Happy International Literacy Day! ✏📚
“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
“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
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!
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea, written by Ernest Hemingway, was first published in LIFE Magazine on September 1st, 1952. When you visit Austin, Texas, be sure to visit BookPeople, an amazing independent bookstore. They sell a cup of coffee named after Hemingway which is fashioned after his rhetoric since the brew is bold.
“Curiouser and curiouser!” You’ll love these handmade pieces inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. We have an entire line of curated pieces from literature, several bookmarks, The Queen of Hearts crochet roses, and “Drink Me” magical necklaces. Check out our shop for more unique products such as our Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat/Dormouse and wooden gift tags.
Banned Book Week has caused us to reflect on novels in our personal library. One of our prized titles is a signed copy of Fahrenheit 451, which inspired these new bookmarks. Keep reading and open your mind to new things.
We will be exhibitors at the 2015 Newport Beach Book Fair on Sunday, October 4th. It is free to the public. This event will be held from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM at The Newport Beach Tennis Club at 2601 East Bluff Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660. Join us and place custom orders in person! 📚