ellie of book revels
Picture 1: Inspiration
I love book-related crafts and this one was a doozy…I made the Shatter Me shoes. Two tubes of industrial glue, dozens of broken mirrors, and sixteen hours later and here they are! I wore them to Tahereh Mafi’s signing when the Dark Days tour came to my area and she (and others!) loved them! I tend to get obsessive when I like something and I loved Ignite Me so much that I just had to make the shoes. Speaking of obsessions…
Picture 2: My One True Obsession
Harry Potter is my LIFE. I love that I can say that I grew up with Harry Potter, because it’s true! I’ve been there from the beginning, waiting in line at midnight for my books, going to midnight premieres for the movies, drinking butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I remember in elementary school I would check the books out of the library even though I had my own copies at home. I literally couldn’t wait until the end of the day to start rereading them. I know for a fact that no other book or series will ever affect me like this one.
Picture 3: Quotable
I’ve always loved book quotes, and I’ve written them down in various places, but finally I decided to get a journal and keep them all together. I can’t wait to fill it up!
Picture 4: Fantasy
Fantasy is my jam. It’s been a lifelong favorite genre and I don’t see that changing any time soon. I can never properly explain why I love it so much, though. Maybe it’s the incredible, awe-inspiring worlds, worlds so unlike our own that you can’t help but want to give anything just to spend a day there. Maybe it’s the characters, people who make you FEEL, people who stay with you years after you’ve turned that last page. Maybe it’s the stakes, which tend to be so high that they seem unbearable. I guess it was just love at first read.
Picture 5: Brodo Swaggins
I’ve started a nice collection of bookish swag from various signings and conferences! I love the pretty bookmarks, which have come in handy since I tend to be the kind of person who uses spare playing cards or old receipts as bookmarks. I’m dying to do something creative with the pins I’ve collected.
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