31st Mar 2011
Payday Bumper Book Candy Edition
The end of the month is almost here, and chances are your wages are winging their way to your bank account. So if you’ve got some extra pennies itching to be spent, then have a nosey through this lovely little lot:
The Personal Library Kit we featured last week was a hit with all and sundry, and a snip at only £10.76. And if that’s inspired you to be more organised when it comes to your home book collection and reading recommendations, I recommend Smart Women Read Between the Lines.
Published by Chronicle Books, it’s an illustrated journal to track your literary adventures, with sections for reviews, ratings, favourite quotes and authors and all sorts of other geeky delights. And it’s only £9.90, from Amazon.
At the opposite end of the price spectrum, I can’t help coveting the above statement (and somewhat surreal) book storage system, the Book Porcupine. Available via Bouf by Holly Palmer Contemporary Furniture, each one is a handmade limited edition, complete with seventeen sections for shelving your books. But be warned: it’ll set you back £1,750.
Yesterday we featured a laptop case disguised as an antique hardback, but if you’ve got other gadgets and gizmos to be stealthily stashed on your bookshelves, try the iPad and iPhone versions, available from Firebox.
Last but not least, following our recent feature on the Black Lace books, and our interviews with romance and erotica imprint Embrace Books and erotic fiction author Kristina Lloyd, maybe you fancy taking on the starring role in a smutty book.
If fantasy just isn’t enough, then the You Star Novels will adapt a saucy story to include your name and psychical characteristics, your ideal or real-life partner and other quirks, right down to your preferred type of underwear.
Whether you fancy a fictional jaunt into a vampire underworld or a ‘rousing romp through the Riviera,’ a selection of kinks have been catered for, and a tailored bespoke book detailing it all can be yours for £26.99.
Have you found any items that a bibliophile wouldn’t want to be without? Tell us in the comments if so, and we might include them in next month’s round-up!