In keeping with the theme of my blog, I decided to start bringing you updates of the newest and greatest bookish addictions in my life so I can share with you some awesomely bookish things or discuss if maybe we share the same bookish loves. It seemed like a great way to get a little discussion going in a very relaxed way.
This Edition’s Bookish Addiction? Bookish bags!
I. Love. Bookish totes. Especially after BEA this year, I’ve amassed quite a decent collection! Like everything else in my blog life, Bundles of Books — the used book store in Glen Ellyn — started this bookish habit. Every time you buy a bundle of books (har har), you get a free tote bag. They had a map pinned on the wall behind the counter and each customer who came in could say where they had brought “Bob” (Bundles of Books). There was a US map and even a world map with a surprising amount of push pins!
Naturally, I ended up with… at least four “Bob” totes. Then Kristina from Gone Pecan got me a sweet “Talk Nerdy to Me” tote for Christmas last year! And then… well… BEA happened. FREE TOTES GALORE. Some were simple, some were adorable (Quirk Books!), some were downright HANDY (Putnam Anniversary tote). And I may or may not have saved my little bag from The Strand because I’m touristy and nostalgic like that. It’s not a tote but hey, it’s a bookish bag. I’m counting it!
“Eat, Sleep, Read” — Got for Christmas from my mom
The Strand — Saved from my purchase at The Strand
“So Many Books, So Little Time!” — “Bob” the Bundles of Books bag
Periplus bag — from BEA
Allegiant bag — from BEA
I Read YA — from BEA
“Talk Nerdy to Me” — Gifted from Kristina at Gone Pecan for Christmas
Level 2 bag — Received at Lenore Appelhans signing
Quirk Books bag — from BEA. How cute are those books!?
“See Things Differently” — from BEA
Putnam 75th Anniversary bag — from BEA and my tote for EVERYTHINGGGGG all the time
“Think Harlequin” — from BEA