This brought me to my decision to deviate from my usual modus opernadi while at Fully Booked (which is poking my nose in as many books as possible). A little-known fact is how many cool "non-book" things there are in Fully Booked--besides the collectibles (it's pretty hard to miss those!). Think quality art materials, everything from pens to erasers to pencil cases to magnets, bags, iPod, iPhone, and laptop covers. Actually, even a trip to the children's section will yield a host of finds, all designed to keep your kids happy and busy, and I'm not talking books here.
Here are some cool finds that made my inner child jump around like it just ate a whole bowl of candy corn:
1. With Halloween coming up, I couldn't help but be drawn to these self-inking stamps (self-inking meaning you don't need a stamp pad).
2. I simply adore planners. I remember when Fully Booked first brought in the Moleskine! I went nuts I think. I'm not as ga-ga over them anymore as they can be found just about anywhere nowadays, but pretty much nothing can ever make me feel that way about the classic Teneus planner. I think technology is great and all, but somehow, I don't think I'll ever trade my planner in for one of those Blackberry-type things, even if they are really cool. Fully Booked got their stock of planners early this year. Here is what I chose for myself as an early New Year present!
3. Remember those slap bracelets from a couple of years back? Well, this Slap On Watch pretty much did the job of reminding me how much I loved those as a kid.
The watch is made from pretty durable material, and comes in white, blue and pink (this tangerine one is my favorite though). The analog display gives it that classic feel, but the strap makes it a fun accessory.
...to write down all my random thoughts instead of constantly muttering to myself all the time.