Recent Haul: Graphic Novel, Lipstick and Bookish Shirts

Quick post to share some of the book-related stuff I’ve acquired. I actually only bought one book: Monstress Vol. 2 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, which I’m been waiting to become available here in the Philippines. I loved Vol. 1 and I can’t wait to dive into Vol. 2. On the same day, I also bought a sort of bookish lipstick because it has a Beauty and the Beast theme. Check it out:

Swipe right to see more pics. ๐Ÿ™‚ Next is my haul of bookish shirts! I found a local seller here in the Philippines who does custom prints and I ordered the designs below. Honestly, it was so hard to narrow down the choices to just five designs. I wanted to many more. But then I can always order more later on, right? ๐Ÿ˜› The last time I had bookish shirts was when I ordered them from Threadless, and sadly those shirts don’t fit anymore. These new shirts of mine will be perfect with my bookish skirts.

Swipe right to see more pics of the shirts, and a pic of me wearing one of them. ๐Ÿ™‚ I shared the pic on Twitter and Ilona shared it, yay:

I’m traveling for a few days, so I wouldn’t be online here on WordPress that much but I will be updating all other social media apps that I have on my phone.:D What books or other bookish stuff have you acquired lately?


Society6 Bookish Shirts

The only piece of bookish clothing I own (that still fits) is my bookish skirt. I had a thing for literary shirts from Threadless a few years ago, but sadly, the shirts that I bought don’t fit anymore. I look like a sausage/longganisa when I try them on. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’ve been seeing a few bookish shirts on Instagram and I checked out one seller’s Society6 page to see her designs. Big mistake! I ended up browsing through all the bookish shirts on the site and now I want ALL THE SHIRTS. Here are some of the designs I loved:


The Library by Bookwormboutique

 Professional bookworm by Bookwormboutique

Professional bookworm by Bookwormboutique

I Like To Party... by Bookwormboutique

I Like To Party… by Bookwormboutique

Read Books and Drink Tea by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Read Books and Drink Tea by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Book is a dream by Risa Rodil

Book is a dream by Risa Rodil

I Cannot Live Without Books - Watercolor by Evie Seo

I Cannot Live Without Books – Watercolor by Evie Seo

Books are my H2O typography design by Evie Seo

Books are my H2O typography design by Evie Seo

Woodland Creatures series: Fox Loves Books by Evie Seo

Woodland Creatures series: Fox Loves Books
by Evie Seo

Aren’t they cute? I haven’t allowed myself to buy any of them yet because it’s so hard to choose only one or two designs. If only I can buy all of them. To be honest, I’m not really into t-shirts because I’m not skinny and cotton shirts like these tend to be unflattering on me. But I’m willing to make exceptions with bookish designs. I’ll probably just go for the unisex shirts so the fit won’t be as tight. Oh and all these designs are also available as tote bags so I’m also tempted to get those.

Have you bought bookish shirts from Society6? Or do you know of other online stores (or physical stores in Singapore or Manila) that sell bookish apparel?

12/12/12: A Day of Books and Shirts

It’s December 12, 2012! I wasn’t planning on putting up a post today until I dropped by the post office after work. I got a notice to pick up a package that couldn’t fit into the mailbox. I thought it was my latest Threadless order but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it wasn’t! Turns out, it’s a package from my YAckers Secret Santa.


I know I haven’t talked about YAckers here on the blog, I was waiting for my first book discussion with them before bringing it up but the Secret Santa came first so here we are. Basically, it’s a YA book club with awesome members. Check out the YAckers site for more info and feel free to go through the list of books that have been YAcked. I’m so glad I was able to join the Secret Santa. Anyway, these are the contents of the package when I opened it up:

2012 YAcker Secret Santa2

I already had a smile on my face when I saw these because I wasn’t expecting to get several books. Let’s take a moment to appreciate how nicely wrapped the books were:

2012 YAcker Secret Santa3

Penguins and hearts! Aaaaaaaaaand here are the books inside:

2012 YAcker Secret Santa

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews
Soho Teen 2013 sampler

I had a huge grin by the time I opened the presents. Many, many thanks to my YAcker Secret Santa, Janice! You know me so well, my friend, because I’m super excited to read all of these. ๐Ÿ˜€ The three books are on my wishlist and I’m curious about the Soho Teen sampler. Isn’t Janice a amazingly generous person? This the first Christmas gift that I’ve received this year and I’m more than happy with this surprise package. It really made my day.

