The Queen of Everything’s Book [Plate]

One other thing to do if you have recently purchased books is to label them. The most common method would be to label them using book plates. These come in different designs, colors and sizes and add style to the meaning of ownership.

Towards the end of last year, I was able to find a book plate that I could use over and over again and which looks super smashing. Not to mention forbidding. Anyone who sees that big text on the top portion would think twice about book-napping anything labeled with it. Or would they? Hehe

Introducing, The Queen of Everything’s Book rubber stamp by artist Mary Engelbreit.

Mary Engelbreit's The Queen of Everything's Book Plate

I found that one on the ebay store: Crow’s Nest Rubber Stamps.
The owner, Jammie Crow, is really super nice and accommodating so I was really happy purchasing that stamp (and others, too) from her. 🙂

back portion

This is the back portion of the rubber stamp.
The stamp, by the way, is by All Night Media.

Red is my choice of ink because it instantly brights up any piece of paper. Plus, it provides great contrast to the black ink of the pen I use to write in my name, the date the book was purchased and the store I got it from.

See how cute the stamped image is on a blank page of Judy Goldschmidt’s The Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez that I bought a few weeks back from Booksale Emall (see this entry).

How about you? How do you label your books? Would love to know. 🙂
Mary Engelbreit is a well known illustrator whose unique evocative style earned a huge following and whose works have been featured on various products. Click here to know more about her.

Images were taken using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2. © Pachuvachuva, 2011.

New Year, New [Reader] You

Happy New Year! 🙂

Hope you’ve had the best Christmas vacation ever. I spent mine watching anime marathons, lounging around, sleeping late (and waking up even later..hehe), and reading, reading, reading.

Now, I am more than happy to wish you all a new beginning and more exciting adventures for 2011 and beyond. As Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless said in her New Year post, The Year is New and the World is Waiting, “2011 is the Year of “Not Being Boring”“. Right on. We should make this year the best ever – meet new friends, try new things, be more productive, be more daring, be bolder and just be the best version of ourselves as much as we can.

And with that in mind, Pachuvachuva is also going to introduce new stuff here in the next coming weeks just to spice things up a bit. Promise. You’ll be reading more book reviews (I know I haven’t done much of that last year..hehe), book thingies I’ve found and just about anything in general.
Wheee! I’m very excited. Hope you are, too! 🙂

So here’s a sneak peak of my New Year purchases after I spent at least an hour or so going through the aisles and bins at Booksale Emall yesterday:

I have yet to read these (and some others that I was able to find during my two-week Christmas break) but I picked those with themes ranging from facing new challenges to making new starts to becoming newer persons.
Well, to be honest, I didn’t pick those for those reasons. They just happened to fall into those categories but just as well. 🙂

Standby for my reviews of these titles:

I have another stash that I would also like to share but that will be for another post. 😉
Image taken using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2. © Pachuvachuva, 2011.

Trivia: This post has 13 words that are or contain “new“. ^_^

Christine Gilbert was a Fortune 500 company manager now turned freelance writer/blogger touring the world. Catch her adventures on or follow her on twitter. 🙂