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Top 10 Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like To Own

I don’t always participate in The Broke and the Bookish’s Top 10 Challenge but this week’s challenge was too much fun to dismiss: Pick out 10 things that are related to books (but aren’t books) that you’d like to own. How fun is that? I’ll admit up front that I love shopping from indy artists, especially Etsy, so you’re going to find a ton of stuff on here is from Etsy, with links to purchase back to the artist’s Etsy store. That said, here’s my Top 10 for the week!   1. An original paper sculpture by Irving Harper Mr. Irving Harper works with paper as his medium and I think his sculptures of owls, architectural wonders and floor-to-ceiling sculptural columns. The photo is of a recent book released showing his sculptures. I encourage you to check out a copy and see the awesome stuff he’s doing. Oh, to be able to get frilly, pretty things … but where on earth would you display them? 2. A full weekend’s worth of Regency gowns and accoutrements …

10 Books on My Fall 2013 TBR List

The idea for this post came from: The Broke and the Bookish This fall I am making more of an attempt to read outside of my genre embracing some horror and mysteries as well as start to try and keep up with my husband’s extensive reading list. Since my husband is reading some of the classics, I will be too! (I hope…) So this fall has a bit of a mishmash of genres that goes all over the place.  Check out the list below and let me know what your fall must-reads list is. I’ll be grabbing a cuppa before I start. Ready? Okay! 1.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald I just saw the gorgeous reinterpretation by Baz Luhrmann starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.  Lovely, lovely, lovely.  I’ve read The Great Gatsby waaaay back in high school but since it’s on my husband’s list for the fall, and it’s been well over 10 years since I’ve read it (cough), I guess it’s time again. I’ll never forget the narrator, Nick Carraway who …

10 Books I Would Love to See as a TV Series/Film

The suggestion for this post came from: The Broke and the Bookish 1.) Austenland by Shannon Hale So this is actually, finally, making its way to the big screen (thanks to Stephanie Meyer) but from what I’ve heard, reviews are mixed.  This hasn’t even opened yet in my corner of the USA but based on the teasers, it looks like they’ve turned it into this girl-fest, completely silly and full of crass, sexual humor.  Can’t a girl have a good time without sexual innuendos?  I don’t remember this being in the original book, which was mostly clean.  I’d go see it for no other reason than Dr. Quinn is in it (oh wait, her name’s actually Jane Seymour, riiighhht.)  Expect my thoughts on the film when it hits theaters. 2.)  The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery The Blue Castle is one of the few adult novels that the author of the beloved Anne of Green Gables series, ever penned.  To my knowledge, this has never been made into a movie, ever.  This book is …