I’m beyond excited about this month’s Fun Finds! Not only is it the first one of 2014, but this month I’m partnering with GoneReading, a website of all things book awesome. But there’s so much more to it! Check this out from their website:
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.
And guess what?! The lovely folks over at GoneReading have hooked y’all up! If you use the special Books and Beverages code bandb20 through the end of March, you’ll get 20% off! You can’t lose! So definitely head over to GoneReading and buy something :). They’re also on Facebook and Twitter.
1. Reading Journal for Book Lovers. If I was left to my own devices inside a Barnes and Noble, I’d probably leave with 87 journals. Kinda like purses, they’re so hard to resist. So not only is this a cute journal to record thoughts and such, but it includes popular books lists (you know, in case I ever join a Classics club) and fun stuff like book discussions. $12.99
P.S. They also have a Book Worm Journal for Kids. I mean stop.
2. William Shakespeare Action Figure. Will’s done a lot for the world of literature. If you haven’t heard, he wrote a story or two. We can even thank him for some pretty important words, like majestic, zany and rant, to name a few. So why not have him hanging out at your desk? $12.99
3. Book Holder – Wooden Reading Rest. I can think of so many reasons to own this. Whether watching a show on an iPad or Kindle, having a recipe while I cook, or keeping a paperback book in its place, I feel like I need to make this purchase. $39.95
4. Flower Book End Set. How cute are these for the kid or teen in your life? Start her love of reading early with the perfect accessories! My nieces have no idea how many book-related gifts they’ll get in their lifetime. And I can’t wait! $36.99
5. Glass Candle – Inspired by Jane Austen. I want this whole collection!! The description just makes me smile. “From The Library Collection of elegantly scented candles and diffusers, this candle features a unique blend of scents inspired by the famed romance novelist, Jane Austen.” You know it’s probably awesome. Maybe if I light it, a Mr. Darcy or Edmund Bertram will show up at my door. It’s worth a shot. $25.00
Have you checked out GoneReading? What fun finds did you come across? Don’t forget to use the code bandb20 to save 20% (on non sale items)!