Gift Ideas for Your Favourite Readers

Happy Thanksgiving readers, whether you’re American or not. There’s always time to be thankful for things you have in your life.

If you’re busy stuffing your face with turkey and mashed potatoes, come back to this post later, I won’t be upset.

If you’re not lucky enough to be stuffing your face with delicious food, Christmas gifts have probably been on the back of your mind.

Some of your family might like books, some might not, or maybe you need some ideas to send to a family member to give to you.

Either way…enjoy these seven book related gift ideas.

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Folding Book Lamp

Find this cool book looking lamp on Amazon!


The Little Library Cookbook

Want to cook some of those meals you read about in books? Find them here.


Personal Embosser

This is almost an essential gift for any library.

Handmade Personal Book Assistant

For reading on the go…get yourself a Handmade Personal Book Assistant.


Custom Library Stamp

For when you lend your friend a book, and they need to be reminded whose it really is.


Hand Stamped Upcycled Spoon Bookmark

A great, handmade, and unique bookmark with a great quote.


Ex Libris Book Stamp

Nothing makes a book feel like yours quite like putting your mark on it.


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Thursday Thoughts: Coming up With Ideas

Since starting the blog over a year ago, there is one thing that I have never had an issue with…and that’s coming up with ideas.

I’m not trying to brag about how I am some creative genius and I constantly have ideas flowing through my head…because that is far from true.

I’ve just learned a trick or two that has helped me come up with different ideas for what to write about.

There are three simple things that I do to make sure I don’t run out of ideas.

1.) Plan Ahead

It sounds pretty simple, but this is probably the most important of my three tips. if you’re rushing last minute to come up with ideas, you are going to enjoy it a lot less.

Trust me, I’ve been there.

I’ve rushed last minute to come up with ideas and by the end of the post, I am disappointed. Both with myself and with what I had written.

I’m not saying you have to plan out the entire post before hand, but at least knowing the topic you will be writing about puts your head into the proper space, and the information comes a lot easier.

I have heard of some people that prepare their posts days or weeks in advance. I personally don’t find the time to do that, but it is rather impressive when I hear of people that do it.

I find that writing ideas for the month on a calendar lets me see what’s coming up, and helps me prepare for what to write each day.


2.) Steal Ideas…Creatively

Don’t copy someone’s hard work by reposting their content as your own. That’s stealing and also is a quick way to be disliked by a lot of people.

What I mean by stealing creatively, is using others’ ideas in your own way. Change them up a bit, add your own flare, and your own content.

If you see someone with a good idea for a blog post, use the same idea, but give it your own flare. By now, it is probably impossible to come up with a 100% original idea, but you can come up with an idea that you have made your own, and that fits your blog, or website, or whatever it is, better than any others.

For example, you see a blogger posting a character analysis of Harry Potter characters, or different female protagonists.

It’s a great idea to write about, and maybe you like the idea. Don’t take the exact idea, but maybe you want to take a look at different characters that have similar features, or you want to look at different villains.

Similar ideas, but you’ve made it your own instead of just copying someone else.


3.) Write Things Down

This one isn’t always easy to remember, but I try to do it as often as I can.

When I see a quote, or an idea from a movie, or even an idea from a book, I try to write it down in a journal that I always carry with me.

They don’t always pan out to be something amazing right away, but in the future you might have an idea that works with something you wrote down months ago.

I’ve come up with plenty of ideas for creative writing pieces, blog posts, or even ideas I want in my future book just by writing them down when I come across them.


In the end, everyone has their own ways of coming up with ideas for what to create. You may do some of the things I mentioned, you might do things completely different. Either way, let me know your process in the comments. How do you come up with new ideas for posts?

Stealing People’s Ideas…Creatively

In today’s world, every idea has been taken. It is literally impossible to come up with a 100% original idea.

If you call yourself a creative person, I bet you constantly have ideas rolling through your head, and probably more so if you are a content creator. Writing a book, making videos, or any sort of content making will do wonders on the creative part of your brain.

