Thursday, April 30, 2009

Product Review: The Book Buddy II...(my new best friend!)

I was thrilled to receive a Book Buddy II for review from the wonderful Amanda Crawford Designs. This light and elegant pillow has ribbons attached that end in adjustable gold knobs. You slide your book covers into the vertical ribbons and hold the pages open (and mark your place) with the diagonal corner ribbons. All the ribbons can be tightened or loosened depending on the size of your book, easily holding all books from small paperbacks to large hardbacks.

There are several fantastic things about this product. It is so light that it is a joy to use. I don't know how it happens, but somehow it makes the book seem lighter than it is. The fabric is luxurious, it is so pretty to look at! (My Book Buddy is Papillon Gold, but it comes in designs to suit every can see them here.) It comes with a detachable clear desktop which makes writing notes a breeze (I KNOW I'll be using this for Christmas cards) and it makes setting your laptop on your lap much more comfortable!

The best part is that my hands don't fall asleep anymore. I used to have to switch hands and positions often, especially when reading in bed. Now my hands are free (okay, so I have to sit on them to keep from snacking....that's not my Book Buddy's fault!).

I wish I could take it with me on my travels! Unfortunately, I am a carry-on only girl and my Book Buddy is just a bit too big to take with me in my one small suitcase. It would be great if they made a travel version, maybe replacing the stuffing with an inflatable air pillow.

If you are a serious reader, I highly recommend The Book Buddy II. It makes reading (or writing, or working on your laptop) comfortable and effortless! The Book Buddy II is available for $29.95 from the website and at many bookstores. It has The Tome Traveller Seal of Approval!


bermudaonion said...

I love my Book Buddy, too!

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I need one of these. It's gotten glowing reviews from everyone! I'm definitely buying one when I get my laptop next month.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

What a smart & practical idea! I want one now, too.

L. Diane Wolfe

Stephanie said...

This looks perfect for laptop use! Hmmm, mabye I'll add this to my birthday list!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm excited to see that a store near me carries these. This would be a nice Mother's Day present -- along with a book, of course!

Ladytink_534 said...

I hope I'm able to get one of these soon! They'd really come in handy :)

Zibilee said...

These are perfect! Maybe I will get one for Mother's Day. I really like the fabric design on yours, it's beautiful!

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Bibliophile, Anglophile, Traveller... I have been an avid reader all of my life, since I took the Dr. Seuss Dictionary away from my Mom when I was less than a year old because I wanted to read it myself. In college, where I earned my degree in English Literature, I was often asked "What are you going to do with it?" Now I finally have the answer to that question!!! Being employed as a Flight Attendant for twenty years has given me a lot of life experience and, better still, a lot of time to read. I love to travel for fun, too.