I love these:
Photo totally stolen from Scout Books website pleasedon'tsueme
So Scout Books sent me some of these ITTY BITTY pocket short stories that they are starting to produce. They are WEE and fit in various bags and garments, and are CUTE. The series is a collection of iconic American shorts paired with contemporary illustrators. I got Rip Van Winkle (which I had never actually read ERGH) and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, which is the short story most likely to leave you making ah AGHAST face. Anywoot, the series also has some Fitzgerald and The Yellow Wallpaper which is one of the creepiest things ever ever, so yeah. Check them out here.
THING TWO WHICH I LOVE:
Audiobooks. "What," you say. "You've just now started listening to audiobooks?" Well, look, judgey McInternetPants, the answer is both yes and no. I've always taken an audiobook with me on long roadtrips wherein I have to remain awake in order to not die in a flaming ball of sleepy-car-wreckage, but I have recently started listening to them all the time. Whilst doing dishes. Whilst feeding babies. Whilst driving. AND. AND. They are making me like books I didn't like beforeokaymaybejustonebook. I've started listening to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because I hate reading dialogue and therefore hate reading that, which is sad because THE SARCASM, it oozes! Anywoot, I have no problem understanding spoken dialects, so hey. THIS IS WIN.
So that's all. Go get those little books (great booky gifts) and tell me that you are also audiobook lovers. TELL ME.