Who Wants Bookish T-Shirts!?

*raises hand emphatically*

I’ve only ever had one bookish shirt in my life. It was a simple bookshelf that was actually kind of ugly. The shirt was brown. But I wore it until it no longer fit. And now every once in a blue moon I’ll search the internet for a unique-looking bookish shirt and I’m always disappointed. The designs are too simple. Or the designs are just unappealing. So I decided yesterday to see if I could create one that I’d be proud to wear myself. And I definitely accomplished that much.

I used Teespring. It’s a site that lets you run a “campaign” for shirts, hoodies, or tank tops. Since it’s a campaign, there is a minimum that have to be sold in order for the shirts to be printed, otherwise no one gets anything. *sad face* And there’s a set amount of time for sales to take place. I’ll get to all the details in just a second. I want to show you the shirts! First up are the men’s shirts.

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20150615_000530Second up are the shirts for the ladies.

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20150615_001222Those are them! First things first, I would have changed the color of the women’s shirts, but it’s a single design that is used for every item and I felt the design looked best on the darker colors. Second, the text on the shirt reads “Books are bae”. I know all you young people out there know what bae means, but I bet some of the rest of y’all are scratching your head. I’ll just give you an example of how it can be used rather than try giving you a definitive definition. Y’all know I love Jennifer Lawrence, right? Well, a way for me to express that would be to say that Jennifer Lawrence is bae. People pretty much use it for anything they REALLY like. See? Easy.

Just a few more points before I tell you how to get your hands on these bad boys.

First, Teespring ships everywhere! Seriously, how many companies do that? Well they do, but there’s a catch. Shipping to US addresses is $3.99 for the first item and $2.00 for each additional item. Which is pretty fair if you ask me. But shipping to Canada is $9.50 for the first item and $4.00 for each additional item. *sad face* And shipping anywhere else is $12.50 for the first item and $4.00 for each additional item. *cries*

With all of that in mind I tried pricing them at a reasonable price because there’s no point in doing this if y’all see the shipping prices and decide not to buy anything.

Both the men’s and women’s shirts are $15.99 everywhere. And for all you crazies (like me) who like buying winter clothing in the summer, there are also hoodies available in two colors for $21.99. Cheap! The campaign ends in two weeks and at least ten shirts (or hoodies) must be bought in order for any to be printed. If ten of y’all don’t like these, then I’ll be sad.

Feel like giving them a closer look now? All you have to do is click here!

PS: It would be really awesome of you to share this with all your book-loving friends and family members. Heck, you could buy them one!

And the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is…

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Photo Credit: Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

Vape.

Which describes the act of smoking an e-cigarette.

I had never once heard the word before yesterday’s announcement. Not once. Supposedly the use of the word doubled just from last year. Even though I didn’t hear it once in 2013 or 2014, but hey I’m not particularly interested in anything pertaining to cigarettes. Maybe that’s why I’m out of the loop on this one.

Last year’s word of the year was ‘selfie.’ Now don’t sit there and act like you don’t take selfies. Liar. At least it was a word that EVERYONE and their momma knew. But oh well. Obviously the people at Oxford Dictionaries know something I don’t.

The other words that were on the shortlist were:

Bae.

Budtender.

Contactless.

Indyref.

Normcore.

Slacktivism.

Again, I’d never even heard of any of these EXCEPT ‘bae.’ Seriously, this is in the same category as selfie. Everyone knows and says this now. Before reading at all about this year’s award I fully expected ‘bae’ to be recognized as the word of the year.

Do you use the word ‘vape’ often? I don’t. Do you recognize the other words on the shortlist?

You can click here for the definitions of all of the shortlisted words.