Monday, 8 March 2021

Best non-book gifts for readers

 The first thought that came into my mind when I read this topic from Long and Short Reviews was a Kindle - however, I'm not sure whether that fits the spirit of it. An ebook reader isn't technically a book, I suppose, so that would be first on my list. I wouldn't be without my Kindle.

The second possibility is a reading light. My husband has one that clips to the headboard so he can read in bed without keeping me awake. Considering he often reads when he can't sleep, it's a real marriage-saver.

Thirdly - well, it's always nice to have drinks to hand while you read, so I have two options. For my non-drinking friends, a large mug for tea or coffee (or indeed hot chocolate, if you're like me and don't like either). And if you feel like something stronger, a bottle of Torrontes wine (trust me on this, it's stunning) or one of the cocktail packs our local restaurants are doing at the moment. 

There's nothing quite like reading your favourite book with a glass of wine or a Mojito to hand.

So what are your best non-book ideas for readers?

18 comments:

  1. great ideas.... and I don't see why a Kindle wouldn't fit into the spirit of the thing :-) My post is here if you want to stop by.

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    1. I'm never off mine, so it would certainly be a great gift.

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  2. Tea was on my list, too!

    And reading lights are another great idea.

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    1. Definitely a reading light. My husband wouldn't be without his.

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  3. I like it! if I didn't have a kindle, it would be a great present for me. And the tea! Everyone needs tea.

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  4. Definitely tea... or diet Dr. Pepper when the mood strikes. ;)

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  5. A Kindle sort of feels bookish, but so what? And I love having a clip on book light... best thing EVER.

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  6. Nothing beats a book and a glass of wine. Nothing.

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  7. Tea seems to be a winner, but I like hot chocolate, it really mellows you out.

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  8. Beautiful Wife and I consider our Kindles books, so I think I'd have to discount that one. (This seems unfortunate, as I really appreciate having a magical book made of other, smaller books.) Tea and/or wine, on the other hand... definitely!

    My list is here.

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    1. Definitely wine. It's the perfect accompaniment.

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  9. Tea is definitely on my list!

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