Monthly Archives: March 2012

Peter Pan Fairy Locket Necklaces!

I wanted to share the newest line of bookish goodies I’ve been working on! New in our etsy shop, magical fairy door lockets featuring tiny snippets of book pages. First up, Peter Pan! These necklaces are all one of a kind and like all of our literary necklaces, they feature bits of actual book pages. 



This is the first of many book lockets to come. I am currently working on a sweet Hobbit door locket to add to the line and I’ll post when that is ready. In the meantime, you can check out our shop for lots of bookish goodies. We’re still offering 12% off all orders placed in our shop through March 21st! 

Have a great week!



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Hunger Games giveaway & sale!

The Hunger Games movie is coming out on March 23! Chad and I really liked the books and we’re excited to see how this will be interpreted on film. In tribute to the movie opening, we’ve decided to have a little giveaway here along with a sale in our etsy shop.

Here are the giveaway goodies!

One winner will receive ten 1″ pinback buttons made from original book pages. If you win, you are welcome to choose which words (katniss, peeta, mockingjay, etc.) are on your buttons!!

And another lucky winner will receive a one of a kind 3″ pocket mirror with the unforgettable quote “may the odds be ever in your favor” hand stamped onto an original book page.

To enter this giveaway, comment on this post and let us know: Who is your favorite character in The Hunger Games series? You can enter until Wednesday, March 21st at 12 a.m. CST. If you’d like to be entered more than once, you can also stop over and “like” our facebook page and comment on the giveaway post there as well!

And yes, we are also having a sale! You can get 12% off EVERYTHING in our shop, including our Hunger Games book bracelets and other accessories (and everything else!) now through March 21st at 12. a.m. CST. Just use the coupon code DISRICT12 when you place your order at The Bookish Life!

I will choose winners randomly for the giveaway items by March 23.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!


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Fahrenheit 451: What book would you be?

At the end of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, there is a community of people who have each committed a book to memory so that the literature would live on. The other day Chad and I were talking about what book we would become if we were to choose one to commit to memory. This post is inspired by our conversation!

Chad: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

He had no hesitation in this choice! He said that he’d love to commit the entire series to memory, but if he had to choose one, this would be it.

Lars, age 7: The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman

We read this book a lot. The kids both know it almost by heart. It’s such a fun, creepy, magical book! You can probably tell how well loved it is by the photo. When I asked Lars which book he would be, he thought for a second and then started the first line of the book “Lucy walked around the house….” and proceeded to tell us the story on our car ride home.

Jette, age 5: The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman

This is her favorite book. If I miss a single word or don’t use enough expression (“I won’t eat you THIS time…”) she will always be sure to let me know. She also always stops to tell me what ghee is when the word comes up in the book. Even though she is just learning to read, she could easily “read” this book to us!

And my choice: The Stranger by Albert Camus

I had a hard time choosing. There are about 3 books that I consider my favorites, and this is one of them. I love the way that Camus writes and have been fascinated with this story since I was a teenager. I do own another copy of the book but the only one I could find right away to take a photo is this beat up French copy, L’Etranger.


If you haven’t yet read these books, the Thorson family has officially recommended each of them!


So please do tell us: What book would YOU be?

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Dead author necklaces

Dead author necklaces

Just a quick work in progress photo to show you what I’ve been working on this week. These pendants are made with images saved from vintage dictionaries. Look for them in our etsy shop later this week!

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March 5, 2012 · 8:54 pm