Thursday, 25 November 2010

"She is too fond of books ..."

"She is too fond of books, & it has turned her brain," Louisa M Alcott
Know anyone in your family this could apply to?
There are a few in mine, not discounting myself.

 The Literary Gift Company is a place I stumbled upon whilst trying to find The Penguin Board Game to buy for our family Christmas this year. The game looks perfect for our family of book readers, competitive game players and penguin lovers. First to collect, beg, borrow or steal 6 books is the winner.

Enticed by the offer of free postage if I spent another £1.05, I clicked away and had difficulty stopping.
Here are some ideas that caught my eye and may be helpful present ideas for you too.


The Penguin Board Game.
A mug that may not be polite, but talks straight.
Tea towels guaranteed to cheer up the washing up.
A poster sized map of the literary writers of the UK, fascinating to explore.
Parcel tape that says it all.
Scrabble cufflinks, perfect for a man in your life.
A journal for witty thoughts and secrets.
Is it a book or is it a handbag?

Things to love about this site:
1. It is part of a company called Puddle Books - great name.
2. The Frequently Asked Questions page:
 Can I return an item? 
Yes
 Is Heathcliff a murderer?
Hmmm. Tricky one.
 Do you offer an express delivery service?
Yes, except for example bespoke made Scrabble cufflinks
 What is the reading order of Ian Rankin's Rebus novels?
  1. Knots and Crosses (1987)
  2. Hide and Seek (1991)
  3. Tooth and Nail (original title Wolfman) (1992)
  4. Strip Jack (1992)
  5. The Black Book (1993)
  6. Mortal Causes (1994)
  7. Let it Bleed (1996)
  8. Black and Blue (1997)
  9. The Hanging Garden (1998)
  10. Dead Souls (1999)
  11. Set in Darkness (2000)
  12. The Falls (2001)
  13. Resurrection Men (2002)
  14. A Question of Blood (2003)
  15. Fleshmarket Close (published in the USA as Fleshmarket Alley) (2004)
  16. The Naming of the Dead (2006)
  17. Exit Music (2007) 
3. The unique and unusual range of products for bookish types, with worldwide shipping.

Have fun discovering what lies in wait for you.



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3 comments:

Astrid said...

As a book-loving member of your family, I think I speak for all of us when I say we are happy you found them in plenty of time for Christmas!

Becky said...

Thanks for the nice comment about my denim quilt :) I have a friend who is a HUGE book lover, we always have to move piles of book to sit on her couch :) This looks like the perfect site for her christmas gift!

Mayda Villar (Cuatro en la Carretera) said...

I am "Too fond of books" myself. So, thank you for all these tips!!!

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