Monday, April 14, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Things We'd Like to Own

As always, TTT is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

So this week's topic is Top Ten Bookish Things (that aren't books) That We'd Like to Own. We love posts like this. You know what we love almost as much as books? Book related things. Huzzah for book love.

Since there are so many available options, and my brain doesn't exactly like to think these days (hence the severe lack of posting on here lately and the fact that I'm writing this the day of), I decided to focus on bookshelves in particular. I get serious bookshelf envy these days. I have one tiny one in my living room and that's it. The rest of my books are stacked in a closet. My goal this spring/summer is to make room SOMEWHERE in my house for more books. It needs to happen. Anyway.... on to some of my favorite bookshelves I've found on the interwebs.

If I could make this happen I totally would. Alas my husband is not a Whovian.

Old TV Bookshelf
 This would be amazing in a home office/library.

A Bracket Bookmark
A bit impractical, but so fun! I think this would be awesome on a covered patio.

How fun would this be to use to display two different series?

I want. But not for $944. Sad face.

Doorway Bookshelf

How cool would it be to have a bookshelf as a door?
Especially if it led to a room like a playroom for kids. Passageway to Narnia anyone?

Desk Bookshelf

How convenient would it be to have your desk made out of bookshelves?

Coffee (or Teacup) Bookshelf

 Wouldn't this be fabulous in a bookstore coffee shop?

Lighted Bookshelf
This be so much fun to decorate at Christmas with lights and garland.
Or hang ornaments off of it? Imagine the possibilities!

Hug Your Books Bookshelf

To be honest this one is a little creepy for me. But it's different.
 And hey, who doesn't want to hug their books?

So what bookshelf do you need in your life?

I'm baaaack!!! After a nine day vacation and a week of recovery, I have returned. Why is it that a vacation from the vacation is always needed? Anywho... This Top Ten Tuesday is right up my alley. There are so many bookish items I need that I could probably list a hundred. Instead I'm sticking to the rules and only listing ten. Here they are. 

1. Harry Potter Monopoly. 

Um, yes please! I would play this every freaking day. Best board game ever!

2. This really awesome book nook. I would never leave!

3. This really nifty table made out of upcycled books. 
Isn't it lovely? 

4. This little lamp.
It's so cute!

5. These Harry Potter Hogwarts textbook notebooks. 
I love these. I need them. 

6. These adorable owl bookends. Because ... Hello ... Owls and books are the best. 
Have I mention my love of owls?!

7. This amazing bookself. Seriously amazing! 
I wonder if I could find one only in the shape of Texas?

8. This Harry Potter book page art. 
I love Harry Potter. Can you tell?

9. This hanging book "shelf". I mean ... 
So creative!

10. This Teacup bookshelf! 
 I collect teacups so this is totally appropriate.

So what's on your list?


  1. There's a Harry Potter Monopoly game?? AHH I wants it. I did not mean to sound like Gollum there. Hah! Great list!

  2. That Tardis bookshelf is SO cool and I don't even watch Dr. Who. Also, I really like that desk bookshelf. Totally something I'd want. ALL THE THE BEAUTIFUL BOOKSHELVES. Too much want!!! :P

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  3. I would play that HP Monopoly ALL THE TIME!

  4. My husband isn't a Whovian either but he keeps buying me Who stuff since he's excited that I'm so into the show. He's a good husband.

  5. Do you have a link for the Harry Potter text book notebook/journals? I can't find those particular ones when I Google. Thanks. :)

    1. They're on Etsy. The shop is called Celestefrittata. You can get them individually or buy a three pack. She's in Italy so they'll probably take a while to ship.

  6. I love Harry Potter monopoly soooo much!! I didn't even know it existed.

    Top Ten Bookish Items

  7. I don't watch Dr. Who, but I so LOVE that bookcase! I also love the super pricey Hasbeenread/Willberead bookshelf. But that doesn't surprise me because I have a knack for picking out expensive stuff. I have the HP textbooks and the reading nook on my list this week too!! I love looking at everyone's bookish finds. It's a fun week!!

    My TTT

  8. What a cool list! I love that you added pictures. :) Those bookshelves that you added were so great - I really want the typographic one, but oh dear how expensive was that! Happy reading! :)

  9. I love the Harry Potter stuff, so cool!!

    My TTT!

  10. All those bookshelves are amazing but... I NEED THAT US MAP BOOKSHELF IN MY LIFE AND IN MY HOME! That is all!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  11. Great list! There are so many amazing things on this list, and I kind of want them all. I especially love the bookshelf door, I want one. I also had HP monopoly and that amazing reading nook, I am desperate for both. I want those HP textbooks too, so cool. Here's my TTT.

  12. I would love that Doctor Who bookshelf. It would be fantastic. And I love HP too, so anything related to that series is totally on my wish list.

  13. That Tardis bookshelf is AMAZING! As is the US map bookshelf. And I totally want that Harry Potter Monopoly board game! Wonderful list!

  14. LOVE the teacup bookshelf! So cute!

  15. I'm pretty much in love with the hanging book shelf. FUN and ARTSY.