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11 Gift Ideas for Book Lovers Aside from Books

11 Gift Ideas for Book Lovers Aside from Books

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No idea what to gift your book lover friend aside from books?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Whether it be a birthday present to your best friend, a Christmas gift to your sister, or a Valentine’s gift to your girlfriend, you can never go wrong with the following bookish items.

1. Book-shaped Lamp

This book-shaped foldable mini LED lamp produces a warm light perfect for relaxing evenings.

It has a usage time of up to 5 hours and charging time of 2 hours.

Any book lover would love to receive this lamp as a gift.

2. Cushion Cover with Book Pocket

This unique combination of cushion cover and book pocket will surely put smiles on any bibliophile reading past the bedtime.

It not only protects your book, but also protects your cushion. Double protection!

3. Book-shaped MacBook Case

Made of PU Leather and comes with a zipper, this stylish MacBook case is sure to be on top of any book lover’s wishlist.

You won’t go wrong gifting this book-shaped MacBook case to your favorite bookworm.

4. Bookish Pillowcase

These bookish pillowcases for book lovers are perfect for reading marathons and can also be used as an item to add in your bookstagram photos to look lovely and put-together.

They’re also perfect for gifts to fellow book lovers as a birthday gift, Christmas gift, Valentine’s day gift, anniversary present, and other special occasions. 

5. Books and Fashion Box

Why not get both book and clothes?

This books and Fashion box includes a book and 2 or 3 pieces of clothing items. Jackets, boots, denim, T-shirt, blouse, or accessories depending on the season.

6. Mini Bookstore DIY Set

This mini bookstore DIY set is made of wood and paper. It includes LED lights for the lamps that come with it as well.

This mini bookstore DIY set is my best choice as a gift to any book lover.

7. Feather Bookmark Set

You can never go wrong with a bookmark. Every reader needs one.

This feather bookmark set contains 30 pieces so it’ll be a very long time before you run out of bookmarks.

8. Enchanted Reader Eyeshadow Palette

If the bibliophile you’re gifting loves makeup, then this Enchanted Reader eyeshadow palette will surely bring a smile from ear to ear.

This eyeshadow palette is a series of 4 colors, pink, orange, blue, and green with matte and shimmer.

9. Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection Boxed Set

Gorgeously illustrated in full color, the first three books in Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter series — “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” — are collected in this set. 

Fans of Harry Potter will jump with joy to receive this Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection Boxed Set as a gift.

10. Cute Cat Mug

A bookworm loves to have a hot drink while reading. Be it coffee or tea or cocoa, this cute cat mug will come in handy.

This ceramic mug comes with a lid to protect your drink. It is available in purple, blue, pink, and yellow.

11. Vintage Stamp Set

Personalize your things with this rubber stamp set.

Made of wood and rubber, this Vintage Number and Alphabet Wooden Rubber Stamp Set comes with a wooden box.

I hope you were able to find the perfect gift. If still in doubt, you can always choose a book to give.

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October Book Wrap Up 

What’s up readers? We’re already past half of November and I think it’s a bit late to post a wrap up of books I’ve read last month but anyway, here are the books I’ve read last October with my thoughts and reviews about it. 😊📚❤

1. Find Your Awesome by Judy Clement

In a perfect world, maybe you wouldn’t need a 30-day challenge to find and fall in love with your most playful, imaginative, and colorful self, but we don’t live in a perfect world. We live in a fast-paced, high-octane society where feeling lost in the jostling crowd is the norm and finding our own significance is oftentimes the biggest challenge of all.

-My review here.

2. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do But You Could Have Done Better by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell

Anonymous break up stories from men and women, old and young, serious and silly and the cartoons that inspired them. Author and artist Hilary Campbell turns the painful into the hilarious, validating emotions from forgotten middle school tragedies to relationships that ended only hours ago.

-My book review here.

3. Sea Trials by Wendy Hindman

In 1973, the Wilcox family sets off to sail around the world aboard the 40-foot sailboat, Vela. Thirteen months later, they are shipwrecked on a coral reef, with surf tearing a huge hole in the side of their boat. After years invested in saving money, preparing the boat, and learning to navigate by the stars, parents Chuck and Dawn refuse to give up. Fourteen-year-old Garth is determined to continue, while eleven-year-old Linda never wanted to go in the first place. Can they overcome the emotional, physical and financial challenges to transform from castaways into circumnavigators?