Yeah, sure, you can have an idea for a space elephant wearing a unicorn onesie fighting robot pandas in the deserts of France. Sounds like it’s a pretty original idea right?

I’m sorry to tell you, but it’s not. It’s not original. The idea has already been taken. Maybe not all at once, but aspects of it. This idea belonged to that author. That idea belonged to this author.

Some aspect of every story, idea, or even thought has been used by someone else. Every possible idea has been taken…but that’s not something that should deter what ideas come to your mind.

That’s why I believe in one simple rule. A rule that I think all creative people follow when they think of new ideas.

Steal people’s ideas, but steal them creatively.

I don’t mean think of a creative way to steal their ideas. Stealing ideas outright is wrong. Stealing someone’s hard work and time is wrong.

What I mean by stealing creatively, is be inspired by them.

Be inspired by ideas you see everywhere, absorb them, and them take them in and use them.

Take everything in. Live your life, take in every sight, sound, and sense that you experience and use them to inspire you. Incorporate aspects of people ideas into your ideas.

Add your twist to them. Make them your own. Make them you. Make their ideas your own. Steal people’s ideas, creatively.

Be inspired by the hard work of others, and work hard to make those ideas yours.

Type it out Tuesday: May 21

What better way to spend your Tuesday evening then coming up with some creative ideas from these writing prompts.

As always, I would love to read what you guys can make of these writing prompts.

  1. Write about a character who finds an odd-looking egg in the forest. When they take it home, they never could have predicted what was inside it.
  2. Write a book about a character who has always had the ability to change how they looked, and so they hid their true appearance behind attractive façades. Now, their abilities aren’t working, exposing what they truly look like.
  3. Write a story about once peaceful water dwellers who have suddenly declared war on a settlement that was its only true ally. Your character has no idea why and is thrust into the war against their will.

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Do you give writing advice to people?

Do you take writing advice to other?

Has it helped you before? Or does it all get mixed in with the endless information and tips that will “make you a better writer”.

Maybe getting writing advice isn’t the way to go. Maybe you just need to solve the problem for yourself, and figure out what works and what doesn’t work for you.

Either way, you should definitely read this article by Guy Gavriel Kay. He discusses getting writing advice, and how it may not be all it’s worked out to be.

Type It Out Tuesday: May 7

Couldn’t find any writing prompts that I liked this week, but I have a few six-word stories I think you’ll enjoy. Let me know what you think in the comments.

I hope you all enjoy them. I really love six-word stories because they usually bring a huge story to my head in such a short amount of time.

Painfully, he changed “is” to “was.”

We’re lying in bed. She’s lying.

“Total media blackout,” agreed the President.

BREAKING: Simulated beings realize they’re simulated.

“Joining the President is his husband…”

Dot in the sky. Dead pixel.

“Wrong number,” says a familiar voice.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day comping up in just under a few weeks, it’s time to start thinking of some cool gift ideas for that special mom in your life.

We all know she deserves the best, so if she loves books, think about getting her these cool gift ideas.

#1 Book Scented Candles

Everyone who loves books love the smell of old books. I didn’t know this was a thing, but you can buy scented candles that smell like old books.

#2 Customized e-reader cases

E-readers are becoming more and more popular, and I’m sure some of your moms have them, and use them pretty often. You should think about getting her a customized e-reader cover, with a special message telling her how much you love her on it.

#3 Book of the Month Club

Has your mom run out of books to read? Or maybe she is always willing to read new books. If that’s the case, think about getting your mom a Book of the Month subscription. There are lots of different ones out there, so I’m sure it won’t be hard to find one your mom will enjoy.

#4 A personal Library Kit

If your mom prefers old-school books, she may want a personal library kit. Plus, if she likes giving books away to family and friends, this’ll help her collect those late fees.

#5 A Personalized Embosser

Books, gifts and letters convey more meaning and value when distinguished by your personal stamp. Get your mom a personalized embosser so she can put her own flare on her book collection.