A while back I was asked to review a product called “The Book Buddy” by Mandy Blake from Reading Comfort, a company that specializes in reading accessories. Having never reviewed a product before, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting myself into. Mandy was so sweet, though, and assured me that she just wanted a little feedback on their product. She sent The Book Buddy to me immediately (seriously, I think I got it the next day- maybe it was 2 days), and when I opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised!
The first thing I noticed was how well it matched my living room! This, of course, was completely coincidental, a happy accident of the universe. But it is quite gorgeous and well made. What is it, you ask? Basically, The Book Buddy is a reading pillow.. not for your head, but for your book. The one I have is called Ruby. Covered in a rich, luxurious fabric, it has adjustable ribbons to hold your book in place. This allows for a hands-free reading experience- which is quite convenient if you’re doing other things while you read, like snacking or drinking hot chocolate. You do, of course, still have to turn pages every few minutes. I never claimed The Book Buddy was magical!
The Book Buddy comes in several elegant designs. It also is packaged with an acrylic desktop that somewhat resembles a cutting board. I don’t think they want you to chop onions on it though. Instead, it’s meant for writing, or for holding your laptop, absorbing the heat and stabilizing it on your lap. The adjustable ribbons hold the desktop in place. The pillow elevates the laptop to a better height for typing and web surfing.
It’s a simple thing, but aren’t most great ideas really simple? The Book Buddy is a nice product and I’d recommend it to those who like to read or work on their laptop in a comfy chair or on the couch. It would be a thoughtful addition to a guest room, and it would make a great gift for someone who uses their laptop a lot (college students might really like this). You can check out the other products Reading Comfort offers HERE.