Birthday Books

My birthday isn’t until Friday, but a couple of days ago my husband indulged me with some early gifts:

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Shopping for the Bookworm: F is for Fitzgerald, Zelda

F is for Fitzgerald, Zelda:

My heart is full of flowers archival print by Swallowfield. $18.00.

My heart is full of flowers archival print by Swallowfield. $18.00.

My Annual Zelda Fitzgerald Birthday Post, This Time in Photographs

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was born on 24 July 1900. Her dreams ran bigger than her husband’s words, deeper than his fame. She was way more than a muse, a wife, a mother: she was a writer, and a damn fine one.*

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*Zelda also danced and painted.

Writers Enjoying Winter, Part One

The Fitzgerald Family Celebrating Christmas

The Fitzgerald Family Celebrating Christmas

Ernest, Hadley, and Jack Hemingway in Schruns, Austria. 1925

Ernest, Hadley, and Jack Hemingway in Schruns, Austria (1925)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle enjoying a ski holiday

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle enjoying a ski holiday

Sylvia Plath and Marcia Brown Stern courtesy alumnae association of smith college

Sylvia Plath and Marcia Brown Stern (courtesy Alumnae Association of Smith College)

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Fifth Stop: The Literary Gift Company

THE LITERARY GIFT COMPANY

This site is a book nerd’s paradise. Beware: it is a serious time waster for that very reason. On the plus side, their collection of literary goods is so wonderfully exhaustive that it is a one-stop shop for reading accessories. I hope you are wearing your comfy clothes, because you’ll be here awhile.

(MORE THAN) A FEW HIGHLIGHTS:

Frankenstein Literary Transport Mug

Frankenstein Literary Transport Mug. $12.80. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald Poster

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald Poster. $17.63. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

On Writing by A.L. Kennedy

On Writing by A.L. Kennedy. $30.57. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

I Capture the Castle Strong Canvas Shopper

I Capture the Castle Strong Canvas Shopper. $17.63. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

Emily Dickinson Soft Toy

Emily Dickinson Soft Toy. $27.28. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

Watership Down T-Shirt

Watership Down T-Shirt. $32.11. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

The Wizard of Oz Jigsaw Puzzle

The Wizard of Oz Jigsaw Puzzle. $20.84. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

East and West Egg Bestie Necklace

East and West Egg Bestie Necklace-The Great Gatsby. $56.34. Image from The Literary Gift Company.

DETAILS:

  • THE LITERARY GIFT COMPANY: GO HERE
  • PREDICTED SHOPPING TIME: 45 MINUTES
  • BEST AWESOMELY UNEXPECTED ITEM: QUOTABLE CHOCOLATE BARS
  • PRICE POINT: AVERAGE
  • BOOKWORM HAPPINESS SCALE (OUT OF A POSSIBLE 10): 10+++

FIRST STOP: EDWARD GOREY HOUSE STORE

SECOND STOP: JANE AUSTEN GIFT SHOP

THIRD STOP: OUT OF PRINT CLOTHING

FOURTH STOP: THE READER’S CATALOG