Daily Diversion #284: The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

July Round-Up: Ten Interesting Posts

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Third Stop: Uneek Doll Designs

I love bookish goodies almost as much as I love actual books, and reading. Being a bookworm is not a hobby: it is an all-enveloping, personality-defining lifestyle. The holiday season is just getting started, which means it is time to go shopping the literary way! Over the next two weeks, I will take you on a virtual bookish shopping spree to some of my favourite lit sites!

In 2013, we visited some wonderful literary museums. This year, I am delighted to showcase several amazing book-themed Etsy shops. Let’s get started!

UNEEK DOLL DESIGNS

I cannot say enough nice things about these miniature dolls. Are they extremely weird? Sure! Are they also the most awesome little keepsakes ever? Possibly! Artist Debbie Ritter manages to give her creations the personalities of her real-life subjects. There are 251 author dolls available in her shop, as well as those embodying literary characters, celebrities, musicians, artists, and historical figures.

THREE OF MY (MANY) FAVOURITE PIECES:

SHOP INFO:

  • UNEEK DOLL DESIGNS: ETSY STORE
  • LOCATION: ALABAMA
  • ARTIST: DEBBIE RITTER
  • ARTIST INFO: HERE

A Trio of Literary Birthdays: Burns, Maugham, Woolf

Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759.

Robert Burns

Robert Burns

“Let them cant about decorum, who have characters to lose!”-Robert Burns

W. Somerset Maugham was born 25 January 1874.

W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham

“Impropriety is the soul of wit.”-W. Somerset Maugham

Virginia Woolf was born on 25 January 1882.

Virginia Woolf by Roger Fry

Virginia Woolf by Roger Fry

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”-Virginia Woolf

[Alternative Muses] Coming and Going: Noël Coward/W. Somerset Maugham Mashup

“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”-Noël Coward (born on 12-16-1899)

Noël Coward, circa 1914

Noël Coward, circa 1914

“Impropriety is the soul of wit.”-W. Somerset Maugham (died on 12-16-1965)

W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham