Monthly Archives: July 2014

Christmas In July

Right now, my AC is working full blast. I have a cold soda next to me. And everything I can possibly do to beat the heat, I am doing. The cat, with all his fur, looks like he might melt … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading and Summer Clearance

The weekend’s here, which means more time for reading! (Yay!) This past week, I have been working my way through Orlando by Virginia Woolf with occasional breaks to read Edgar Allan  Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado, H. G. Well’s The … Continue reading

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Anniversary Giveaway

It’s so hard to believe but my Etsy shop, Ciarrai Studios Literary Jewelry, is turning two years old in less than two weeks! It’s been another great year for Ciarrai Studios and I wanted to mark the occasion by giving … Continue reading

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Remembering Jane Austen

This past Friday was the anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. I was a bit distracted by celebrating an anniversary of my own – my 15th wedding anniversary – but I didn’t want the occasion to go completely unremarked. What can … Continue reading

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Book Review – Longbourn by Jo Baker

Longbourn by Jo Baker My rating: 2 of 5 stars To be honest, I rarely read any Jane Austen books that aren’t written by Jane Austen. I just find it so hard not to be disappointed when a modern author … Continue reading

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Poets at Work

So I had a blast yesterday participating in Take Your Poet to Work Day and I hope you did too. Not only did I get to hang with Sylvia Plath, Langston Hughes, and T. S. Eliot at the office but … Continue reading

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Happy Take Your Poet to Work Day!!

It’s Take Your Poet to Work Day and my poets and I are almost ready to head out to the office!  I’ve spent the morning trying to make some sort of “Quoth the Raven” / sales quote pun but I … Continue reading

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Take Your Poet to Work Day Giveaway!

It’s that time of year again! Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming up on Wednesday, July 16th  and your favorite poets are hopping off your bookshelf and invading your office! Last year, I was working from home on … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice Earrings for Bookish Brides and Literary Weddings

My Pride and Prejudice earrings were featured in Buzzline’s 31 Beautiful Ideas for Book Inspired Weddings! Coming in at #24 on the list, my Pride and Prejudice earrings are a beautiful piece of  literary jewelry for bookish brides who want … Continue reading

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Treasury Tuesday – Fireflies and Fairies

‘Summer Fairies and Fireflies’ by NovelCreations Summer is my favorite time of year right a dusk….perfect for seeing faires and fireflies ! Tea with Peter Pan Necklace … CiarraiStudios $45 Upturned silver leaf ring Silverlines $36 Tiny Sleeping Woodland Mushr… … Continue reading

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