Top Ten Tuesday: April 15, 2014 – Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like To Own

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic: 
Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like To Own

Oh there are just so many bookish gifts and things and AWESOME out there in the world. How do I possibly choose? To be honest, I have no idea, but here’s a list for Santa should he need ideas for me this Christmas: 

LITERARY CANDLES. Yep. I need them. I actually haven’t bought any yet myself but Alyssa DID get me a Princess Bride-themed candle for Christmas last year! It’s called “The Cliffs of Insanity” <3 She got it from the Frostbeard Etsy Store which has SO MANY THINGS TO CHOOSE FROM. I kind of want them all.

  

Then there is this freaking gem that is HARRY POTTER CANDLES. I want these. A lot. These babies are from a website called Fandlemonium (and yes, they have other ones besides Harry Potter too.) I want them SO badly but they’re more money than I’m willing to spend on candles at the moment!

    

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ANYTHING MARAUDER’S MAP. I realized back when I was looking for Christmas gifts last year that somehow I became obsessed with the Marauder’s Map and didn’t even realize it. It just LOOKS so fantastic and I basically want ALL THE GIFTS.

    

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FANTASY MAPS. Well, I really don’t know where I would hang any of these (maybe a T-shirt is in order?) but I soooo want these maps. They look so amazing and I would just sit and stare at them, I’m sure.

 

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BOOK LAPTOP CASE. Because how awesome is this laptop case that looks like a book? So awesome.

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COFFEE MUGS. Because one of my favorite times to drink coffee is while reading and honestly, everything is better with books.

   

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BEER GLASSES. Because besides coffee, I ALSO love beer. Different kind of brews & books!

    

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PRINTS. There are honestly soooooooo many out there that I could possibly want. Again, no place to really put them unless I start decorating our guest room as a Harry Potter room (though really, is that ever a bad idea?) so I will hold off for now.

     

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ACTUAL LITERARY BEER. I actually had the “Take the Black Stout” at a restaurant and it was pretty good! Strong, but good! There are more Game of Thrones beers and I’ll have to research more too…

Okay, so that’s actually only eight but I’m already on fandom overload (and somehow I can’t come up with ten even after searching my Harry Potter Pinterest board! There are really so many more things I could possibly want but I think eight will get the Christmas ideas going, no? 🙂

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: April 15, 2014 – Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like To Own

  1. Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Book Blog)

    I love prints also. There are soooo many to choose from though!! I really do need to get some bookish art hung on my walls. I would also love to get something Marauder’s Map and that book laptop case!! And now I’m super curious to know what a Ron or Harry candle would smell like?!?!?

  2. Stormy

    MAPS!! I want giant, giant fantasy world maps that I can frame and hang. I don’t even know if they make those/if I could afford them like I want, but I’m obsessed with the idea!
    I really like the Frostbeard store candles. I haven’t ordered any yet but someday!
    I love the mugs! Mugs are the bookish/fandom item I always go for first. They’re just so USEFUL, you know? I always know I’ll use them.

  3. Tara

    I totally have the Marauder’s Map mug! I bought it at Universal when we went to the theme park. The footprints appear when you put something hot in it and it’s basically the coolest thing ever. I am also going to spend the rest of the day figuring out what Dumbledore’s office would smell like…

  4. Rachel

    I really love that almost this entire list is made up of HP stuff. It’s so you 🙂 I’ve seen someone with one of those laptop cases! I can’t remember who it was (it was an author), but I know it looked SO realistic. Those candles are cool! I’m not a candle girl, but I’d love to smell them just to see what scents they picked for each one.

  5. Lindsey

    I think a Harry Potter guestroom would be wonderful. 🙂

    I have bookish prints all over our house. I think any place is good to show a love of reading!

  6. Kay

    I feel like I can never have too many literary mugs! I bought my husband all the Game of Thrones maps when that came out a year or two ago, we don’t have them hung up, but we enjoy referencing them after watching an episode of GoT because my husband read the books, but I have yet to do so and it can get confusing. Great list! I wish I was rich after reading everyone’s Top Ten Tuesday today. lol

  7. Melissa @ Bookmark Dragon

    OMG, I didn’t even know literary candles existed. THOSE ARE AWESOME!! And the maps are so cool… and the mugs and glasses… and the prints… this meme has not been very nice to my wallet. Love your list!

  8. Lori

    I have a lot of HP stuff on my list too! I really love those beer glasses! I got some for my husband for Christmas from The Winchester (which isn’t book related) but I’d love some from The Three Broomsticks!

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