Bookish Gifts

Are you guys done with your Christmas shopping? I have barely started mine but I already have lots of ideas so hopefully it won’t be too stressful.

bookishgiftsAs usual I love to shop handmade and support local artists and crafters and I know a lot of you do as well. So while the we all love to receive books for the holidays being bookworms means we also love other bookish gifts.

In case you are still looking for something for your favorite bookwork (or yourself!) here are some fun bookish items I found on Etsy.

Don’t you wish Santa was bringing you some of these?

Anyway, what have you got planned for the weekend? I have a B&N coupon that I plan on putting to good use so I’ll report back on what I find! Enjoy the weekend!



Catching Up

BGStudioHey friends how are you guys doing? Can you believe it’s already December? I got caught up last month with tons of bookbinding, hanging out with my best friend when she was in town and just general life madness.

Here’s me and my booth at the craft show I did last weekend. I got to meet lots of great vendors and it was so much fun talking bookbinding with a couple of other journal makers. So tiring but fun.

I won’t be doing any more shows this year but hopefully early next year I’ll do a couple. For now, I do have to upload some new journals to my Etsy shop.

On the reading front it’s been so slow. Can you believe I’m still reading the book I mentioned in my previous post? It’s an entertaining mystery but my free time has felt very fleeting in the last few weeks. I don’t have big read plans for this month but I am starting to see some year-end lists and those are always fun. I feel very out of the loop on what’s new in the book world so I can’t wait to add lots of books to my reading list.

I do have to tell you about some book buys, some new magazines discovered and other bookish stuff but I’ll save that for another post. I really will try to get back to a more regular blog posting schedule but I’m scared to promise anything but I can tell you I’ve missed my book blog world!

New Month, New Book

betterqualityofmurderHere we go November. Only two months left of the year and I’ve got a lot of catching up to do! I’ve read some great books this year but this will probably be my worst (in terms of volume) reading year. I’ve barely made it past the 40 mark. I know, I could use another three weeks off in Germany to catch up on my reading. Ha.

Alright that probably won’t happen and we all know that the last months in the year are usually crazy with holidays and that sort of thing but let’s just say I’m looking forward to seeing what books I discover. I’m really in the mood for comfort reading right now so if you guys have some suggestions let me know.

With that in mind, I picked up A Better Quality of Murder by Ann Granger. Set in London in in the late 1800s, this is an entertaining series featuring Lizzie Martin and Inspector Ben Ross. London fog, Victorian dress and a bit of murder. Get me a cup of tea and I’m ready to enjoy this one!

What else is going on, well just trying to spend more time with my mom, getting ready for a vendor show at the end of the month and celebrating our anniversary. My husband and I recently celebrated 13 years of wedded bliss.

Alright everyone, as I said, I am in need of comfort reads to help me get through some crazy times at work in the next couple of months and just regular life so if you’ve got some great comfy reads to recommend, I’m ready to take note!