February 21, 2015 • Cee • Events

The Book Blogger Love-a-Thon, hosted by Alexa and Katelyn, is an event dedicated to spreading the love for blogs + bloggers! It’s time dedicated to exploring the blogging community, leaving a comment or two, meeting new friends and fostering positivity among the bloggers of the community.

For this challenge, you’re supposed to create a Valentine for your favorite book guy or gal. And I decided I would dedicate this Valentine’s to the underrated Cricket Bell of Lola and the Boy Next Door. He’s such an earnest and endearing character who has loved Lola since forever. He wins my heart!

I have put together items I would gift Cricket Bell (if money was not a concern). With only two thoughts on my mind (1. he’s an inventor and 2. he dresses well), I went searching for things I’d think he’d really love. And voila!

  • Zara Coat

Lola Nolan noted that Cricket wears a lot of “unusual coats,” so I went hunting for coats that I imagine he would wear, and well, this Zara Coat was one that I thought Cricket would look really good in. I love the style and color of this coat.

  • Vanishing Elephants Chinos

Cricket would totally wear chinos, especially ones that are different colors. He just seems like that type of guy who would own a few. And he’d look good in it too.

  • ASOS Parka

Can you imagine Cricket snuggled in this parka? I’m well aware that this coat may be too much for San Francisco weather, since the weather is never really cold enough to wear parkas in the first place, but hey, this coat is amazing! And it’ll look so frickin’ amazing on Cricket.

(All three clothing item are not available for purchase, hence the lack of a link to buy it.)

Pie and math? Way into Cricket’s heart! He has a hugeeee appetite and loves pies, especially the ones Lola’s dad makes. And, he’s good with numbers. I love that this poster cleverly uses the ingredients in a pie to create a pie chart. It’s such beautiful image wordplay. Totally meant to be!

I think this is a perfect print for Cricket to put on his wall. It’s “from an original artwork by Christopher Brown” and is a “blueprint of the original Pyrotomic Toy Ray Gun invented in 1953.” Who doesn’t love ray guns? I sure hope Cricket does!

3D Printer is a must for Cricket. An absolutely necessary and perfect tool. An inventor needs to make samples or build things (even if it’s plastic). It’s also really cool for playing around.

This watch is so cool. It’s very stylish and astronomy-inspired! Cricket can tell time and map the night sky with it! It might take a bit of getting used to, but it’s just so awesome!

  • LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon

Any builder would love this. And when you invent stuff, you have to build it. I think it would be an awesome project to assemble with Cricket. Think about the bonding you’d do with him. At over five thousand pieces, this project will take a while, but the results would be satisfying since you get an awesome Millennium Falcon after all that hard work.

What do you think about my choices? Awesome gifts, yes? Do you want any of these?  


13 Responses to “2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon | Book Valentine Gifts for Cricket Bell”

  1. Ahhhh this so great! I could totally see Cricket with all of these…nicely done!

  2. Very cool! I still need to read that book!

  3. Awesome gifts! I could totally see him wearing those clothes :)

  4. This is so accurate for Cricket and I would GLADLY take that 3D printer!

  5. This is adorable! I still haven’t met Cricket yet but I loved Anna so I definitely need to get on this! Based on how you described him, these are all perfect choices!

  6. I chose Cricket too! I could definitely see him in those chinos! Great choices for gifts!
    Stefani @
    Caught Read Handed

  7. Fab! I’m now regretting my soppy fangirl letter and wishing I’d gone for a far cooler gift option :)

  8. Elizabeth says:

    All amazing gifts! I’d like the watch for myself. Did you not get him a shirt because you imagine him with a great 6-pack? :)

  9. Stephanie H. says:

    I LOVE THIS!!! I love Cricket! And I definitely think he would love all of this! You did an amazing job! Love it!
    Stephanie @ My Bookish Itinerary

  10. Katherine says:

    I picked Cricket as well! So many people love him which shows Stephanie Perkin’s skill for writing amazing boys.

  11. You’ve got such good taste! These gifts are absolutely awesome! I would totally swoon over a guy dressed in those clothes!

  12. Alexa S. says:

    I THINK THIS POST IS PERFECTION! Cricket would be LUCKY to be on the receiving end of your Valentine presents, Cee – you’ve chosen amazing ones for him. I seriously love it!

  13. Shannelle C. says:

    Ahhh Cricket my darling Cricket. This is just absolutely perfect, Cee, and I’m getting all the feels from this. :D

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