Bookish Ramblings: Cashmere Writing Gloves – Literary Book Gifts

Hello, my bookish peeps. It has been said that it is better to give than to receive. Almost everyone loves receiving gifts, whether it’s for a holiday such as Mother’s Day, an occasion like a graduation or a birthday, or just because. I’m sure many of you know book loving crafters, writers, artists, etc. that may suffer from cold hands no matter the temperature indoors or out. If you’re looking for a gift idea for a holiday, occasion, or just because, then Literary Book Gifts may have just the thing for you with their all new cashmere writing gloves, pictured below. These gloves are available in 13 beautiful colors including the lovely pictured heather purple. (What can I say, I have a thing for purple!) These gloves are made of a breathable knit of about 35% cashmere wool and include cotton, polyester, and microfiber blended in for durability. (This is a paid promotional post. I received free product in exchange for this post.)

These writing gloves are being modeled by my lovely niece, Ms. A (I had a difficult time finding the perfect hijab [head scarf] to use for the background, but I think the one I chose worked out well). Her twin sister, Ms. J., was just a bit jealous once she felt how unbelievably soft the gloves were. I’ve worn these beauties while typing up blog posts (including this one), reading, and doing some cross-stitch. They are incredibly soft, warm, giving, and didn’t interfere with any of my activities especially the needlework. 

Now, I’m not saying you should only gift these lovely cashmere writing gloves for you gift-giving occasion, but they do make a perfect year-round cashmere gift idea. If you need additional bookish gift-giving ideas, I’m sure you’ll be able to find the perfect something at Literary Book Gifts for the reader in your life.

Bookish Ramblings: Bilingual Books – Language Lizard LLC.

Hello, my bookish peeps. It’s the end of the year and holiday season for many people. For those of you that celebrated Hanukkah, a belated Chag Sameach! For those of you preparing for Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas. And for those of you awaiting Kwanzaa, I wish you a Happy Kwanzaa or Ngubo Saba.

For book lovers, especially bilingual and multilingual households, holidays can be filled with wonder over finding the perfect gift or fraught with terror over not being able to find that perfect something. This is especially true when trying to find books to share with loved ones that celebrate diversity and multilingual or bilingual households. Fortunately, there is a company that provides award-winning bilingual children’s products, Language Lizard, LLC., Inspiring Kids Through Language! (This is a paid promotional post. I received free books in exchange for this post, see picture below.)

FLOPPY by Guido Van Genechten in Yoruba & English;
THE GIANT TURNIP adapted by Henriette Barkow in Gujarati & English;
JILL AND THE BEANSTALK by Manju Gregory and David Anstey in Albanian & English

If you’re looking for bilingual books to share with a loved one or are an educator looking to supplement your classroom, Language Lizard has you covered. Language Lizard provides books in over 50 languages including Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hebrew, Italian, Kurdish, Somali, Thai, Vietnamese, and more. I’m pleased to announce that in conjunction with Language Lizard, all The Book Diva’s Reads blog visitors can receive a 10% discount on the purchase of gift certificates at Language Lizard by using the following coupon code: GIFTDEAL. Use this coupon to purchase a book or learning materials for a birthday, holiday, or any gift-giving occasion. 

In addition to bilingual books, Language Lizard offers the PENpal Audio Recorder Pen. This digital audio “pen” promotes reading, speaking, and listening for a diverse student population.

  • Listens to content in many languages by touching the pen to interactive books, charts, labels, and other learning resources
  • Allows recording of individual narratives, music, or sound effects with Recordable labels

Language Lizard also provides lesson plans and articles to support multicultural/multilingual classrooms. with a free newsletter and lesson plans available at Language Lizard.

I hope you’ll check out Language Lizard and use the discount code GIFTDEAL to save 10% on your gift certificate purchase whether it is for the holidays, a birthday, or as a just because gift! 

Happy Shopping, Happy Reading, and Happy Holidays!