WRITING WEDNESDAY: The Writer’s Holiday Wish List

After reading Ava Jae’s lovely holiday book recommendation list over on Writability (and putting a significant dent in my credit card buying most of them), I thought it would be fun to do the same! But, since most of the books I read this year have titles likeΒ Dubin’s Rapid Interpretation of ECGs or Principles and Practices of Infectious Diseases, I’ve had to branch out a little from only books. Instead, I’ve created a sort of holiday wish list for writers — awesome gifts that you can get your favourite writer friend πŸ™‚

1. “WRITER” Bookends! So adorable, from Knob Creek Metal Arts.

2. Writing posters These are hundreds of these out there, but I especially love the one on the left, for some reason… πŸ˜‰

3. Writing Dishware! Okay, I know that people probably won’t buy/use this. But it’s so adorable, I had to include it.

4. Moleskine Notebooks Does anyone else just sort of collect Moleskine notebooks, even though they do all their writing on a computer? No? Just me? Mmk.

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5. THIS T-SHIRT! Hahahah okay I know it’s kind of ugly, but come on. It’s hilarious.

6. Books! (duh) Here are just a few of my favorites.

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A light, fun read with a quirky male protagonist.

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An all-time fave!

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Everything Shane Koyczan does is AMAZING ❀

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A great read for the holidays, if you have several work-free days to fill πŸ™‚

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I know everyone in the universe has already read this… but I hadn’t until last week, and it’s fantastic.

Hushed by Kelley York – a NA LGTB thriller. So creepy and awesome!!!


#TBT: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Omigosh, you guys. This book.

There are books you read once and like, books that you read twice and love, and then there are books you read once a year and can basically recite word for word. For me, Memoirs of a Geisha is one of those books. It’s also one of the only books I’ve ever described as ‘stunning’.

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Memoirs of a Geisha tells the story of Chiyo, a young Japanese girl who is sold into an okiya in the geisha district of Gion. After its publication in 1997, it quickly became an international bestseller – and boy, can I see why. The breadth of historical detail in it is astonishing, and yet, despite the enormous amount of research that must of gone into it, the writing itself feels effortless.

Honestly, if you only have time to read one book this month (and if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, that might be the case), please make it this one. I promise you won’t regret it.**

Read and enjoy!

xo Elizabeth

**Unless you also watch the dreadful movie adaptation, in which case, you probably will.