Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Feature: Bookish Charm and Erin Johnson!

In late July, I found myself browsing the Etsy website and stumbled across a fantastic store called Bookish Charm.  A few hours and a considerable chunk of change later, I was the proud owner of some beautiful new pendants.

Bookish Charm is the brainchild of Erin Johnson, self-professed booklover from good old U.S. of A.  Her pieces feature quotes from beloved classic books and statement items for the book nerd in everyone.  Handmade, simple and beautiful, these items were a must have for me!

Left: "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain." (Louisa May Alcott) Bottom right: "I solemnly swear I am up to no good."
Erin also puts meticulous effort and love into the packaging of her jewellery; each item arrive in its own handmade box with a quote on the inside lid.

Top left: "Write" pendant.  Centre: One of the gift boxes.
Since they arrived a week ago, I’ve had one around my neck every day, and should you be one of the winners of my giveaway, I have a funny feeling you will too!

Thanks to Erin, I have another set of the same three pendants from my purchase to give away to three eager readers!  But before I tell you what you need to do to get one, here's a message from Erin herself:

I just wanted to say a quick hello and thank Emily for taking the time to host this giveaway. It's always wonderful to meet others who are equally enthusiastic about writing and literature!

Best of luck to all of you that enter, and I hope that you all have a lovely rest of the week. :)

All you have to do to win one of the pendants is follow three easy steps.

1) Follow this blog using Google Friend Connect.
2) Leave me a comment containing your favourite literary quote ever, and stating which piece you    are interested in.
3) Show Erin some love by liking “The Wandering Reader” on Facebook and following her on Twitter if you’ve got one! (You can also read her blog at

There are three pendants to give away, one of each of those featured above, and the winners will be drawn at random, then announced on this blog in mid-September.  Best of luck to you all! 


  1. Okay, one that definitely came to mind yesterday while I sat drawing Hobbit sequence excerpts...

    "What do you mean? Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"
    - Bilbo Baggins (to Gandalf the Wizard when he bid him good morning). 'The Hobbit.' J.R.R. Tolkien

  2. Oh and I'm interested in the "I Solemnly swear I am up to no good" pendant :)

  3. These are so cute! One of my favorite literary quotes...
    "You're not destined or chosen, I wish I could tell you that you were if that would make it easier, but it's not true. You're in the right place at the right time, and you care enough to do what needs to be done. Sometimes that's enough" -from The Night Circus.

    The pendant I am interested in is the Louisa May Alcott one! I love Little Women.

  4. Probably not my favourite quote, but definitely in the top ten.

    “The only reason there's such a thing as a morning in the first place is to keep night and afternoon from bumping into each other."
    -Kheldar aka Silk from David Eddings' book King of the Murgoes

    "Write" pendant :)


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