Welcome back to the site that's bringing Black Friday to you in bookish style...Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Here's hoping everyone had a FABULOUS Thanksgiving and that Black Friday is treating you right. My own celebration went arye but that's a story for another time. Due to work obligations, I had to do my shopping online this deal crazy day. Got a good deal on a few movie, music, and tv choices so I'm happy there, but I miss being out in the hoopla and seeing as I refused to go out on the actual holiday, didn't have the opportunity. *le sigh* No biggie though because there is plenty of fun and savings to be had online as we all know. Now for something you may not all know...
This site started out a few years back, a celebration for which I was in virtual attendance and thanks to the uber fab and generous CEO Brad (~waves~), I've the opportunity to shine the spotlight on this WONDERFUL site once again.
First off...why would you want to shop here when there are SO many other choices out there?
Good question....now for the good answer...
...because they have bookish gifts for all your reader friends INCLUDING you, my fellow bookworms and bookworm-ettes. Don't believe me? Let the products speak for themselves....
|Book rest book light!|
|One of MANY awesome shirts!|
|Enjoy reading ANYWHERE!|
|"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" GAME!|
|A great place to log YOUR books read!|
...need I say, or rather picture, more?
Didn't think so...but I shall because there's more.
Aside from the GREAT GIFTS for self and others, EVERY PURCHASE benefits reading related charities! Here, they say it better themselves....
Dear Fellow Readers & Book Lovers:
If you’re like me, you just can’t imagine living in a world without reading. Unfortunately, for almost a billion people today, that’s exactly where they find themselves. There are countless villages, towns and vast regions of this planet where the power of reading has yet to shine its light.
Gone Reading International, LLC was founded to counter these problems and spread the magic of reading. We believe that when people have open access to great reading materials, life always changes for the better. When libraries and reading materials are made available, people and their communities thrive through increased opportunity and self-empowerment.
That’s why Gone Reading International has pledged 100% of our after-tax profits to provide new funding for reading-related charities. By purchasing GoneReading brand gifts and merchandise, you’re treating yourself and the world at large to a wonderful gift. All purchases from GoneReading help contribute to our philanthropic work.
We donate to great non-profits such as READ Global, Ethiopia Reads and BiblioWorks, amazing organizations with proven models, long track records, and dedicated teams on the ground. Such groups partner with local villages and communities in the most underdeveloped parts of the world to create new libraries that effect real change.
Make A Purchase & Share Our Story
Founded in 2011, our long-term goal is to provide significant financial assistance to our preferred charities, allowing them to achieve greater scale and impact. We invite you to join us in this work by making a purchase of our gifts for readers.
Equally important, we ask you to share our story with the book lovers and readers in your life...
Bradley S. Wirz
Founder & CEO
Gone Reading International, LLC
A gift you can feel good about in ALL ways.
Speaking of gifts...when Mr. Wirz contacted me this time around, he gave me the chance to review an item of my choosing so that I could see how it works and share it with all of YOU.
After much pondering, it was decided...and upon its arrival there was much SQUEEing to be heard.
Wanna know what it was?
Your eyes are not deceiving you.
It's a Book Shaped Serving Platter!
Small in size but awesomely cool, durable, classy and convenient for bookish gatherings of several...
...or simply one...
...and with the matching plates, you can turn EVERY meal into a bookish celebration.
Guess what's on my wish list? ^_^
With that, I'm drawing this post to a close...besides, the leftover turkey is calling you and hopefully I've just helped you cross another gift off your holiday to-buy list.
Special thanks to Mr. Wirz and his crew for both the opportunity to spotlight his amazing venture once again AND for helping to spread the joys of reading in a unique and book-tastic way. For more on this awesome item as well as their growing collection of wonders, be sure to stop by the site,like them on Facebook, or follow along on Twitter!
Happy holidays....and happy reading!