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  • Kristina Elyse Butke

Writerly Holiday Wish List


'Tis the season for shopping! I like to make wish lists every year that are impossible--the fun comes from making the wish BIG. In a perfect world where I have expendable wealth, I would buy all the goodies on this list. These are pretty things that I would love to have someday that make me feel like a writer with a capital 'W.' If you want to buy them, I've linked to the storefront as well as each individual item. Come "ooh" and "ahh" with me!


The Literary Gift Company


Wish list items from the Literary Gift Company - shirt, pins, and bracelets

  1. Long-sleeved Personalized Book Shelf T-Shirt. This is a customizable top where you can choose between black or gray, and then choose the book cover color ensembles, too. But the coolest thing about this top is you can personalize it with your favorite authors and their books! I'd get this and do some of my favorite YA fantasy novels I've read this year.

  2. Read Write Create Make Lapel Pin. I love collecting pins. I need a place to put them or find a reason to wear them, tee hee,,,but I love them so much! I really like the look of this pin...it's like a magic spell for writers.

  3. 'Once Upon A Time ... Happily Ever After' Bangle Set. Adjustable bracelets in a happy pair. I'm someone who never gets over fairy tales and this is the perfect present to celebrate them. I'd wear one on each wrist.

  4. I Will Be Mistress of Myself Lapel Pin. Here's another pin I enjoy. I can't remember if it's from Charlotte Brontë or Jane Austen but either way, I value my independence and my ambition and am very much the mistress of myself.

  5. Plot Twist Earrings. I just think these are really cute. I'm guessing they're a little on the larger side...I'd wear them to conventions or conferences or public readings if I got them.


Literary Emporium



  1. Lady Macbeth Green Sweatshirt. Macbeth is my favorite Shakespeare play (I still have the "Out! Out brief candle!" soliloquy memorized from school). This is a fabulous quote ("Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it") and green is my favorite color, so this makes for an awesome choice.

  2. Lady Macbeth Tarot T-Shirt - Queen of Swords. Lady Macbeth strikes again! It's another quote I have memorized --"but screw your courage to the sticking place and we'll not fail" -- but I like this shirt mostly for how it looks. I like the old acid wash and the engraved-style image.

  3. Alice in Wonderland Socks. Not much to be said -- I just think these look nifty.

  4. Women Poets Enamel Pin Set. I just love all of the quotes to these pins and it's hard for me to choose from any of them -- so why not get the whole set?

  5. Shakespeare Star Earrings. I like both the quote featured on the card and the earrings themselves. I like daintier-looking jewelry and this is a pair I'd wear all the time.


Etsy



  1. Pink Book Paper Roses from the shop A Long Story. I've always found book roses to be very pretty. These are made from classic works of literature and you can choose bundles of 3, 6, or 12 roses with a stem in the metal of your choice.

  2. Classic Book Quotes Postcard Set from the shop Bookishly UK. These postcards feature quotes from The Wind in the Willows, Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1984, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Little Prince, The Secret Garden, and Les Misérables. I just really like the look of these postcards.

  3. Handcrafted Stoned Leather Journal from the shop By Amber and Rose. I am someone who collects journals and hesitates to write in them because they can be extremely gorgeous. This would be a journal I'd be too afraid to use but would love to own anyway. This leather notebook is made of recycled materials and you can customize whether it's embossed or stitched, and you can choose the stone you want in the center of the notebook! I'm into the labradorite myself!

  4. Don't Stop Until You're Proud Enamel Pin from the shop Writers Treehouse. Another fun enamel pin that doubles as a source of encouragement for writers!

  5. Do Not Disturb Writer at Work Doorknob Hanger from the shop Bibliofic Design. I wish I had this growing up in my home while I lived with my family. I live alone now but who knows for how long? I'll probably need this in the future, lol.


Wherever Fine Books are Sold


It wouldn't be a list for writers without books on them! Here are some books that I picked because either they were released in December, recently came to my attention, or are holiday-themed. Enjoy!

  1. The Excalibur Curse by Kiersten White. This is the final book rounding out the trilogy that began with The Guinevere Deception and I've enjoyed every book in the series thus far. There's a special place in my heart for Mordred especially. I can't wait to read how the story ends!

  2. The Righteous by Renée Ahdieh. This is the third book in a trilogy and I recently bought the first two books in the trilogy because their eBooks were on sale for really cheap. And I'm a completionist, so I need the third book, even though I haven't started the series yet!

  3. The Midnight Girls by Alicia Jasinska. Winter carnivals, consuming pure hearts for power, and enemies to lovers, tra la! This is on my list to check out.

  4. Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen. Since I've written a book featuring sirens I've kept my eyes open for any books with mermaids in them just to see what's going on in the genre. But even if I hadn't written Son of the Siren, I'd still read this book anyway because I love stories of mermaids defying the rules of their kind -- in this case, defying the rules of the gods.

  5. Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar. All I needed to know was that this is a retelling of The Nutcracker, my childhood ballet dream. I would read this book for the nostalgia trip and to get into the Christmas spirit.

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There's a lot of things on this wish list that I really like. I would love to get all of them, but that's not going to happen...so I'll just dream I can!


Do you see anything you like?


What do you want for the holidays this year?