Even better, my Threadless order also got delivered tonight. These shirts got added to my growing collection:

Threadless shirts

Always yes to more bookish shirts. I need to wash and iron these so I can wear them right away. Guess what shirt will I be wearing when I watch The Hobbit this weekend? What about the rest of you, have you started getting any bookish gifts?

Bookish Shirts II

I posted about bookish shirts about a year ago and I recently acquired a few more so I thought an update seems appropriate. I’m a fan of the Trese graphic novels so when I was in Manila last weekend, I dropped by Team Manila to check out their Trese shirt designs:

I ended up getting this one, which I wore on my flight back to Singapore:

Trese shirt

I also posted about Threadless graphic shirts a few weeks ago and I’ve been waiting for my orders to arrive ever since. Luckily, international shipping only took around two weeks so I didn’t have to wait too long for these:

Threadless shirts

I look forward to wearing my Threadless shirts. I’m already planning to wear one to the office this Friday. This definitely won’t be the last time that I’ll buy book-related shirts so I will keep you guys posted if I manage to grab more shirts like these. Do you like having bookish shirts? Where do you buy the ones that you have?

Gone Reading International

Gone Reading International, markets a line of great products for book lovers and readers, and donates 100% of the after-tax profits to fund new libraries in the developing world. I think what they’re doing is amazing. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’re aware that we don’t have good public libraries here in the Philippines and that’s not going to change anytime soon. It’s one of my biggest frustrations and yet I can’t really complain because I’m thankful enough that I have a job that lets me earn money to buy the books that I want to read. So I really don’t mind spreading the word about Gone Reading and their products because it’s for a great cause. Here’s more information from their homepage:

Gone Reading International, LLC was founded to bring the magic effect of reading and books to places where they donโ€™t exist. We believe that when people have open access to great reading materials, life always changes for the better. When libraries and reading materials are made available, entire villages, communities and their citizens achieve unprecedented levels of self-sufficiency.

Thatโ€™s why Gone Reading International donates 100% of after-tax profits to fund new reading libraries and other literacy projects in the developing world. By purchasing GoneReading brand gifts and merchandise, youโ€™re treating yourself and the world at large to a wonderful gift. All purchases from GoneReading โ€“ from our book lights to our book club gifts โ€“ help contribute to our philanthropic work.

We donate to great non-profits such as READ Global and Ethiopia Reads, amazing organizations with proven models, long track records, and dedicated teams on the ground. Such groups partner with local villages and communities in the most underdeveloped parts of the world to effect real change.

Brad Wirz, founder and CEO of the company, kindly sent me an email informing me that they created a special discount for followers of my blog: CHACHICS25

The coupon expires one month from today, and is good for 25% off of any purchases at except our bookends. There is no risk of โ€œoversharingโ€ it, so donโ€™t hesitate to mention via social media or other online channels, too! We still earn a margin even after the discount, and the online buzz you create for us helps our Google rankings, bringing in plenty of new shoppers!

They ship within the U.S. and internationally to Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Some of their products are bookmarks, book journals and book lights. I thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the products that look interesting to help the rest of you decide what to get. I think this bookish board game is awesome:

I also like these shirts for women:

Head on over Gone Reading’s website and see if there’s anything that you’d like to buy. Don’t forget to use this coupon code: CHACHICS25 to get a 25% discount.

Bookish Shirts

I posted about bookish necklaces before and if you’re a Tumblr (or Twitter) follower, you’ve probably seen this picture:

Then, I realized that I have a couple of other bookish shirts that I should take pictures of. Here’s one that I got from my high school kabarkada last Christmas:

And here’s a shirt that I got in Bangkok last March:

Last but certainly not the least, my new favorite shirt:

It sums up my favorite hobbies quite nicely.