I think all of us dream about carrying a bookshelf around with us. Not literally, of course, but something more like the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella-“Now where did I put that book? Oh! Here it is!” and then pulling the book you want out of the air. Or, to be even more impressive, pull out the wrong book, suddenly ‘realise’ that, and put it back to pull out another book, all out of thin air. All the books-none of the weight. A wonderful dream, isn’t it?
If only that could work. But this isn’t a fairy tale. So, though we can’t have an invisible library carried around at our disposal, why not carry one book around? Confession: I already do this. It’s very seldom you see me without at least my journal. And if you do see me without it, it’s probably in my purse. I usually have a book or two stuck in a book bag, or my purse, or the car. Never go anywhere without a book. I’ve learned this. It just brings disaster. If you have a book with you, everything will be alright. If you don’t. . . watch out.
And so, if you don’t like carrying books around (don’t say it makes you look strange. Just don’t. You can say geeky–that’s fine), why not add a little whimsy to your wardrobe, and wear a book?
I love whimsical wardrobes. One of my favorite bloggers, The Clothes Horse, adds unexpected touches whenever she can, it seems: a watermelon slice-shaped purse that doubles as a cooler, a pair of eyes on the back of a trench coat, a straw boater hat or flower crown, or a ring with googly eyes. This isn’t quite as. . . noticeable. It’s merely a tribute to a fantastic book-and a cute necklace! 😉
And-you can have your own!
Violet, who makes these lovely necklaces, has graciously made a special Hobbit necklace for one of my readers! I’d love to just ‘forget’ about the giveaway, and keep it myself, but ah, well–I have my Gatsby necklace.
So what are you waiting for? Enter the giveaway for a chance to win your very own book necklace! And let me know in the comments: Which necklace is your favorite?