I’ve been meaning to post this little fly-by for my book-loving pals (if that’s not you. look away now, there’s nothing to see here.) I’m only going to ramble on for 5 mins about my mini-obsession with book-shaped reading lamps…
The love affair started with this one that Jimmy and I ordered online for Father’s Day. We customised it to look like his favourite book and it’s about the size of a smallish hardback. I like it so much I’m tempted to get one for my side of the bed… if only I could decide on a title.
The light is a warm white and you can open it just a crack to get a little bit of light, or wider to get a brighter, concertina type effect.
G’s only complaint is that the charging socket is in an annoying place, along the bottom edge. If they’d put it at the back of the book we could treat it like an in-situ bedside lamp and leave it plugged in the whole time with the book propped up. As it is we have to lie the book down while it’s charging. (No idea how long it goes between charges as it’s still quite new.)
The kids don’t know it yet but they’re each getting a mini spell book version for Xmas. The mini ones are sized for little kids’ hands and they glow in different colours, which you change by opening and closing the book. My photo doesn’t show it clearly but the one on the left is actually navy blue – the other is purple.
They’re pretty cute and I’m sure the kids’ll like them, though I don’t think the print quality on these covers is as high quality as the Penguin-lookalike. The purple one definitely looks better than the blue one (sorry boybot!) but god knows how long it’ll survive once it gets Hubbled.
Not that I’m obsessed or anything, I made a couple of tiny vids to show them opening and closing (you’ll have to forgive my grainy old phone cam).
Here’s a link to the Penguin-looking one and here’s the mini spell book. The prices seem to change by the week (I have a feeling they’re being imported from the US and the UK company hasn’t yet worked out how much to charge.)