My Bookish Dream Crate

I was invited by Loot Crate to put my own Dream Crate together. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the idea: a box of awesome goodies, often with a certain theme in mind. So, what would I like to find in such a crate? Though I do love various aspects of popculture (hello video games), I’m going to focus on books. Partly to make it easier for myself, partly because, well, this is a book blog.

That still leaves a lot of things to consider. Now, I could spell out the theme for you, but it might be more fun to just see it for yourselves. Enjoy!

The Book:

A bookish dream crate without a book seems silly, so including a book is an obvious choice. My pick:

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A book on my wishlist: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, the first installment of a series by the same name. I’ve read The Windup Girl by this author, and he painted a very interesting dystopian world. This one is also a dystopia: a teenage boy named Nailer scavenges broken oil tankers for metal to sell. It’s YA, but that hardly matters to me.

Goodies:

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These Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep socks from Out of Print Clothing! So we don’t get cold feet!

vonnegut_literarygiftcompanyA mug is always a good idea. Of course, we all enjoy a hot beverage of choice during our reading sessions, so a suitable mug is always wonderful. This mug featuring quotes from Kurt Vonnegut over at The Literary Gift Company is great!

orwell_doublethinkI can’t make a list with this theme without something Orwellian, so, this little pouch by The Strand is nice and simple.

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A ruled journal is always a good idea, so we can write down our thoughts about the book we’re reading. Or other thoughts. As long as they’re yours!

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And finally, a fitting quote for dystopian fiction on this magnetic bookmark by Blossom Books! Because you can’t make a bookish crate without at least including one bookmark.

I hope you liked this post! It was pretty hard to find the goodies, actually. There’s a lot of neat stuff out there, but I wanted to stick to a theme. Speaking of which, selecting a theme was also difficult, because I like so many things! Fantasy or Arthurian would have been exciting as well, but alas, decisions have to be made.

Feel free to create your own; click here to see the stuff you can find in Loot Crate — to find some inspiration, or gift one!

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Welcome!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my little bookblog! I’m still in the process of setting things up, but I’ll be sure to straighten everything out soon.

For those who don’t know me: I’m Sam, aka ChronicVillainy, a geeky English literature graduate and book seller from the Netherlands. Other than reading books, I also enjoy playing video games, drawing, and taking walks with my dog. If you want to know more about me, click on the ‘about’ page. 🙂

On this blog, you’ll find posts related to books and reading. This will include reviews, but also themed reccommendations and more introspective posts. I enjoy reading different genres: fantasy, sci-fi, magical realism, horror, classics…and the occasional light novel, manga, or YA fiction.

See you guys around!