Skip to main content

Gift Guide #3: Reading is Sexy


For the gal who always has her
nose in a book... or who may be the
next Stephanie Meyer or J.K. Rowling,
consider these literary treasures:

1.  Bookmarks brighten up the pages of any novel---for the lover of classic romances, opt for these colorful Jane Austen bookmarks.  Or for any reader, these witty literary saying bookmarks are sure to be a hit.

2.  A Kindle is an ideal gift.  Lightweight, portable, long battery life, easy to use, thousands of books to download. Trust me... my Kindle and I are inseparable.  If your bookworm already has an e-reader, select a pretty cover like this one by Diane von Furstenberg

3.  Many readers also have a knack for writing.  So get your future novelist a set of Vera Bradley patterned pencils so she can write in style.

4.  This girly pink clip-on light from PBTeen will illuminate late night reading.

5.  For the reader, writer, or font-enthusiast... this organic cotton book bag is adorable.

6.  Could these PBTeen pink bookends be any cuter?  I think not.

7.  A gorgeous Vera Bradley journal is perfect for recording favorite books, quotations worth remembering, personal poetry, daily diary entries, and much more.

8.  Whether she prefers tea, coffee, or hot cocoa while snuggling up with a good book, here's a darling cup.

9.  There are tons of literary tees on  Just search "Jane Austen"!



Meredith said…
ummm yes. to all of these. LOVE them. esp the t's. i DO love jane. i do!


DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done. I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia .

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Blair's Room | Gossip Girl Decor

Manhattan's debutante Blair Waldorf happens to be my favorite Gossip Girl character.  Her behavior and feelings vary from snobbish to sensitive, but she always (except for a few rare occasions) looks and acts totally pulled together.  Her luxurious bedroom is fit for a queen---and is as pulled together as her preppy fashion ensembles.