Sometimes things arrive at exactly the right time. This is one of those occasions. My old Kindle case wasn't really working any more, it was fabric and the edges were getting frayed and I received an email from Marston Bindery asking if I'd like to try out one of their Kindle covers. The added bonus was these covers were those in the style of classic books and the type of cover I've been after for ages - YAY!
Marston Bindery offer a range of classic and personalised Kindle covers. In the classic collection there were several choices but I opted for the Shakespeare's Sonnets Cover because as we all know I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan and I haven't actually read Wind in the Willows which were the other choices. Shakespeare on the other hand I love.
My favourite of Shakespeare's Sonnets is 73:
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou seest the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire
Consumed with that which it was nourish'd by.
This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.
This isn't particularly relevant but the arrival of my new Kindle cover from Marston Bindery reminded me of the sonnets and I thought I'd dig out my favourite once more. Back to the cover.
It arrived in its own little box, with care and consideration taken with the packaging (take note Amazon):
Once opened my Kindle slotted perfectly into the plastic aperture. This cover is specifically for a Kindle 4 the most basic model on the market which is what I ended up with after my wonderful Kindle Keyboard died:
I just love it, instead of my obviously a Kindle in a case lying round I now have a gorgeous classic-style book and in my dreams I'd have a whole library the same...on a related note I was chatting to Maria about how colour-coded bookshelves would totally be the best style to go with - I need to do this. My 500+ books probably don't agree.
This Kindle case arrived quickly and is brilliant quality. It protects my Kindle from the elements and there's space to fit my little torch in so I can read in the dark (under the covers like I'm still eight years old obviously). This particular cover retails at £24.99 which seems perfectly fair for the quality provided. You pay a little extra for the personalised covers but you get the option to have your own text on the spine.
Now when I'm reading something totally trashy* I can pretend I'm engrossed in Shakespeare - winner!
How do you dress your Kindle?
*I don't do trash
*I'm sure it's clear but if not - I received this Kindle Cover Case from Marston Bindery in exchange for a candid review as above*