Recently, I discovered a very cool website called Gone Reading. This retail site promises "Brilliant Products for the Reading Lifestyle," and I couldn't agree more. The minute I opened this site, I was blown away by how many book-related products they offer. They have everything from tee-shirts, to cards and stationery, to book lights, to posters, to wine charms, to book shelves, to dishes, and much more! I admit that I had a hard time narrowing my focus because it was a book lover's dream!
I received two items for review -- a Beach T-Shirt for Women and a Large Book Shaped Serving Platter; and I couldn't have been happier with either item. The tee-shirt is positively adorable and features and women reading a book while at the beach. It's absolutely perfect for me since I spend our entire beach vacation with a book in my hands. All of their tees are pre-shrunk and 100% cotton and they feel like a quality tee -- you know what I mean. In addition, the women's tees are made for women. They are cut slimmer and are definitely more flattering than a traditional tee-shirt.
Despite loving the tee-shirt, I have to say that my favorite item was the Large Book Shaped Serving Platter. I can't wait to use it for my book club. The platter is made from porcelain and is safe for dishwasher, oven and microwave use. I can't wait to use it when I host my next book club meeting.
I know my platter feels a little lonely and that's why I've decided that I need to get the entire set of platters and plates! I know I'm showing my inner book geek, but aren't they just the cutest things?
Gone Reading has made it super easy to shop either for yourself or another book lover in your life. Their site is organized very well and you can shop by product type, by special collection (which includes headings like book club gifts, Jane Austen gifts, and librarian gifts), or by best-sellers. Shipping is free for orders over $100. You can also join their e-mail list to get the latest and greatest on specials and new products.
And if you need another excuse to make an order from Gone Reading, I have a great one. The folks at Gone Reading donate 100% of their after-tax profits to reading-related charities like READ Global, Ethiopia Reads and BiblioWorks! I'm telling you -- I love this company for so many reasons!!!
I'm pretty sure you're going to want to check out their book-related products offerings, so here's a little incentive -- a 25% discount code off of all your purchases between now and the end of the year. Just type in mamas25 when you checkout.