Did I use bling right? I’m pretty sure I did. Today we’re continuing our Shakespeare-themed Literature Paraphernalia posts with some cool Shakespeare jewelry. If you love The Bard of Avon, you’ll love these shiny trinkets as well.
For all you grammar gods and goddesses, we have more grammar gear for you to take a look at from Etsy.Com. Why so much grammar? Why not! We love grammar, we study grammar, and we use grammar every day. We might as well celebrate grammar as well.
Are you into grammar? Like, really, really into grammar? Does the misuse of they’re, their, there, your, you’re, it, it’s, who, whom, etc. really, really bother you? Are you an avid defender of the Oxford comma? Well, we have some awesome gear for you this week.
William Faulkner, for those who haven’t studied American Literature, was a Nobel Prize-winning American author from Mississippi. He’s popular for such books as As I Lay Dying, A Fable, The Reivers, and The Sound and the Fury.
James Franco, actor and English Ph.D. candidate at Yale (which soon means he’ll be Dr. James Franco), is trying his hand at directing. He, like many other American Literature fans, enjoys William Faulkner’s work. He’s even directed a version of As I Lay Dying, which currently has a forty-one percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
And now he’s planning on directing The Sound and the Fury, a novel often considered one of the top in the American literary canon. This is a sneak peak at the movie:
From that clip, I’m not too enthused about the movie. Hopefully it’s better received and reviewed than As I Lay Dying was.
While we’re all huge fans of literature and the idea of great canon from around the world being brought into mainstream culture, it’s not looking like James Franco will be the one to bridge that gap.
But, if you’re a fan of Faulkner, we don’t want to leave you empty handed. Below is a list of great Etsy items for the Faulkner fan that doesn’t care that The Sound and the Fury or As I Lay Dying aren’t great movies—because you already have the books.
The return of fall, the back-to-school sales, all of it has me itching to take my next paycheck and head to the mall for a much-needed update of my wardrobe. But more often than not, I take to online shopping to find unique items. I find the jewelry I wear the most—like the purple ring I wear on my left index finger, the one I begged my sister to give me—comes with a story. I wear it because it reminds me of someone or something. The importance of this story is the same reason why I will only get a tattoo if I’ve wanted it for a few years and if it too holds its own significance.
For this reason, bookish jewelry is really the best kind of jewelry for readers and writers. There are so many books on our shelves with words that have touched our lives in some way, and what better way to be reminded of that than to be able to see those words on your wrist?
I can’t think of one, so without further ado, here are ten bookish bracelets for any book lover. As always, check out our Pinterest board for more literary loot.
As a woman, it’s easy enough to walk in the closest Forever 21 and purchase some cute jewelry. But you can be sure that thousands of others will be wearing the same cheap ring, and the quality is usually poor. Etsy is a great place for unique finds, including the ones we’ve included below.
This solid brass plaque has been set atop a leather wrap cuff. The quote? Well, friends, if you don’t know where the phrase comes from I solemnly swear that I do not trust you.
This is an adorable necklace with a picture of a young girl reading a book (with her cat and rabbit—so basically a normal day for all of us). The illustration was taken from a vintage children’s book.
These earrings were upcycled—created from a vintage newsprint Krispy Kan cookie tin. The edges have been smoothed, so you can safely show off your love of words.
Valentine’s Day is eight days away. If you’re still looking for a gift for your sweet, then this is the list for you (well—if your Valentine is a book lover, that is).
This message-in-a-bottle necklace has a love poem inside it. Specifically, E.E. Cumming: “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in / my heart)i am never without it.” You can also request a custom order and create your own love message.
We love Mr. Darcy and this mug. Ladies, maybe if we drink from this cup every morning he’ll magically appear before us? A girl can dream.
If you love words, then these quotation mark earrings are for you.
Most of the country is still experiencing freezing temperatures. Wrap your loved one in the warmth of your love (yeah—that just happened). The scarf comes in several different colors.