Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like to Own.
So I’m not exactly lusting after all of these, but I would really like to own them (not necessarily in this order):
- A proper home library. I feel funny listing this one, because my study comes close already: I’ve got Billy bookshelves on two (small) walls, plus a third slim one on the window wall. But what I’d really love is to finish a good-size room in the basement and line it with bookshelves, preferably in cherry or maybe honey oak. And have french doors leading out to a nice patio instead of the ugly sliding glass door that’s down there now. Soft, rich carpet on the floor, nice comfy armchairs or maybe a padded chaise… Bliss.
|Something like this: Neil Gaiman’s library. Bright, comfy, and packed with books.|
- A treehouse. For reading outdoors. Preferably without spiders and mosquitoes. Or maybe a porch swing.
|Treehouse Point hotel in Washington state|
- A fantasy signpost for my garden. (Also a gardener, but that’s another wish list.) With signs pointing to Narnia, Rivendell, the Shire, Hogwarts, Tortall, Benden Weyr, the Harper Hall, Haven, the Emerald City, Prydain, Camelot, and Neverland.
- A Little Free Library. I can’t have one of these (the property owner’s association and local ordinances would probably prohibit it), but if I could, I would. Preferably one shaped and painted to look like a TARDIS.
- A wand from Alivan’s. Forget those resin movie-replica wands. A real wand must be made of wood. This is the one we gave Robin for her graduation (yes, it looks like Hermione’s.) Someday, I’d love one of my own, just for fun. (Maybe the Red Cedar/Oak wand, or the Rowan. You can see the whole collection at Alivan’s.)
- A Hogwarts class ring. I don’t think an official one exists, and the only handmade ones I’ve found aren’t as good as this photo — but it would be awesome.
- Pajamas that combine these pants and this shirt. (Sorry, no links available; it seems these exact items are no longer available.)
- A Kindle case that looks like a book. I like my magnetized Kindle case that automatically turns on my Kindle when I open it. But these are beautifu and elegant:
- One or more orginal illustration by one of my favorite illustrators, framed. E. H. Shepard, P.J. Lynch, Frank Godwin, Jan Brett, Michael Hague, Michael Whelan, Elizabeth Malczinski Littman, and several others…) But I’d settle for really good reproductions.
|The Names upon the Harp – Eithlinn (P.J. Lynch)|
- Bookmarks. Magic ones, that appear whenever and wherever I need one. Because I can never find them when I want one…