-Very inspirational. A must read to those who love travelling. While reading, it made me feel like I was voyaging together with them. It’s a true story and I’m very awed by how a family of four has managed to successfully sail around the world despite the countless trials they faced while at sea. Their resilience and perseverance has been tested again and again in this unforgettable journey of the Wilcoxes.

4. Why LA Pourquoi Paris? by Diane Ratican


Why LA, Pourquoi Paris? represents a visionary approach to a comparative study of two major, contemporary metropolises. As a long-time resident of both cities and a successful entrepreneur, author Diane Ratican curates visual pairings of Los Angeles and Paris with a newfound appreciation for their similarities, differences, and eccentricities.

-My book review here.

5. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

With people having to “cut back,” Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source–and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.

Sophie Kinsella is my favorite chick lit author and as always, she never disappoints me with every shopaholic series book I pick up. Becky Brandon neé Bloomwood is a likeable character because in spite of debilitating circumstance after another, she always has a solution to everything despite how crazy and unique her ideas are. Becky’s no ordinary character and that’s what I like about her. I love love love Luke Brandon’s charcter as well. I mean, who can not be attracted to him?  And Minnie! OMG! She’s kind of spoiled but very adorable. Oh God, I can’t imagine how Minnie will turn out as a teenager but I’m sure Becky will figure out how to raise Minnie to be a proper lady. Haha All in all, a very hilarious and sassy read! 😄

6. That Place of Knowledge by Philip Alan Shalka

It all begins when Sabre is assigned to an autistic, non-verbal, boy who seems to have an adventurous streak. One sunny summer afternoon, the usual swim in the pool leads to an under water trap door opening a passage to a secret city. There, time seems to have stood still since Ancient Greece. Sabre is right at his side as Philip encounters the philosopher Aristotle. Their conversations centre on a shared desire to seek knowledge, learning and happiness. Philip’s questions incite deep revelations, not only about himself but also about life in general. He gains insight and knowledge from Aristotle and it is clear that the philosopher also quite enjoys the company of his new friends.

-So many lessons within a short book. Wonderfully and skillfully written. Short and precise with his storytelling, author, Philip Alan Shalka takes you to that place called knowledge where he gets you thinking and the mysteries of life.

7. The Time And The Place by Donna K. Drago

During her inaugural trip to France in 2012, the American author experiences her first case of “love at first sight,” but it’s not a man that turns her head–it’s a country. She falls in love with the villages, the décor, food, wine and the lifestyle. Once back at home she becomes obsessed with the idea of owning her own place in France and begins her own vigilant search for a dream cottage. She allows herself to be drawn in and charmed by the clock tower’s wonky and sporadic clanging. Pour a glass of rose’ and sip along as she signs the contract and spends five whirlwind days making the house her own. Then relish the moments when she finally sits down and blissfully savors the first glass of wine on her new French balcony.

-Most of the time, I read fiction to get out of everyday stress by escaping from reality for a while but reading non-fiction every once in a while is something I try to do. When I finished reading Beginning French, I was scrolling through Amazon and “The Time and The Place by Donna K. Drago” popped up as one of the recommended books. Realizing that it is another book about France, specifically buying a house in France, it got my attention (I don’t plan buying a house there but it’s fun to know about how people buy houses in another country – all the preparations and whatnot). It was a very short but insightful read and I had fun reading along how the author shopped and

Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on these books? Let me know in the comment section below. 👇😊

More Book Wrap Ups:

September Book Wrap Up

August Book Wrap Up

July Monthly Book Wrap Up 

2017 Half Year Book Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up for the 2nd Week of June 2017

Weekly Wrap Up: First Week of June 2017 

Flexi Aquilla’s Youtube Videos:

Halloween Haul

Let’s Go to the Bookstore 

Giveaway:

I’m conducting a giveaway of Dan Brown’s Origin so if you want to win a hardback copy of it, click here for more details. 😄

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Book Haul 4

What’s up readers? It’s the 18th day of Blogtober! If you don’t know what Blogtober is, it is a series I am conducting that starts from the first of October wherein I post on my blog everyday until Halloween. 🎃📖📚😁🍁🍃🍂 (This was supposed to be posted yesterday.)

