A Nosy Adventure; Let’s Talk Candles!

I was definitely all aboard the bookish candle hype train when the concept really took off.  A candle company would come out with a new variation of my favorite characters, or places from books, or just general bookish themed, and I snatched them up without a second thought. wickworms pyramid

Eventually my sister and I started our own bookish themed candle company called wickworms, and while it has been so much fun designing candles, it has really fueled the obsession.  But owning a business is hard, and while both of us have learned quite a few lessons on this journey, I have taken away two main points:

  1. I have picky fragrance tastes.  For example, any scent containing jasmine is a hard pass for me, same with gardenia or spearmint.  Sweet candles are also a miss for me, except very rarely a candle containing caramel scents will pique my interest.
  2. If I love a fandom hard enough, I find it necessary to adorn my shelves with every candle in existence from that fandom.

img_4286So, with that being said, I have been burning a lot of candles lately (because I finally convinced myself that I cannot buy more if I don’t get rid of some) and I thought it would be fun to share with you my favorite  bookish candles!   When I originally put together this list, I found that I had favorites from tons of different shops, which was completely unintentional but perfect for spreading the love; enjoy!

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The Booksta Mentality: Candle Edition!

photo-sep-13-09-35-47I have been a part of #bookstagram since April of this year, and for being a relative newbie, have noticed that there are some general themes of the book community that deserve a closer look.  I thought it would be interesting to informally analyze the “mob mentality” of bookstagram (and other bookish social media outlets) from a hopefully unbiased point of view; thus my new series The Booksta Mentality was born!  There are going to be several things that I want to open for discussion over the course of a few months, but first and foremost: let’s talk candles.

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