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Friday, November 22, 2013

A Really Cool Place To Buy Literary Gifts (and winner of The Real Boy!)



Looking for lighthearted gifts for kids, friends, and family this holiday season? Try browsing the Archie McPhee website. One of my critique partners sent me a link (we were discussing librarian action figures, as CPs tend to do, and she wanted to show me an available option). Little did she know that the website is a gold mine for goofballs like me.

Not only can you find gems like the Shakespearean Insult Bandages above ($5), but they also have:
Jane Austen Tattoos
Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure

Shakespeare Air Freshener ("smells like Shakespearmint")

and you'll also find wonders like:
Bacon-scented Mustache
and
Great Ideas Napkin Sketchbook--all great ideas start on the back of a napkin

Once again, here's a link: Archie McPhee
Best of luck with your holiday shopping!
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And now, via Random.org, the winner of a hardcover copy of Anne Ursu's beautiful book The Real Boy is...
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UP NEXT: I'm out of town for the next two weeks and will return on December 13 with an interview (and giveaway) with Melanie Crowder, author of Parched, who will be offering advice on writing books with multiple POVs. See you then!




28 comments:

  1. I'm a winner! Wahoo!!! Okay, not only did I sit here laughing my guts out at these gift ideas, but my 13 yr old reader/writer was laughing along with me. Awesome. Thank you!

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    1. Congratulations! It's a wonderful book :)

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  2. Congrats to Crystal!

    The manly moustache cracked me up. Looks like fun stuff at Archie McPhee's website. :)

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  3. Congratulations to Crystal! And I love the Shakespeare band-aids.

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  4. We have a cool store like that where I live. Awesome you're interviewing Melanie. Have a great trip!

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    1. Jealous that you have a store like this!

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  5. :-) Now you have to come visit Seattle and browse the actual store!!

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    1. Santa, pretty please bring me a ticket to Seattle this year :)

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  6. Oh, dear, an Edgar Allen Poe action figure??? Too funny! I'm on my way to Archie's website to see what else is available. I still need gifts for my writer's critique group :-)

    Have a great trip...

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    1. Hope you find something funny/cute for your critique group!

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  7. Yay for Crystal! I love all those gag gifts especially the Shakespeare bandages and air freshener. Have a nice relaxing two week break! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Lexa~ the "Shakespearmint" scent cracks me up.

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  8. Now those are cool funny!

    I hope you and your family had a nice Christmas, Jess.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you had a great holiday as well!

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