Oh, stationary. Who doesn’t remember the thrill of carefully picking out fresh, crisp notebooks and pens at the beginning of each new school year? I strongly disliked school, but boy, did I love school supplies. As an adult I was able to rediscover some of that childhood joy when I discovered the wonder that is Muji while in Japan, and I became so obsessed with their stationary that I begged my partner to bring me back some supplies when he went to New York on business. Because New York gets Muji, while we do not. The East Coast / West Coast rivalry is real, at least when it comes to retail outlets.
Though once again not actually tagged by anyone (ahem), I spotted this tag over at Nut Free Nerd, and being a fellow lover of both the written word and writing implements I was inspired to give it a go myself.
- Thank the creator: Sam @ RiverMooseReads, I am much obliged!
- Answer the questions.
- Add pictures! (If you want to)
- Tag (about) 5 people. Ahem. I will politely decline this step, for I am rebellious, and also not much of a book blogger type.
PENCILS: FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK.
Oh, how to pick a single book? One series I loved with a passion in my youth was C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. While I enjoyed the entire series, my absolute favourite entry was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Action, adventure, a dragon and a pirate mouse! It also introduced me to the word “odious”, which is so deliciously descriptive.
PENS: A BASIC STAPLE FOR ANY READER.
A library card! Honestly, it’s free (even in Calgary!) and it gives you access to thousands of print books, audio books, ebooks, movies and more! It really is an absolute staple for any reader.
NOTEBOOKS: BOOKS YOU OWN MULTIPLE COPIES OF.
I…What? I don’t understand. Why would you own multiple copies of the same book? I don’t own more than one copy of any book.
MARKERS: BOOKS WITH BEAUTIFUL COVERS.
I read a lot of picture books, and let me tell you, there are so many incredibly beautiful covers. Here are just a few of my current favourites!
GLUE: TWO CHARACTERS THAT WORK TOGETHER EVEN IF THEY AREN’T TOGETHER.
Mugin and Jin, the odd couple-like mismatched pair of ronin in the anime Samurai Champloo. A truly fantastic pairing in a truly fantastic, and highly, highly recommended, anime series.
SCISSORS: WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU LIKE TO DESTROY.
Destroy a book?!
ART KIT: WHAT COMPLETED SERIES YOU OWN.
Funnily enough, the only series I own in its entirety is a manga series I purchased eons ago, when I was still in high school! Marmalade Boy isn’t a particularly great series (I’ve always been more drawn to shonen than shojo manga), but it’s a short one, and I remembering scoring the entire set from a local comic book store for a steal.
I hope you enjoyed this little stationary-themed diversion, and if you decide to try your hand at it, let me know! I’d love to read your answers!