Top Ten Tuesday: Birthday Edition

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Bookish Presents I’d Like for My Birthday

This week’s prompt is “Bookish Merchandise I’d Like to Own.” This is a really fun prompt and I’ll do it when there’s another freebie week.

I’m changing things up this week because today’s my birthday! If you know me IRL, then you know my birthday’s my favorite day of the year, even if I’m *cough* forty-four *cough* this year. The prompt I’m doing today is bookish presents I’d like for my birthday. Here are my top ten (click the picture for more details):

New Scholastic Covers for the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter

New Bloomsbury Covers for the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter



The Winternight Trilogy


Just One More Chapter T-shirt

This Weekend is Gonna be LIT-erary Mug

Neko Pendant Bookmark

Bookwyrm Enamel Pin

I already own four complete sets of the Harry Potter series, two editions of Sorcerer’s Stone, six editions of Philosopher’s Stone, and five editions of Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Goblet of Fire. IMHO, you can’t have too many editions of Harry Potter.

What about you? What bookish things would you like as presents for your next birthday?

I’ve been learning in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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  1. Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog says:

    Happy Birthday!

    A great list. I love Harry Potter! I only have one set of books though. Some of them are first editions because I pre ordered them as they were published and got them for my bday (my birthday is in May so June wasn’t too long to wait).

    Happy TTT and I hope you get what you wish for ☺️

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      How nice that you were able to get first editions for your birthday. I went to a couple of the midnight releases so I have some first editions too. 🙂

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    Happy birthday! Hope it’s fantastic. I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter’s other than the first one, but there are some neat cover editions out there. Dune, too. A good bookish mug is nothing to sneer at either 🙂

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you, Greg! 🙂 I love the mug so much because of its bookishness and because it reminds me of HIMYM too, lol. I do love all the different covers for Harry Potter. It’s okay that you’ve only read the first book. The story it’s for everyone.

  3. Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis says:

    Happy birthday!! I will also be 44 on my birthday in July. I hope you get some of your wishlist items. I love the color and style of the one more chapter T-shirt.

  4. FangirlFlax
    FangirlFlax says:

    I’m SO excited to get the illustrated Order of the Phoenix–those editions are beautiful. And happy birthday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day 🙂

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Lol. Plants and books are good birthday presents. I’d definitely be okay with getting a plant from someone. The t-shirt is cute, isn’t it? Corey surprised me with it on my birthday. I was really excited. 🙂

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