On a recent trip to Target I found some very nifty stuff for readers and writers:
Starting clockwise from the left:
Hardcover edition of Taking Eve by Iris Johansen -- this novel was not only nicely discounted, it was signed by the author, something I've never before found at Target ($19.59)
Rifle Paper Co.'s Botanicals Notebook Collection, published by Chronicle Books, features three 32-page notebooks with gorgeous soft covers and ruled pages with a vintage floral header design ($12.95)
Neil Pasricha's The Journal of Awesome, published by Chronicle Books, is filled with fun writing prompts and reminders of all of life's especially wonderful moments ($12.95)
Green-Inspired.com's grid journal is printed on FSC-certified paper with soy inks and has a colorful cover design that reminded me of quilt blocks ($7.99)
Green-Inspired.com's set of five mini 32-page journals are the perfect size for a purse or pocket ($4.99)
I also got an additional 5% off everything because I used my Target REDcard to buy the lot.
This Botanical Notebooks trio would work great as gardening journals, to use for short writing projects, outlines, research notes etc. I really like this mini-journal set too, as they come with a variety of pages: two ruled, one grid, one dotted and one blank -- I can use one set to sketch, draw maps and keep notes and keep them all stowed away in the neat little holder.
The Journal of Awesome (interior pages shown at the bottom here) will make a nice gift for a friend who needs to remember life doesn't always suck. The Green-Inspired.com journal with the quilty design on the brown cover not only opens flat but also has grid-lined pages that are excellent for map-making; since the cover design invokes quilting for me I'll probably use mine for working out new patchwork designs.
Have you found any neat things for readers or writers out there recently? Let us know in comments.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Five from Target
Posted by the author at 12:00 AM
Labels: Target, writer junk
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Target really does have some great items now! But of course, I always find great things at Barnes and Nobles!ReplyDelete
I envy you, Grace -- the closest B&N to me is almost an hour's drive away, so I can only get there a couple times a year.Delete
I found super fun stuff in the scrapbooking section at Target the other day. Things like fancy paperclips, fun post-its, and little journals. It's funny how you can find stuff in different areas of the store.ReplyDelete
I always check the endcaps in the vicinity of the office supply aisle, Margaret, because they often pile discounted writer stuff there, too.Delete
Target would be a great outing for me, I never get close to running out of notebooks, but I always want a few more.ReplyDelete
I've been burning through notebooks like crazy lately, Diana, and when I noticed my usual healthy stash dwindling fast I headed straight for Target.Delete
Another store that often has writer stuff deeply discounted is Office Max. You have to look for the discounted stuff -- my store puts it on a kiosk-like table and then hides it at the back of the computer section -- but sometimes the prices are marked down so low I can't resist.
Oooh Office max is even closer :-} And my husband will have plenty to keep him happy while I take my time pondering my choices :-}Delete