Above is my Book Buddy – in other words – my new best friend! I was beyond excited to hear from Mandy from Amanda Crawford Designs. I had been seeing the Book Buddy around and thought – What a cool idea! – and it is! It really is fantastic.! When asked to review one, I of course jumped at the chance.
I’ve mentioned a few times on my blog that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis so my hands give me a lot of trouble most of the time. I do have trouble holding books – both paperback and hardcover. The Book Buddy made it so much easier for me! My hands don’t get sore and I don’t keep losing grip on the book. It’s even wonderful for laying on my side with the book on the book on The Book Buddy propped up beside me. I love it! I’ve been using it for well over a month now and it hasn’t lost it’s appeal for me yet. Being the book lover we all know I am the Book Buddy has really been a lifesaver for me, my hands, and my comfort.
There are so many pluses about the Book Buddy. First of all, they’re gorgeous. As you can see above mine is a very pretty pink one and we all know how much I love pink! It holds books of all sizes as it’s a really good size itself – not too big or small – just perfect. There are ribbons to hold the book and pages in place so I don’t have to.
The detachable clear desktop that comes along with the Book Buddy is great. It can be used as a writing desk or as a laptop desk. As I have a laptop I’ve taken to using it as a base for my computer while I’m in bed and it’s just perfect for that – no more hot legs. The Book Buddy is very lightweight and therefore can be carried anywhere easily. I know this will sound weird but when I’ve put my hardbacks on the pillow they seem not so heavy. Not sure why, maybe because the weight of the book is distributed more evenly but it’s wonderful. I’ve also used it for paperbacks and it worked just as well for me.
The Reading Comfort website is really awesome and has so much more to offer than just the Book Buddy. First though, check out the many patterns and colors of the Book Buddy here. In addition, Amanda Crawford Designs offers classy book covers, elastic 4-Ribbon bookmarks, glittermarks, elegant paper weights, and lap blankets. I would love a lap blanket to go along with my Book Buddy and I really have my heart set on one or more of the elastic book marks. Just think what a great gift the Book Buddy or any of these items would be for the book lover in your life.
So, if you’re one of those readers like me who has a book constantly on the go and are always trying to find the most comfortable position to read it in, then the Book Buddy would be a great addition to your reading accessories. It’s become indispensable to me and I can’t imagine how I ever managed to read without it, especially in bed. It’s made my favorite hobby much more comfy for me and that’s always a good thing! Many thanks to Mandy for the opportunity to try out the Book Buddy! If you’d like to check out the pricing and buy one for yourself or any of the other wonderful items, head over to Reading Comfort and take a look around.
What’s even better for you, my readers, is that Mandy was also kind enough to send an extra Book Buddy along for me to give away on my blog! Yes, that’s right – I have a Book Buddy to share with one lucky reader! Here’s the one you can win…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment with a way to contact you.
- For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do – many thanks- let me know though so you don’t miss out on the extra entry.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.
This Book Buddy giveaway will be open internationally to all my readers! I will draw for the lucky winner on Saturday, August 1, 2009. Good luck to you all!