Today I'm reviewing a product, not a book, but it is a product that many book lovers will, well ... love.
"A Life Well Read" is a kit designed for those of you who buy books and keep them on your shelves (unlike me who relies on the library and book swapping sites to survive!). Here's the official description, since it explains things so well:
A Life Well Read is a mobile and easy to use solution to capture and share readers’ top picks in book content and “must reads”. Book lovers can take their portable note cards and use them as bookmarks as they curl up in their favorite reading spot – wherever that is! A Life Well Read note cards and dividers can be used in multiple ways—a single notecard can chart a journey from a “Book I Want” to tracking the loaned-out book, to a recommendation to a book club for their reading list ....The kit contains enough cards to record 50 books, and also 56 gorgeous book plates to label your books. Plus there are 24 gift labels to personalize bookish gifts.
Rather than using a separate reading journal or writing in the margins of a book, readers can now have a place to record their most important impressions from each book they read. Each note card acts as a personalized record of their best book content. Readers can use each card as a bookmark, then jot down notes and key points while they read. And A Life Well Read makes gifting books a breeze with beautiful gift labels.
The box looks almost like a book itself, and mine blends beautifully in with the books on my shelf. This would be a wonderful tool for book-collectors - imagine no more forgetting who you lent your book to, or who you wanted to recommend a book to! All that info is right at your fingertips, on the shelf with your books.
So, the short of it is this: this kit is a gorgeous and simple way to keep track of your books, and it's something I will definitely be gifting to my book-collector friends.
If you are interested in purchasing this product for yourself or as a gift, the regular price is $29.95. Through October 11 you can get 25% off through this link.
Thank you to A Life Unplugged for sending me this product to review. I'm thrilled with it and hence am very willing to recommend it to my readers.