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Paper Book Earrings

How cute are these?

bookearringsThese are $14.95 at The Literacy Site.

From the site description:

Inspired by the exotic ornamental traditions of Tibet, each of these delicate paper book earrings was made by a skilled Himalayan artisan. Silver-colored tracery provides a subtle shimmer and glow in each tiny blue book.

Our original purchase of these earrings helped fund training and humanitarian programs managed by the Tibetan Government-in-Exile… and that’s in addition to the good you do by buying them here!

Paper book earrings drop 1″ (2.54 cm) from sterling silver French hook backs for pierced ears. Tiny books do not actually open.

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I Like You

I like you by Amy Sedaris is one of the weirdest books I have ever had the pleasure of owning. This book on hospitality gives advice on topics ranging from the expected, (etiquette, recipes, organizing a dinner party), to the bizarre and inexplicable, (such as, how to put on a pair of pantyhose, felt crafts requiring almost no skill, and information on caring for a pet rabbit.)

This book is not for the easily offended and should be kept out of the hands of little ones but adults will enjoy Sedaris’ dead pan, off color humor. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when she’s joking or not and at first I wasn’t quite sure if the recipes were edible, but they are, in fact, her cupcakes and cheese balls are apparently somewhat famous.

I was especially entertained by the abundant illustrations and photos. The photos are particularly hilarious because they seem to have gone through a 1970’s time warp. This is the kind of book I would expect Martha Stewart to write if she had a nervous breakdown and ended up in a mental facility, (which is my way of saying it’s really good.)

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