Today I’m going to do another book haul in video form. I hope you enjoy it! 😄❤

Books Mentioned:

1. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

5. Le Mont Saint-Michel

6. Collins French Dictionary Plus Grammar

7. ナルニア国 ライオンと魔女 (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe)

8. 漢字をおぼえる辞書 (Dictionary for Learning Kanji)
If you want to purchase any of the books mentioned, here are the links: 

1. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

5. Le Mont Saint-Michel

6. Collins French Dictionary Plus Grammar

7. ナルニア国 ライオンと魔女 (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe)

8. 漢字をおぼえる辞書 (Dictionary for Learning Kanji)

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Also, I’m doing an Instober (Instagram version of Blogtober) so if  you’re interested, you can follow me on Instagram @flexireads. See you there! 


Don’t Miss A Day of Blogtober!

Blogtober Day 1: October Book Releases 

Blogtober Day 2: Ask Me Anything

Blogtober Day 3: Q and A with Flexi Reads

Blogtober Day 4: Book Haul 3

Blogtober Day 5: September 2017 Book Wrap Up

Blogtober Day 6: Books to Read This Fall 2017

Blogtober Day 7: The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman Book Review

Blogtober Day 8: Relatable to Book Lovers

Blogtober Day 9: Tea Haul

Blogtober Day 10: Favorite Lines from The Billion Dollar Spy

Blogtober Day 11: Stationery Haul 2

Blogtober Day 12: Fall Decorations for Book Lovers

Blogtober Day 13: Favorite Lines From The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Blogtober Day 14: Why L. A. Pourquoi Paris? Book Review

Blogtober Day 15: Blogtober Update and Announcement

Blogtober Day 16: Google Translates Harry Potter Titles 

Blogtober Day 17: Books to Read When Going Through A Heartbreak 

More Hauls:

Stationery Haul 

Tea Haul

Book Haul

Book Haul 2 

Book Haul 3


Thank you for reading and cheers to more books!
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Love,


Flexi

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Fall Decorations for Book Lovers

What’s up readers? It’s the 12 th day of Blogtober! If you don’t know what Blogtober is, it is a series I am conducting that starts from the first of October where in I post on my blog eveyday until Halloween.


Today, I’m going to share to you some fall decorations for book lovers. Dress your home for autumn and transform your room or entire house into fall reading mode! 😄📚🍂📖🍁🍃❤

Fall Banner Made From Book Pages

A very easy and simple deco by Dream Design DIY. You can read the instructions here.

Book Page Pumpkins

What is autumn without pumpkins? Book pumpkins are perfect for book lovers. It’s easy to make and very cute! 🎃❤  Here’s a tutorial by Creations by Kara.

Book Page Wreath

Here’s a tutorial on how to make a book page wreath by Kristen from Celebrate Everyday with Me. You can hang it on your door or anywhere you like.

Book Page Garland

Nesting Place made Book Page Garlands for her sister’s party. It looks so cool! You can check out how she made it here.
That’s it for today, see you tomorrow in another Blogtober post! 😄
Don’t Miss a Day of Blogtober! 😊

Blogtober Day 1: October Book Releases

Blogtober Day 2: Ask Me Anything
Blogtober Day 3: Q and A with Flexi Reads
Blogtober Day 4: Book Haul 3
Blogtober Day 5: September 2017 Book Wrap Up
Blogtober Day 6: Books to Read This Fall 2017
Blogtober Day 7: The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman Book Review
Blogtober Day 8: Relatable to Book Lovers 
Blogtober Day 9: Tea Haul
Blogtober Day 10: Favorite Lines from The Billion Dollar Spy 
Blogtober Day 11: Stationery Haul 2

Did you enjoy this post? Want more posts like this? If you do, you can click on the follow button to be notified everytime I write a new post. 😄


Also, I’m doing an Instober (Instagram version of Blogtober) so if  you’re interested, you can follow me on Instagram 
@flexireads. See you there!


Thank you for reading and cheers to more books!
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Love
,


Flexi