Thursday, March 5, 2015

Books Glorious Books ♥


Hello chums! In case you didn't already know, it's World Book Day today! This has long been a favourite event of mine, ever since I first learned to read aged four, I always looked forward to World Book Day each year when the precious £1 book tokens were handed out to the class and we were all shepherded off to the school library to buy our books! I used to save up my pocket money specifically for World Book Day, often buying as many of the special release £1 books as I could afford!

Alas, I am far too old for freebie book tokens anymore (oh the sorrow...) but I still enjoy celebrating World Book Day in whatever small way I can. Regular followers might recall that for last year's World Book Day I spent the day dressed up as Mary Poppins, but this year I had appointments in town so I had to dress it down and wear normal clothes (boring!) but I did manage to flaunt my bookishness with my fab custom necklace and brooch from Sugar & Vice (more about that here).


Anyway, to celebrate my eternal love of all things book related, I thought I might take the opportunity to put together a fun little post featuring ten of my own personal literary heroes and heroines along with a bunch of neat stuff I found on Etsy relating to each author. If any of the items featured take your fancy, just click on the image to go and have a looksee at prices etc.

alrighty then, let's get started... 

William Shakespeare – English poet, playwright and actor – notable works: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Tempest, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream - It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/159738171/william-shakespeare-brooch-literary?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=william+shakespeare&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Brooch - FragileEliteDesign
Jane Austen – English novelist – notable works: Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility - “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/85624163/jane-austen-bookmarks-set-of-6?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=jane+austen&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Bookmarks - CastleOnTheHill
Mary Shelley - English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer notable works: Frankenstein, Mathilda, The Last Man, Valperga - “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/155787595/frankenstein-literary-scarf-in-new?ref=sc_1&plkey=dfde52c513ed1a9844d99e3489ab0d181249ad1e%3A155787595&ga_search_query=mary+shelley&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Scarf - ThornfieldHall
Edgar Allan Poe - American author, poet, editor, and literary critic – notable works: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum - “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/202856973/poe-fo-sho-sweatshirt-edgar-allan-poe?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=edgar+allan+poe&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Poe sweatshirt - LittleLiterary
Oscar Wilde – Irish writer, poet, playwright and novelist – notable works: The Portrait of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband - “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/221514591/oscar-wilde-holographic-glitter-heart?ref=sc_2&plkey=85237c4978a056bce6a7543a3a8cd7dc776d89f4%3A221514591&ga_search_query=oscar+wilde&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Oscar necklace - ShopSpaceTrash
Daphne Du Maurier – English novelist and playwright – notable works: Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, My Cousin Rachel, The Scapegoat - “But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/156031742/rebecca-quote-on-old-framed-book-page?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=daphne+du+maurier&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Framed book page print - BookishlyUK
Sylvia Plath – American poet, novelist and short story writer – notable works: Ariel, The Bell Jar, The Colossus And Other Poems - “If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression, of something beautiful, but annihilating.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/92769312/book-earrings-the-bell-jar-sylvia-plath?ref=sr_gallery_22&ga_search_query=Sylvia+plath&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Book Earrings - DesignsByAnnette
Douglas Adams – English writer, humorist, novelist and dramatist - notable works: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency series -“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/152074754/dont-panic-towel-in-blue-red-pink-grey?ref=sc_2&plkey=c2368b33c0c9d2813eee9571e45a7bdd676b7c9e%3A152074754&ga_search_query=douglas+adams&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Dont Panic hand towels - Orientina
Neil Gaiman – English novelist, author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films - notable works: Sandman, American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Neverwhere, Good Omens - “I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/221704542/neil-gaiman-quote-literary-quote-black?ref=sc_1&plkey=176d829ca8ebd6363142c07b4e90d46dfa760f83%3A221704542&ga_search_query=neil+gaiman&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Print - MaximusType
J. K. Rowling – English novelist - notable works: the entire Harry Potter series - “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/164980200/marauders-map?ref=sr_gallery_40&ga_search_query=marauders&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
Marauders Map - Lilliannamarie
And There you go, just a bit of fun! It's always nice to discover lovely book themed art and accessories to add to your collection (or if you don't have a collection, perhaps it's time to START one).

Anyway my dears, Happy World Book Day to you! I hope you found time to enjoy your favourite book today or maybe you picked up something new, who knows. Either way may your days be filled with books, because everyone knows that books = happiness. 

Are any of the writer on this list amongst your favourite literary geniuses? 

Most of the writers on my list are classic authors, perhaps you prefer more modern literature, are there any books you're particularly excited about reading this year?

And on that note, i'll say goodbye for today, i'm going to make something for dinner and get back to the book i'm currently reading (The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon, in case you were wondering).
Farewell folks, see you again next time!

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