Shopping for the Bookworm: A Literary Road Trip #3-Poetic Travels, Classic American-Style

In case you are just joining us: A Literary Road Trip #1-A Dream of Travel and A Literary Road Trip #2-The Beat Travels On

POETIC TRAVELS,CLASSIC AMERICAN-STYLE

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery-air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

It’s time to hit the road again. This week, we are traveling with an extra dose of hearty American vigor: mid-century style. Think laid-back glam, poetic, unforced. Casual yet calculated.

Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!

Writing and reading whilst lounging in the front passenger seat is obligatory, and so is saving room for any possible bookish road purchases: 

Roam Far & Roam Free Market Tote Bag by Belles and Ghosts

Roam Far & Roam Free Market Tote Bag by Belles & Ghosts. $35.00+. 

Anne Sexton A Self-Portrait in Letters at Pistil Books

Anne Sexton A Self-Portrait in Letters at Pistil Books. $14.95. 

The Harp Weaver and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1923, at Psychedelphia

An all-American inspiration for every generation: The Harp Weaver and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1923, at Psychedelphia. $15.00. 

“I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I mustn’t say this, I like many of them, a great many of my friends are writers.”-Sylvia Plath

A vintage (or retro) piece makes travel light, easy, and chic:

Pssst! This barrette is really poetic:

Sylvia Plath Altered Art Charm Bracelet by Yesware

Sylvia Plath Altered Art Charm Bracelet by Yesware. $18.00.

“Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.”-Anne Sexton

Always stop for a roadside picnic, and your travels will be happy ones!

Pendleton Red Tartan Plaid Picnic Blanket at Reminisce Vintage. $55.00.

The New Cookbook for Poor Poets and Others by Ann Rogers at Sunchowders Vintage

The New Cookbook for Poor Poets and Others by Ann Rogers at Sunchowder’s Vintage. $15.00.

Destination reached. Time to unwind. Legs up, glass in hand, surrounded by new-old scents.

Old Books Scented Soy Candle Tart, 3 oz Pack, by Frostbeard Studio

Old Books Scented Soy Candle Tart, 3 oz Pack, by Frostbeard Studio. $6.00.

Just Books T-Shirt by To The Moon and Back

Just Books T-Shirt by To The Moon and Back. $24.00

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9 thoughts on “Shopping for the Bookworm: A Literary Road Trip #3-Poetic Travels, Classic American-Style

    • It is different! I change my hair pretty much constantly. In the previous pic (taken a year ago), my hair was between-salon-visits platinum and shaved on the sides. In July, I went red (my natural colour) and also got a mohawk. In January, I went the shade of blonde you see here (a shade darker than platinum) and started growing it out. I call it The Great Mohawk Grow-Out of 2014. It’s almost a bob already!

      Thanks! It is weird not having part of my head shaved, but I will do that again sooner rather than later! 🙂

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      • Thanks! Your hair is lovely, so I understand your attachment. Mine was actually down to my elbows until August ’11, when I had it chopped down to an asymmetrical bob with an undercut on one side. After a few more looks in about as many months, I had one side of my head shaved. I’ve never looked back, but then I get bored soooo easily. We won’t even go into all of the colours I’ve had!

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  1. So many wonderful things on this list! I feel the retro sunglasses and plaid blanket are a MUST on any camping/beach trip. Also, my husband would love the travel bar. (I’m thinking anniversary present…)

    But the old-book-scented candles are brilliant! I never would have thought of that.

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    • There are so many amazing vintage travel bars available on Etsy!

      The shop that makes the candles has several book-themed ones. I am thinking of buying one to see if it is as cool as it seems!

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