Caffeinated is celebrating its six-year blogoversary and today I am sharing six of my favorite bookish things. This list was a little harder than I thought. Obviously, I love my book collection, particularly my first editions and signed copies. It’s a given I have mad love for Caffeinated and all the gadgets and plug-ins that come with it. The list below shares things I enjoy that are totally bookish and not something a non-book person would necessarily enjoy. Hopefully, you can relate. Grab a cup of your favorite caffeinated ice beverage and enjoy!
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I own both the Oasis and the Fire Kindle. Honestly, I couldn’t image life without them. Aside from reading ARCs, I love reading eBooks when the only other option is Mass Market Paperback. I struggle with the tiny print and bulky weight of them especially since I am known to three hours a day reader. I take my Oasis with me everywhere and love having a library in my purse! It has wonderful features including its own built-in cover and can be used in full sunlight. Read my review of the Oasis My kindle fire is nice since it works better for books with images. Like cookbooks and it also allows me to listen to my audiobooks and stream Netflix.
My Bose QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth Wireless
Can I just say BEST PURCHASE EVER! I began listening to audiobooks on my smartphone about 3 years ago, and have listened to almost two hundred books. Before I bought these babies, I was using earbuds. First corded and then wireless. Both didn’t block outside noise and aren’t the most comfortable thing for a two-hour listen. I kept adding the Bose to my cart on Amazon and taking them back out. I even went to Best Buy and tested them. I then read review after review and finally just bit the bullet and bought them. This was quite an investment, but one I have never for a minute regretted. I love that they fold up and come with their own carrying case. I get 20 hours between characters and the sound quality is fantastic. The best part is the world-class noise cancellation. I can cut the lawn, do dishes and sit in the same room with my son while he plays video games. I loved them so much, I bought my hubby a pair for his birthday this year. He loves them.
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My Harry Potter Book Collection
Call me a kid, but I adore the Harry Potter series and ordered all of the books upon their release. Our hardcovers are well loved as all of my children and even my husband have read them. I began collecting the illustrated editions and absolutely adore them. I’ve already ordered book three as a birthday present to myself. Of course, I own all of the movies and got my first Funko Pop of Harry Potter. I want them all. This year I am listening to the series for the first time on audio with Jim Dale and it’s fantastic! I am hoping to one day collect the British versions of the series. Below are links to Amazon for the illustrated series. They are oversized and gorgeous!
Snuggling with a book & a mug of coffee
Perhaps one of my favorite things is my time with a book and hot cup of coffee. In the winter, I love to cozy up near the fire with a snuggly blanket, a good pillow for my back and a coffee within reach. It’s the little things in life. Right. While I enjoy reading on the beach or poolside at a resort it is those quiet times at home that I favor the most. Add a rumbling thunderstorm or perhaps a bit of snow and there is no place in the world I would rather be. Below are links to my favorite blanket. I bought the twin size since it is longer than a regular throw and perfect for cold nights. The coffee mug set contains oversized mugs. Just the way I like them. The colors with polka-dots are whimsical. I love bookish throw pillows and this one says it all!
My Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Don’t laugh at me, but I NEVER miss an opportunity to be in a book. Until I was gifted this waterproof speaker listening in the shower wasn’t an option. I adore this little baby. It’s just the right size and sits atop my shower doors. I connect it to my smartphone and listen to audiobooks while showering. I can also use it with my jet tub and don’t have to worry about getting pages wet or electrocuting myself! It is heavenly. I only need to charge it about once a month and even use it on the back deck. Of course, you can listen to tunes as well, but this book lover uses it solely for audiobooks. Check out the APIE Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker It has over 290 five star reviews. ( I was going to take an actual photo of mine, but it’s all the waaaaay upstairs and I cannot seem to remember to do it. OK, fine I am lazy)
Book Swag and Collectables
I adore bookmarks, buttons, t-shirts, and gadgets from my favorite stories. From my Harry Potter wand to my Royal Mercantile T-shirt from The Veil by Chloe Neill. I squee over these little things. I picked up my wand at Diagon Alley in Univeral Studios in Florida. My husband still tells folks he had to buy passes to both parks for his wife. Pictured are buttons I picked up at events or was sent in the mail, bookmarks both gifted and collected. (I have more tote bags full!) I won a Diana inspired perfume from Discovery of Witches and saved the bottle. I have Avon wine glasses, pins and please don’t even get me started on totes. My totes have totes and I am always on the lookout for more! Even my journals, socks and decor are book inspired. Like my Mulder’s Map and Poe Raven.
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