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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:
Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759.
“Let them cant about decorum, who have characters to lose!”-Robert Burns
W. Somerset Maugham was born 25 January 1874.
“Impropriety is the soul of wit.”-W. Somerset Maugham
Virginia Woolf was born on 25 January 1882.
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”-Virginia Woolf
“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”-Noël Coward (born on 12-16-1899)
“Impropriety is the soul of wit.”-W. Somerset Maugham (died on 12-16-1965)