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Fantastic Finds: Bookish Things and More

This week I bring you a few fantastic finds – bookish gifts and then some that my teen will love. Plus my bookish memes for Friday too

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Fantastic Finds: The Bookish Things

Here are a few cool bookish items that I enjoy. Some I got to gift others and some to myself/my family. Others are on my wishlist for later.

Building Sets for Book Lovers and Lego Lovers

This LEGO Ideas Pop-up Book is so very cool in concept and sure to challenge and thrill everyone! This is the first-ever pop-up book made from LEGO bricks featuring 2 classic fairy tales: Little Red Riding Hood with grandmother’s lovely forest cottage and Jack and the Beanstalk with the giant’s castle in the clouds.

If you are Belle fan like I am, then this 111 piece LEGO Disney Belle’s Storybook Adventures is perfect. It is for everyone 5 and older. In addition, I love many of the Harry Potter and Star Wars as well as Marvel themed LEGO sets. I have a couple of Star Wars sets as my son went through a phase once 🙂 And i got him this cute LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars: The Mandalorian & The Child last year for his birthday (he turned 20 then, but we were in the Mandalorian watching phase!).

I also love bookshop sets, and a couple of them caught my eye, including this one – ZYLEGEN Corner Bookstore Micro Block Set


And I have updated my Etsy bookish gift guide from last year, so be sure to check that out! You will not be disappointed.

Fantastic Finds: The Non-Bookish Stuff

These are items I know my 18-yo teenager will love.

Sol de Janeiro

The Sol de Janeiro series of mists. My daughter loves them and says they smell great. Her friend gifted her one for her birthday in February. Maybe now it is time I did so!? They have different ones and here is a brief look at them

  • Cheirosa 40: A captivating blend of Black Amber plum, jasmine blooms, and vanilla woods inspired by Rio’s 1840 Carnaval Ball.
  • Cheirosa 62: An irresistible Sol de Janeiro perfume mist, marrying gourmand notes with the sophistication of sandalwood.
  • Rio Radiance: A beachy solar floral mist with warm petals and coconut milk, evoking sunshine on the skin.
  • Cheirosa 68: Fresh and vibrant fruity floral mist featuring Brazilian jasmine and pink dragonfruit.
  • Cheirosa ’71: A warm and cozy amber gourmand mist with the luxurious scent of cashmere, caramel, and vanilla spice.

e.l.f Brand

Then there is the e.l.f. brand that gives you great quality at affordable prices, and one other brand that my teen enjoys as well. And I love that all e.l.f. products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and leaping bunny certified!

Start with the e.l.f. Power Grip Primer to prep your skin. This gel-based face primer has the power to grip your makeup while giving skin a natural finish for a smoother complexion and it moisturizes too! The e.l.f Cosmetics Glossy Lip Stain offers lots of luxe for your lips. Color that stays put, a healthy sheen, and comfortable wear. Pair it up with e.l.f. Lash ‘N Roll Mascara which gives you lots of curl and lots of lift too.

A couple more cool finds

I am loving the sound and look of this Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer with Ceramides and Peptides from LANEIGE! It comes in various size options and the smaller ones might be just right for travel. I am always in need of a good moisturizer while I know I need to start adding a skin toner to my skin care routine, so this one makes it easy, right?!

And there is the Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Face Cleanser from innisfree, one I know both my kids will love to help clear their skin.

The Bookish Memes Five…

You: The Story: A Writer’s Guide to Craft Through Memory by Ruta Sepetys

Description:This is a powerful how-to book for aspiring writers that encourages you to look inward and excavate your own memories in order to discover the authentic voices and compelling details that are waiting to be put on the page. Masterfully weaving in humorous and heartfelt stories from her own life that illustrate an aspect of the craft of writing (such as plot, character development, or dialogue), Sepetys then inspires readers with a series of writing prompts and exercises.

(1 & 2) Book Beginnings and First Line Friday

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAY is hosted by Rose City Reader. What book are you happy about reading this week? Please share the opening sentence (or so) on BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAY! Add the link to your blog or social media post and visit other blogs to see what others are reading.

Happy Friday and welcome to the FIRST LINE FRIDAY, hosted by Reading is My Superpower! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.

From the Introduction

From the first chapter: Plot

3 Friday 56

THE FRIDAY 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice (currently by Anne at HeadFullofBooks) To play, open a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% on your e-reader). Find a sentence or two and post them, along with the book title and author. Then link up on Freda’s Voice and visit others in the linky. 

4 Book Blogger Hop

The purpose of THE BOOK BLOGGER HOP is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, and befriend other bloggers. THE BOOK BLOGGER HOP is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.    

{Book Blogger Hop} — How much do you value your book collection?

They are ‘my precious’!

5. My List of a Few Austen (Inspired) Reads

And Now, the End of This List

Dear reader, have you read the featured book – You: The Story? Any other similar books? Which of the books/gift items appeals to you the most?

17 thoughts on “Fantastic Finds: Bookish Things and More

  1. It’s fantastic to see such a range in these bookish sets. From the beloved Disney characters to the allure of Harry Potter and Star Wars, there’s something for everyone!

  2. Those Lego sets are the coolest and Legos have come a long way I have to admit. I absolutely always loved legos as a kid and these new kits are incredible! Great gift ideas here!

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