Launching the Store!

And it’s now official! I feel that there are enough products to finally and formally promote the Of Books and Bailey shop, hosted via Etsy. There is a link all the way to the right in the menu bar, or you can simply click here. The designs are by me, and we are currently featuring products inspired by books, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Sherlock, and the Hunger Games. We’ll have more added later this month! Continue reading “Launching the Store!”

Upcoming LOTR Designs

I have a question for you! Or rather, I have a few.

But allow me to explain.

As some of you may be aware from previous posts, I’m working on opening an Etsy shop for book and fandom inspired products. Truthfully, it’s already online, but I won’t have my ‘officially opening’ till next week when I have a few more items and designs in the store. Continue reading “Upcoming LOTR Designs”

This or That

I found this interesting response quiz on Katie’s Book Blog and I decided to give it a go. If you’re reading this blog, you indubidably should take a gander’s at Katie’s. Hers is well established and enjoyable. In the meantime, let’s play this grand game! Here’s your guide to Bailey’s preferences. I will tag a few of my fellow book bloggers to join with me! Press their names to visit their blogs. Continue reading “This or That”

The Lasting Power of Harry Potter

IMG_1501I have the most exciting news to share! My trip to Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida became official this week! It has been a dream of mine to visit, and I’m so glad to finally have this opportunity to live out some more of my childhood fantasies. In preparation, I bought this wonderful evil wizards t-shirt from The Colorful Geek. I invite you all to take a gander at their wonderful shop on Etsy. Continue reading “The Lasting Power of Harry Potter”

Print Books, I Summon Your Power!

A peer of mine wrote this interesting and informative article on the value of ebooks. Sales on Ebooks are diving downward in relation to their physical copies, and publishers are scrambling to figure out why. Max made some interesting points that I’d never thought about, but I personally prefer physical copies of books and will defend my paperbacks and hardcovers till the day I die.

Besides the obvious greater tactile feedback, I feel that print books are infinitely superior to an ebook. Continue reading “Print Books, I Summon Your Power!”

Salt Lake FanX2016 Review: From One First Time Congoer to Another

What a weekend! I attended my very first con ever. It’s been on my geek bucket list for ages, and I got around to it; I had someone to go with (my husband) and I wasn’t pregnant (thanks to my husband and I mean that in the best way). It was awesome! It was exhausting! It was beautiful! It was tiring! It was some kind of euphoria despite the hellish long lines and crowds.

And all in all, I loved it and would do it again.

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It was one of those rare moments in my life where I felt like I actually fit in. Geeks, nerds, and dorks of every kind were in attendance, all factions accounted for from the closet geeks, the comic freaks, the super nerds, the gamers, the bookworms, and any other group you can think of. I could wear a costume or a shirt and not have adults look at me like an immature woman-child. Continue reading “Salt Lake FanX2016 Review: From One First Time Congoer to Another”

Psst…Guess Where I Am?

I won’t be posting today. Why? Because I’m at a con meeting the great Jason Isaacs, aka Captain Hook, aka Lucius Malfoy.

Stay tuned! I’ll tell you all about it on Monday!

An update on the shop: I’ve reached a slight hitch, which is normal for all start-ups right?! It’s no big deal. I’m just waiting for some paperwork to be approved. In the meantime, I will keep designing so that more fandoms and geekishness will be represented when everything is sorted out! If the paperwork just happens to not get approved, we have several other options. Fear not! There will be a store! And it will be awesome! I’ve already received some samples of my designs and they look amazing! Continue reading “Psst…Guess Where I Am?”