Welcome back to Bookmarked. In this weekly series, I bookmark things I covet while sharing alternatives I can actually attain in the meantime. This is the reading light edition.
I'm sure many readers in our PAPER/PLATES community were the types to huddle under the covers at night and read by flashlight. I know I was...sometimes my mom would come in my room and feign indignation that my light was still on (how'd she know?! I was under the covers!), but I think she was secretly proud to be raising a little bibliophile. Anyway, reading is usually pretty magical, but the right ambient lighting can bump the magic to the next level.
I was absolutely stunned when I discovered this gorgeous Lumio Book Lamp. (Thanks, swissmiss!) It's a lamp that looks like a book that you could read by and it would light up your real book...and it's just a whole bunch of meta glory. You can really open and shut it, too! What an inventive way to rethink a normal switch. The price point isn't awful, but it's more likely I'd spend $160 on a book lamp for a really amazing present for someone else than as a splurge for myself.
So in the meantime, here's a super cute clothespin clip light! Though it lacks the artsy factor of the Lumio Book Lamp, it is incredibly practical, clever, and whimsical. You can't beat $8, either. This feels like the perfect me-treat.
Are any of you particular about your reading lights? Would you pick up one of these options?