I love books. Love ’em. Over the course of my life I’ve read literally thousands of different books, and many of them more than once. I have my mother to thank for instilling in me a love of reading. In fact, the only reason that my writing is the least bit palatable is because of all the wordsing I do. You know I’m good because I can make up new words, like “wordsing,” and you second guessed yourself into thinking it might actually be a real word (it wasn’t, but it is now!).
But the question is: What do you get for someone who loves reading and books, but owns all the books they want (or has time for)? Well I’ll tell you: You get them a decoration that looks like a book. BOOM! I just blew your mind.
The Excelvan decorative book light is exactly that. It has a sturdy wooden cover with a decorative curved binding. It feels solid and earthy in your hands. You like it. And then you open it and are gently BLINDED BY THE LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE! I’m just kidding. It’s not blinding. It’s a gentle white light. I do liken it to the light of knowledge, which can be found in any book, from The Diggingest Dog to War and Peace.
Once opened, the book-light warms any room with its gentle glow. It fits anyplace you could put an open book. The magnets in the cover keep it closed and ensure the lights are off. They can also be used to open the book a full 180 degrees and keep it open, creating a 360 degree ring of light.
It’s powered by an internal battery that lasts for about 8 hours, and is charged by an included USB power cord. The port is small and out-of-the-way so it doesn’t interfere with the asthetics. While it is plugged in, there is a red light to indicate it is charging which turns blue once fully charged. When unplugged there is no charge indicator.
I’m seriously considering buying a second one of these, because I know I’m going to miss this when I give it to my favorite book-lover. I’m sure my mom will love it!
As always, live the dream!
Amazon Product Link: Excelvan USB Book Light