So, apparently it is time to buy things for other people? Something like that? Here are some interesting and (mostly) literature- and writing-related gift ideas that you can keep in mind as you scour the internet for gifts. (Do people even go to the mall anymore?) They all go well with fruitcake. Enjoy.
— It is a notebook. It is a journal. It is Froot Loops. (I have to love it; I live less than 50 miles from Kellogg’s.) The Junior Mints version is pretty cool too, if you’re like me and giggle about Kramer dropping a Junior Mint into that dude getting surgery during that one episode of Seinfeld, or if, you know, you like Junior Mints. Some other cool journals: A Reader’s Journal, if you are into tracking what you read, and my favorite — a journal made out of recycled card catalog cards.
— Also from Etsy: My book club can beat up your book club. I really like this. Now all I have to do is join a book club.
— Need your books to stop falling over (or know someone who does)? How about some bookends? Not just any bookends. Thurber’s dog bookends.
— Never underestimate the power of a really cool pen.
— This kind of freaks me out, but it’s a pen holder.
— How could you go wrong with a librarian action figure? I ask you.
— Does this count as an homage to Oscar Wilde? I think so, yes.