Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TTT - Non-Book Bookish Things I'd Like to Own

It's time to link up with the Broke and the Bookish again!

Today's topic is pretty self explanatory, so let's just get right to the shiny things, shall we?

I really love book posters (I bought my brother The Odyssey as a book poster for his birthday a few years ago, and it's AWESOME), but the Pride and Prejudice ones are always a bit schmaltzy for my taste. This one is much better. Plus, Persuasion is my favourite Austen book, so it works out nicely!

I have a weird obsession with maps, and this one (which is hideously low res, but if you click the link above, you'll see just how awesome it is!) is phenomenal. 

I was talking to Cait a few weeks ago about how I have illustrious dreams for some day having a nerdy mug collection. I have this rather odd tendency to buy mugs as souvenirs when I travel (which is annoying, because they're a bitch to get home without them breaking!). Last year's addition was a mug from the Library of Congress. And now that I've discovered this one, I need it in my life. 

I love me a good hoodie (at the moment, mine mostly come from universities that I didn't attend. What up, Harvard?!), and this one is pretty magical. Heh. MAGICAL. 

A candle that smells like old books? Uh, YES PLEASE. Although somehow I feel like Australia Post wouldn't be too keen on handling it, given that it's flammable and all...

For when I inevitably run out of space on my bookshelves and books start to pile up all over the place. Because OH MY GOD, SO ACCURATE. 

The Marauders' Map was always one of my favourite things about the Harry Potter series, whether in book or movie form. So I think I need this. Like, immediately.

8. A home library
Although I'm guessing mine would have rather more YA and quite a bit less leather-bound stuff on the shelves... 

We spent a class or two talking about banned books during my librarianship course, so this tote bag seems only appropriate to raise awareness of continuing book censorship! 

10. Card catalogue
Perhaps not one QUITE that big, but I do really want a card catalogue in which to put all sorts of random stuff. Creating a card catalogue for my home library would probably be overkill, wouldn't it............

What's on your list?

K xx


  1. A card catalogue sounds kinda awesome and part of me would actually want to create one for my own home library but as I don't know the first thing about cataloguing and so on, I'm not going to do this.

    The scarf looks cool! Oh, and I'm one of those people to buy school merch from schools I never attended as well. What up McGill! Although I opted for a t-shirt rather than a hoodie as I didn't have enough space left in my luggage. My favourite is my "Harvard, America's McGill"-shirt. Coming to think of it, I need to tour the US colleges :D

  2. I really like the candle. One of my favourite quotes too. Great list!

  3. Those bookends are great and I would totally buy them myself except there's no actual room on my bookshelves for bookends. So, really, I should buy a whole bunch more bookends first.

    By the way, if you ever give into the need to buy a card catalogue, I once saw a heap of them in an antiques market in Geelong...

  4. My obsession with mugs is only second to my obsession with hoodies. SO THEREFORE I LOVE THIS LIST. *stamps with approval*

  5. I love everything on your list, particularly the Marauders scarf and that HP sweatshirt! It's all so cute :D

    Megan @ Bookworm in Love

  6. I want the candles that are inspired by Harry Potter characters. Have you seen those? They're so cool!

  7. No, I haven't. But they sound AMAZING.

  8. Seriously, I *need* that Harry Potter sweatshirt. Like, immediately.

  9. Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally... I may need to persuade someone to make a weekend trip to Geelong at some point!!

  10. Okay, well now I want a hoodie from McGill too. And you don't have to use a card catalogue for catalogue purposes! You can just keep random junk in the drawers instead :)

  11. I know that, I meant it the other way around. I want to catalogue all my books but I'm no librarian is what I was trying to say.

  12. Eh, there's nothing to say that you can't make up your own system for cataloguing things! Sure, it may not meet library industry standards. But a lot of small libraries use adapted version of the standards to meet their own purposes! As long as it works for you, it's a cataloguing system :)


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