Humans like to wear the hobbies on their sleeves, much like their hearts, we want to show the world what we are proud of and what we support. Sports fans wear jerseys, sorority girls paint their cars, and gamers wallpaper their homes in posters. We wear our fandoms like a badge of honor -as we should. So what about bookworms and authors, do we have fun products to show off our love for the written word? Of course! Here are a few of my favorites and where to find them, because you can never have enough book pride!
These days if we are not careful, we’ll wake up and find that time has gotten away from us. I find that having a day planner keeps me more on track with all of my writing endeavors. This Alice in Wonderland one by 7321 is my favorite. It’s the perfect size; not too small to write in, but not too big too fit in even my smallest bags. By far it’s best feature is the art! There are other varieties but I am a glutton for Alice in Wonderland and this notebook makes me what to record my progress each day! The colors are soft and calming, the postage stamp stickers are too cute to use, and the hard cover makes it durable enough to tote around without fear.
Nerd used to be a dirty word. That is, until the nerds united and started to take over the world. Share your book pride with a shirt that shows you’re not too cool or too nerdy to shout to the world what you love. I have a navy blue shirt with black writing, but searching the internet will give you lots of different combinations of colors and glasses. Stay nerdy!
Inspirational items around a writing desk can make all the difference. These pieces made by Ramona Claire and sold around Seattle are made of recycled books, sheet music, and maps. Though she doesn’t have a website, this is one piece of inspiration you’ll want to pick up if you’re ever in Seattle. Mine is Game of Thrones!
Lastly, another t-shirt. If you’re not familiar with Shirt Woot you will be now. Their “Read A Book” shirt was given to me by a friend who “knew I liked books” and I laugh every time I wear it. The cotton is soft, the design is well printed and doesn’t do that icky peeling thing some do. The fit is great, though I would recommend buying a size or two larger because they do shrink. This is one of those garments that will get people thinking when they see it. Keep an eye out on shirt woot as their stock changes daily, you never know what you’ll find.
Do you have a favorite product to show off your book pride? Share a link in the comments below and it could be featured in the next installment of Literary Props!