I have a little bit of breathing room this week–enough that I’ve indulged myself and spent some time working on a post (I KNOW. It’s a miracle). There are reviews that need to be finished, but I’ve been in a nostalgic mood and I’ve been thinking about high school and the books that I had to read in English class. There was a lot of Shakespeare (tragedies more than comedies, plays more than sonnets), Chekhov, Steinbeck, angry young men, slavery, racism, social criticism, and coming of age. It would drive me crazy that my English teachers (who were actually English, but I’m not sure if that had anything to do with it), would pick works with such heavy themes. I can appreciate my education now, but back then, there were very few books that didn’t get tainted by having to analyze and discuss the ever-loving bejesus out of them. One of those few was Nineteen Eighty-Four. “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” In honor of high school English class, I went looking for merchandise that bows to one high school staple: dystopia.
(As usual click the Bookish Gifts tag for more posts, and on the images to embiggen).
1. Lord of the Flies poster ($15) 2. 1984 pouch ($12) 3. A Clockwork tote ($22) 4. Doubleplusgood necklace ($30) 5. 1984 t-shirt ($24) 6. Thought Criminal tote ($12) 7. Lord of the Flies brooch (about $13)
8. Fahrenheit 451 6×6 print ($12) 9. China Glaze Capitol colors set ($42.30) 10. Big Brother wall clock ($30) 11. Fahrenheit 451 11×17 print ($25) 12. Hunger Games Katniss Black Label Collector edition action figure (price varies) 13. Moloko Plus mug ($18) 14. Hunger Games
15. Soma sticker ($2.64 – other products w/ this design available) 16. Soma Print ($15 – other products w/ this design available) 17. 1″ Brave New World buttons ($11 for a set of 10) 18. The Giver Quartet 20th Anniversary boxed set ($45.26) 19. Animal Farm tote ($18) 20. V for Vendetta mask ($3.12) 21. V for Vendetta graphic novel ($11.29) 22. Mockingjay pin ($8.90, also available: a gold plated version)
Why don’t I have all the money so I can get all the things? I want so many things on this list. The Lord of the Flies poster, the Clockwork Orange tote bag, the Animal Farm tote, The Giver boxset, the Mockingjay pin, the V for Vendetta mask (you know, I might be able to afford that one. Ha).
Great post, but I kind of hate you for making me want so many things.
It would be nice to afford to buy *everything*, but since I can’t I may as well subject everyone to all the pretty things! 😀 You’re welcome!!! Heh heh heh.
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we run an online store that sells bookish gifts which are handmade in Melbourne, Australia. We’d love to feature in your 2015 top 20!
Please feel free to peruse our site: http://www.nookandburrow.com
This blog is pretty quiet because of being swamped all the time with the full-time job, but I will remember your store if I get a chance to update with more bookish stuff. Really cute items! I think I want allll those wooden bookmarks and the Dusty Bookshelf and Enchanted Library candles. 🙂