Friday, October 25, 2013

'Tis the Season for Gone Reading

It's time to think outside of the book.  While the frenzied nature of the holiday season ahead may curtail reading time, we can incorporate our love for books and reading in a different manner.

I'm a huge fan of GoneReading, a wonderful website that features gifts for readers.  On a philanthropic mission, GoneReading donates 100% of their after-tax profits to reading-related charities, and they recently funded a children’s library in Ethiopia, the Gebeta Community Children’s Library.

Thinking about starting my holiday shopping, I browsed through the newly expanded GoneReading site, and found some very cool items for readers. They have book shaped plates and platters that would be perfect for snacks served at book club meetings--or book blogger conventions--or simply as gifts for a favorite reader or two.


GoneReading's floating book shelf caught my eye.  Stacked books  appear to float in space, striking and surreal.


GoneReading also has a best-selling board game for readers called, “It was a Dark & Stormy Night".  To play this game of "first lines", participants listen to the opening line or two of a book, then try to identify its title or author.  (Do you know the origin of "It was a dark and stormy night"?  I had to visit Wikipedia to refresh my memory.)  This game would be a lot of fun to play at gatherings with other book lovers.  GoneReading also has a terrific trivia game for the legion of "P. & P." fans.


When you shop at GoneReading, you can save 20% by using the discount code SUKOS20 at the check-out (good until the end of the year).  All purchases from GoneReading contribute to their philanthropic work, which helps to increase literacy around the world!

Thanks for reading! Comments welcomed.

14 comments:

  1. I love that website and agree it's a great place to shop for gifts!

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  2. I never heard of this website before. Thank you for showing it to me. I will check it out.

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  3. The board game sounds fun for sure. This is a great site. thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thanks for this reference. I will check GoneReading out!

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  5. Gone Reading is awesome. I can't remember if I mentioned it, but last time you blogged about them, I actually bought a book holder that holds my book open while I'm reading. (I used the Suko code at checkout so thanks!) Those book plates look too cute!

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    1. Naida, thank you for letting me know about your order! GoneReading has some great gifts for readers!

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  6. I was not aware of Gone Reading before but it looks terrific.

    The fact that the proceeds go to a good cause is really nice too.

    Have you checked out the literary action figures? They need more of them but they look awesome!

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    1. Brian, you're right. I could see adding other literary action figures, perhaps Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf to start. Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Suko & Brian, GoneReading will have more action figures soon! Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare and more. We're hoping to have them in time for the holidays!

    Brad from GoneReading

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    1. That's great news, Brad! Wishing GoneReading much continued success!

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  8. Thanks for the link to this site. They have some great stuff plus you have the benefit of helping in their admirable work.

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  9. Those plates totally enchant me! Not to mention the floating shelves, the book journals, the lights...they are a great site.

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  10. You know the P&P trivia caught my eye! I'll have to check out the site when I start my holiday shopping. :)

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  11. A wonderful website ! I like a lot the floating bookshelf and the game "It was a dark and stormy nignt" !

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