Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers share their top ten responses to a given theme. I tend to stick to shorter lists!
I’ve already amassed a good-sized pile of books this month, so I thought I’d assemble a wishlist of non-book objects that would make my inner bookworm proud. How many of these things do I need to own? Exactly zero. But I won’t let that stop me from window-shopping!
Throw Pillow / “Sleep Less, Read More”
Like most people, I wish I didn’t have to sleep. There goes a third of our lives, spent doing absolutely nothing! Think of everything you could get done (and the hundreds of books you could read) if you spent those 8 hours in more productive ways.
Sadly, no matter how late I stay up, my body always wins. I can’t count how often I’ve drifted off to sleep in the living room, trying to finish that final chapter.
The art style on this iPad case is a bit busy for my taste, but it’s got a solid spot on my wishlist because…
a) I’m kind of a Borges fangirl;
b) I do most of my reading on my iPad – it’s like purse-sized infinite bookshelf.
Tote Bag / “Love is an Open Bookstore”
Three guesses as to what rectangular objects might go especially well in a tote bag like this.
(Bonus: the artist behind this particular hand-lettered quote is the lovely Shannelle from The Art of Escapism!)
I’ve always loved this unintentional rallying cry for the physically tiny. (I barely break 5’1″, if you’re wondering.) It reminds me of the Madeline children’s books/shows: “I may be very small… but inside, I’m tall!”
Mug / “Where do I begin?”
This is a phrase you could read as a grumble of overwhelmed confusion, but I’d prefer to read it as a statement of possibility. The world is full of so many people to meet, things to learn, and books to read… where do I begin? It seems like the perfect thing to remember when I’m groggy in the morning, and all I want to do is crawl back into bed.
I’d love to take this notebook with me on a hike. Maybe I’d doodle a thing or two, but it wouldn’t be nearly as pretty as the bird on the cover.