Saturday, 8 August 2009

MY NEW PENGUIN MUG



I love Penguin books; I've always loved them. We used to go to the local Garden Fete as kids and run straight to the books table; it was a good one if it had piles and piles of orange Penguin spines. My sister Nessa and I would fill our arms and pay about 20p each for them. Reading fodder for weeks. I read tons of classic Penguins as a teenager - I'm probably due to revisit them all. If only I had the time...

My little friend K knows I love Penguin books and when she heard I had foolishly passed by the Penguin Virginia Woolf mug in Cork's Waterstone's saying, 'I'll come back for that later' - and of course never did - she bought it online and had it sent to me. Sweet, yes? Thanks, K, I'm enjoying my decaf more than ever these days!

5 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

But do you find yourself destroying the order and good sense of the book shelves just to make all the orange spines go together? :)

the watercats said...

I love those mugs!.. my brother has a few of them and I keep eyeing them jealously... Penguin is such an iconic design isn't it!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Rachel - believe me, I want to put them all together! Then I also want short story shelves, poetry shelves, novel shelves etc etc. Sad. But I will organise my books some day!

Watercats - just throw one into your bag/pocket next time he's not looking. The greedy man has 'a few' and you have none. You know it makes sense!
Yes, they are iconic - fabulous.

Sarah Hilary said...

I love your mug! I love the notebooks they've brought out, too. Ooh and the pencils - have you seen the pencils? Gorgeous.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Oh yes Sarah, the notebooks are gorge. I have an empty notebook mountain at the moment but I may just have room on the top for one more...
Pencils - haven't seen these. Another piece of stationery to crave!