Ok, so maybe not, but I thought it would be fun to share with you the epic and fabulous book related stuff I come across while on the internet… Enjoy!
- Grow House Grow: A Story for Every Storey- Grow House Grow makes hand silk screened wallpapers inspired by stories and narratives. Can’t afford to cover your house in designer wallpaper? No problem. GHG sells individual sheets for $48 which look incredible framed.
- The Completed Harry Potter Series in Comic Form by artist Lucy Knisley– We are clearly huge HP fans here at Rampant Reads & this cracked me up and made me go “damn! Why didn’t I think of that?!” On top of how awesome this is, the artist is currently allowing FREE downloads of large-format printable versions of her comics and asks only for donations. Help an artist out and support her work.
- Wookie the Chew! – I know this one has been around for a while, but it is one of my favorites. Artist James Hance takes famous children’s book illustrations and puts them into the Star Wars universe. For Geeks like me, this is possibly the best thing to happen since Stephenie Meyer said she wouldn’t publish Midnight Sun. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better… Hance sells his prints for just $10. Still not satisfied? You can buy his book Wookie the Chew: The House at Chew Corner for just $5.
- The History of the English Language in 10-minutes- The Open University put together this 10 part series on the history of our language. Bibliophiles, lexicographers, and the rest of us lay people can all enjoy, get a laugh, and even learn from it.
- The Closet Book Nook – Now I don’t actually have the follow through (or closet space) in my house to make this happen, but you might! The Thrifty Decor Chick gives you simple step by step instructions on how to turn your average closet into a reading haven. What I would have done for this as a kid!
- The Periodic Table of Storytelling – Now storytelling is different than writing, but I think this more applies to the structure of stories, which is very similar in both genres.
- The Awesome Book of Thanks – This is a self published book by Dallas Clayton with the most fabulous illustrations. I LOVE it (You can view the whole book on the website, but also order it from them. Don’t miss Clayon’s other book An Awesome Book)
- Out of Print Clothing- This fabulous web site sells t-shirts with out of print covers of classic books on them. I want them ALL! On top of them just being great shirts, for every shirt sold, they donate a book to a community in need through Books for Africa.
- A Jane Austin Afternoon – This website is simply a soundtrack to listen to while reading Jane Austin, so put on your headphones and dust off your copy of Pride and Prejudice.
- Minimalist Children’s Story Posters – These posters are gorgeous and for sale! I very much enjoyed guessing what story each poster was for. Some are pretty straight forward and others I had to give a second glance at. Designers and book lovers alike will appreciate these.