Monday, November 9, 2009

Reading Comfort: Product Reviews (and a Special Discount for You!)

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.


bermudaonion said...

I love my Book Buddy too, so I'm totally jealous of your lap blanket! I've been cold already and winter hasn't even gotten here yet.

Sandy Nawrot said...

OMG, they now have matching blankets??? I need both now! This is like one stop shopping for the Gift Swap coming up. Look no further, your page has everything we would ever need!

Staci said...

I love blankets period!! There's just something about a great blanket and how it makes reading that much more comfortable!!

Serena said...

I don't have any of these products yet. Maybe for the holidays! LOL I really would love that Elegant Bookworm. I need something to weigh down those pages, especially when I'm with the laptop trying to type in quotes.

Suko said...

Ooh, that lap blanket looks and sounds so cozy! You are one lucky gal!

Blodeuedd said...

I soo want a bookbuddy and that blanket sounds great too :D

S. Krishna said...

I got the lap blanket as well and like it, though I didn't even think about care instructions!

J.S. Peyton said...

All of these items sound so cool! I'll look into getting myself a few things just as soon as I can afford it. Thanks for the review (and the discount)!

Anna said...

~bermudaonion: It's definitely come in handy here already!

~Sandy: That's for sure! I need to order some gifts off the site myself.

~Staci: Me, too! I always have a blanket on the couch, which is why I'm not so upset about sharing with The Girl LOL!

~Serena: You'll have to try out mine and see how you like it.

~Suko: I know. I'm very grateful for the opportunity.

~Blodeuedd: I hope you get one soon!

~S. Krishna: I thought of it right away, what with a messy 9-year-old and all. :)

~J.S. Peyton: You're welcome! Hope you get a chance to buy some goodies soon.

ImageNations said...

these are great reading accessories I have never thought of. Thanks

SuziQoregon said...

Thank you! I ordered a Book Buddy last night using the extra 15% off code!! Definitely appreciate the info.

Anna said...

~Nana: You're welcome! These really are worth considering. Mine are getting so much use.

~SuziQ: You're very welcome. Hope you love your book buddy as much as I love mine. :)