Monday, January 12, 2009

Gifts for the English Major in Your Life (3)

The Jane Austen action figure. I have this one, but there's also Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, and Edgar Allan Poe. (Image from here).

All Natural Tasty Notebooks from Ivy Lane Designs on Etsy.

If you have $400 lying around (and who doesn't?), how about this one-of-a-kind Writer Charm Bracelet (also on Etsy) from Caitlin M. Shurilla? Includes etched pen nibs, etched letters spelling WRITE, cast sterling silver paper with bits of text, cast sterling silver wads of paper with text, etc.

Supposedly, the poet Friedrich Schiller needed the smell of apples rotting in his desk drawer to help him write. So perhaps apple (and blueberry and grape and...) scented pencils from Laurentien will banish writer's block. Or you can always try pencils marketed for just that purpose, both the inspirational and the absurd.


  1. Your fifty listed books are impressive.

  2. Hey, stranger! What have you been up to?

    Also, thanks, but its not quite so impressive when you realize how short most of those are. (And I know someone, who will go unnamed, who read 80+ books last year, so I don't feel quite as wonderful as I might otherwise.)