which is a frustration to me.” High praise indeed!


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Kit Harington: “My favorite book is 1984 by George Orwell.” Cool! 


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Bookworms Beware, This Etsy Christmas Wishlist Will Bankrupt You

The holidays are heeeeeeah and it’s time to start assembling a lengthy and detailed list of desired bookish gifts to present to the people who claim to love you, in order to test their devotion. Let’s go. 


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1. Harry Potter Christmas Ornament  – $4.00

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These absolutely adorable Harry Potter themed tree ornaments from BookishStuff make the perfect inexpensive gift, and come in a variety of different styles, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid or several owls! 


2. The Great Gatsby iPhone Case  $18.00


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Dress up your phone with this vibrant case from VeronicasShowcase and make sure to practice your rich voice for  any calls you make to spurned lovers. It’s almost as beautiful as silk shirts, but no need to cry over it. 


3. Game of Thrones Make Up Brushes $22.48


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These Game of Thrones brushes from FungCreative are perfect for painting your face with the blood of your enemies! Happy holidays! 


4. Harry Potter Sorting Hat Candle $12.00



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Okay, so there is a seemingly infinite number of Harry Potter themed candles available online, but I think this one from GeekandWonder is particularly cool. “With a scent reminiscent of eating pumpkin pasties during a feast in the Great Hall, this magical candle will turn either red, green, yellow, or blue as it burns down, letting you know whether you’ve been chosen as a Gryffindor, a Slytherin, a Hufflepuff, or a Ravenclaw!”


5. Mr. Collins Tumbler  $9.00


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If this hilarious tumbler from EverLastingTeaparty can’t get you in the mood for exercising or even just hydrating over the holidays, nothing will. Also, it feels really weird to type ‘tumbler’ not like ‘tumblr.’ (#millennial) 


6. Atticus Finch Themed Shoes  $95.00


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Atticus Finch famously said: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Okay so, these aren’t quite someone’s skin ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )  but you sure can walk around in them. Gift yourself a new point of view this holiday season with these amazing shoes from Brinkadoodle.


7. Olenna Tyrell T-Shirt $22.00


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Another one for the ‘blood of your enemies’ pile, this shirt from DrunkGirlDesigns will ensure nobody messes with you this holiday season. 


8. Jane Austen Pillow  $62.87


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Okay, I accept that $62.87 is almost always going to be too much for a pillow, but this is a really, really nice pillow from PalaceHomeCushions, perfect for positioning oneself comfortably for reading/observing/overseeing your kingdom.


9. The Great Gatsby Necklace  $10.26



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I’m very into this quote and would happily wear it on my person in any capacity. Even better is that this gorgeous pendant from LiteraryLaneBoutique also features our beloved F. Scott’s Fitz-signature. 


10. To Kill A Mockingbird Scarf  $46.00 


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Envelop yourself in the immortal words of Harper Lee this holiday with this beautiful scarf from EmeraldDreamBotique. Dreamy. 


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