After trying out and absolutely loving the Book Buddy from Reading Comfort (read my review here), I just couldn't say no when they asked if I'd be interested in checking out some of their other products.
I received a lap blanket in Floral Sienna, and let me tell you, I never want to be separated from it. It's smooth on the top and warm and fleecy underneath. It's 44" x 52" of goodness. It's perfect for curling up on the couch with a good book during the winter months, and I also use it when I'm sitting at the computer (it's on my lap right now, as a matter of fact) and when I'm watching tv. Actually, The Girl and I fight over it, but I'm a softie, so she usually wins. Anyway, what's great about the lap blanket is it can be purchased by itself or with a matching Book Buddy. My only complaint was that the blanket wasn't accompanied by care instructions. I assume it would be okay to wash and dry on the delicate cycles, but don't quote me on that.
I also received the Elegant Bookworm, a paperweight that makes it easy to read hands-free. I'm not sure what color mine is officially called, but it's maroon and gold with a maroon tassel. It's designed for hardcover books, but it worked okay with a trade paperback, but only when 1/4 or more of the book has been read. Otherwise you chance warped pages and covers. It's perfect for keeping books open without damaging their spines, and I plan to use mine to read and knit at the same time.
Finally, I also received the Elastic Four-Ribbon Bookmark in solid purple with button. You slip the elastic loop over the front cover of a hardcover book and use the ribbons to mark your pages. I've found the four ribbons are useful in marking passages to remember for my reviews, and if I don't need to use more than one ribbon, I can easily keep them together. The elastic does fit over most trade paperbacks, but it's a snug fit, so you'd be risking bent pages and covers. Reading Comfort beautifully packages their products, and this bookmark came in a small drawstring bag that can be used for numerous other things (knitting stitch markers, for example) when the bookmark is in use.
Like I did with the Book Buddy, I checked the lap blanket, paperweight, and elastic bookmark for sturdiness and durability. They appear to be put together quite well, and I predict that they all will get as much use as my Book Buddy.
Speaking of the Book Buddy, check out Reading Comfort's new YouTube video here.
Also, as a special treat for my readers, Reading Comfort is offering you a 15 percent discount on your order from now through the end of the year! All you need to do is enter the code "blogger" when you check out. Their products are pretty affordable and would make great holiday gifts!
If you give these products a try or already have done so, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I'd love to hear your thoughts, too.
Disclosure: Reading Comfort sent me the lap blanket, paperweight, and elastic bookmark for free for review purposes.