#Steinbeck #CanneryRow #literature #writer #history #cafe #coffee #statue #Monterey #CA
I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!”
#qotd #LewisCarroll #author #writer #AliceinWonderland #breakfast #Queen #book
“Time is more complex near the sea than in any other place, for in addition to the circling of the sun and the turning of the seasons, the waves beat out the passage of time on the rocks and the tides rise and fall as a great clepsydra.” – John Steinbeck
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🍀
“For tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities…will always be the favourite beverage of the intellectual…” – Thomas De Quincey
Happy (belated) 125th Birthday, J. R. R. Tolkien!
He wisely stated, “Not all those who wander are lost.” 🌍
The World Necklace is curated for our traveler collection. This gold-plated map is a conversation piece. The chain measures 17″-19″ long with the extender and is $20. You will love wearing it! 🗺
#tolkien #lotr #birthday #author #literary #necklace #world #map #travel #globe #ocean #sea #curate #gold #wander #OC #NewportBeach #California
Merry Christmas! 🎄
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
#Christmas #MerryChristmas #memories #childhood #hearts #love #author #quote #literary #literature #NewportBeach #OC #California #LauraIngallsWilder #novel #book #yarn #crochet
We love reading poetry. There’s something magical when you carry a book and take it into nature and read. We’ve also been listening to poetry on vinyl. You can hear the rhythm of the words, notice the silent pauses, while the crackle from the record echoes in the space. This Emily Dickinson poem is one of our favorites and we want to share it with you on National Poetry Day. As you read the poem aloud, it’s as if you can feel the motion of the ocean waves.
Part Four: Time and Eternity
On this wondrous sea,
Knowest thou the shore
Ho! pilot, ho!
Where no breakers roar,
Where the storm is o’er?
In the silent west
Many sails at rest,
Their anchors fast;
Thither I pilot thee,—
Land, ho! Eternity!
Ashore at last!
It’s October! You know what that means…harvest festivals, pumpkin carvings, horror stories, and scary monsters such as Frankenstein’s creature. These bookmarks are an ode to Shelly’s ability to have captured her nightmare into a novel. To be entered to win: 1. Follow us on any social media platform. 2. Share your favorite thing to do during the harvest season. Our giveaway ends at midnight tonight (pacific time). Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. 🎃🍁👻🍂
“There is no place like home.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
You have a chance to win these handmade, typewritten bookmarks. Just follow us on one of our social media platforms and tell us who your favorite book character is by midnight tonight (pacific time). Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. The winner will be chosen by a random drawing and will be messaged after the contest ends.
Happy National Coffee Day! Since we love coffee and books so much, we want to give you an opportunity to win two bibliophile bookmarks that were dipped in a medium roast brew. To win: 1. Follow us on one of our social media accounts. If you are already following us, you too, can win. 2. Tell us your favorite type of coffee by midnight tonight (pacific time). Please go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.
Today we’re giving away hand-crafted Ulysses bookmarks. The cat was hand drawn and the letters “Mkgnao” were typewritten. The second bookmark includes a typewritten quote that states, “Love loves to love love.” For a chance to win: 1. Follow us on one of our platforms. You can be an existing follower to win. 2. Tell us about your favorite author. This contest will end tonight at midnight pacific time. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.
Today we’re giving away bookmarks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For a chance to win, you must: 1. Make sure you are following us on one of our platforms 2. Tell us your favorite character from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest requirements. This contest will end tonight at midnight pacific time. We will message the winner daily. Good luck!
Banned Books Week begins today and ends on October 1st! To celebrate, we will be giving away two handmade bibliophile bookmarks every day. Today we’ve selected quotes from Fahrenheit 451. All you have to do to win is follow our page and tell us about your favorite book. The contest ends at midnight pacific time. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest requirements. We will message the winner daily. 📚