Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Things


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.

The topic for this week is:  Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like To Own (new bookshelves, bookends, cool bookmark, a bookish shirt, etc. You can add things you DO own if you want).

I love bookish things but I don’t own very many. I have some cute Little Miss coffee mugs that I drink tea from (Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Trouble and Little Miss Bossy). I have quite a few amazing bookmarks which were gifts from friends and family when they’ve gone on holidays or away for work. And my dad bought me the coolest money box (because I collect them) recently. It’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle themed!

So now… ten things that I’d love to own which are book related.

Bookish Mugs – Okay. So maybe I’m greedy. But to quote CS Lewis, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” And to drink that tea – I feel you can never have enough mugs. This one from the Literary Gift Company comes with one of my all time favourite quotes on it.

Bookshelves – I need more shelf space. I have more than a dozen boxes filled with books around the house and many many more in storage at my parents’ house. I would love to be in a house with gorgeous built in floor to ceiling bookcases. But until that day I think I should probably just drive down to Ikea and buy a few new Billy Bookcases..

I found this one on Architectural Digest and you know… I’d be quite okay with it *wink wink*

Harry Potter Stuff – Yes.. stuff. So descriptive I know but there is a lot of Harry Potter themed items that I’d love to own. From jewellery to other quirky things – it’s a fandom where so many people have been so creative.

Poly Juice Potion hip flask (from Amazon). I don’t even know why this one appeals to me considering I don’t drink.

Time Turner Necklace (from ThinkGeek)

Deathly Hallows bracelets (from The Magic Bracelet on Etsy)

Bookshelf Editions of my Favourite Board Games – Board games are hard to store. I used to keep mine on my shelves but they’re a bit bulky and don’t really fit properly. But there are special editions of games which go perfectly on shelves!

Bookopoly – There are times when my brother accuses me of spending too much time in scary corners of the internet. The last hour could probably be described as that. Did you know just how many different editions of Monopoly have been made? It’s a lot and I just lost quite a bit of time looking at them all. Quite a few AFL themed ones… More than one Pirates of the Carribean edition. And even a special edition featuring Alaska. The cat lovers one leaves me almost breathless…

But there was one that took my fancy called Bookopoly. Launched in 2006, this is a classic literature themed edition. All the properties are named after famous novels with the most expensive property on the board being The Great Gatsby.

Also Book Lover’s Scrabble looks awesome.

Alice in Wonderland Themed Cushion – I love cushions. Probably have too many and have the materials for a few more I want to make. I love the quotes on this one (from Not the High Street)

Grass Post-it Note Book Markers – Because they’re very cute.

And Finally – that’s ten! Thanks for sticking with my throughout this post. It’s probably the most wordy TTT post I’ve done in forever. I wrote out a list earlier this week of things I thought I’d put on my TTT… only one of the managed to get on the final copy of my post.

What Bookish non-book things would you like to own? Feel free to leave me a comment. I love seeing what other people think. 

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  1. OMG I WANT BOOKOPOLY SO BAD. And that scrabble picture…the first thing I saw on the board was ‘Brave Cactus’ hahaha. Definitely had a good laugh over it. These are all such cool items Kate. I really like the post-its too, and I’m all for more bookshelves. Need. More!

  2. I love the bookish board games! Also you can never have too much Harry Potter stuff, it’s pretty much all I ask for for my birthday and Christmas every year, it’s an addiction and they just keep coming out with new stuff! Great list =)

  3. Oh those grass notes are cute! And I collect Little Miss stuff too!! I must have about 4 of the tee-shirts and a Little Miss Giggles mug, which is kind of ironic since I’m a very serious person irl. xD I’m coveting that Harry Potter bracelet now…

  4. Great list! And OMG I want Bookopoly so bad!!! That library looks amazing, I want that in my house. Book bloggers can never have enough bookcases. We all need our own personal room in our house JUST dedicated to books, we clearly deserve it! So many amazing things, I want them all. Here’s my TTT.

  5. The time turner necklace. Yes. want!
    And the bookshelf editions of boardgames… genius! I’m always astounded when I see something like this; I would never ever have come up with the idea but it’s so awesome and makes so much sense (and for a pretty cool conversation starter :))

  6. Figures, I already own that time-turner and that DH bracelet… But I NEED that Polyjuice hip flask in my life!! Not even really sure what use I would get out of it, I just think it’s neat.

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