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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hide-a-Cover review!

Today I am reviewing an amazing product for you!

I don’t know about you, but I’m working in an hospital on the 4 to midnight shift (which is pretty much emergency only) and it can be either crazy-as-hell or dead-boring, which is why I always have a book with me. Problem is, my boss decided to put a new rule, we aren’t aloud to read non-work-related stuff, no cross-word, no nothing. She pretty much expect us to watch our not-so-pretty, not-so-white 4 walls. My solution to this problem? Hide-a-Cover!

This new rules was introduced to keep a better image (or so she says) of the lab. So who would think I am reading a steamy romance novel when it has this cover?

Ok I haven’t tried it on the field just yet because I received it yesterday, but I’m very confident it will serve it’s purpose!

As you can see, it fit perfectly my mass market paperback novel

How does it work?

Well it pretty much looks like this without a book inside:

The “cover” is in a plastic, I’ll call it envelop for lack of a better word.

Which means you could prolly change the cover later if you are tired of that one.

The instructions are written inside the flap and it’s pretty simple!

Now I really love the whole concept, unfortunately it doesn’t work for the thicker MM books.

In the picture below, it’s a 1¼ inches thick MM book and it’s a bit too thick for the cover (I actually damaged my book to make it fit =( ).


Overall I really really like the concept and the product, but it has it’s limitations like everything else.

There are 2 formats currently available, Mass Market Paperback (4,95$ each) and regular Trade  Paperback (5,95$ each), and a handful of models available. Here’s a simple of what you may find:

So why stop yourself from reading your romance novel in the bus because of your peers judgment when there is such an easy solution available?

Make sure you visit Hide-a-Cover to preview all models available!

Please note that I didn’t received any monetary compensation for this review, but I did receive a Hide-a-Cover to test it =)

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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13 People left their mark' :

  1. Those are GREAT! I need one for my trashier reading in public ;)

  2. OMG I love these and want one just like yours.

  3. This sounds pretty cool, especially if you don't want people to see the "trashy" books you might be reading. but I'm confused - what's the difference between mass paperback and regular ppb size? I thought mass ppb was the regular size. Or is regular really the trade ppb size (those bigger paperbacks)?

  4. Haha that's a neat product.

    I think it will totally work for people that work in a reception area or are contact with the public but have quiet moments.

    I personally couldnt use one unless I was reading a book that had a compromising book cover (which are few and far between) so this product probably wouldn't be of benefit to me but I think I might just buy one anyways =)

    Naomi aka Supernatural Bookworm

  5. What a fabulous idea! I have definitely been on the train/bus and had people judging my book. I think I might buy the one that says "If you're reading this you're too close.: :)

  6. first WTF? How can your boss tell you what you can and can't read at work? (assuming you aren't reading when you should be doing other things ). Love the covers though .

  7. I AM GETTING ONE OF THESE! I am a health care worker too and if I didn't have something to read those 4 very boring walls would put me to sleep. I hope your boss doesn't follow your blog. ;)

  8. Mardel - by Regular paperback I meant trade paperback, I just didn't remember the name when I wrote the post lol

  9. Sharon - My boss is a control freak. We can no longer use internet either, nor go outside on our breaks on the week-end (we are on call with a page because we are alone). I'm waiting for the day we can no longer breath. We have a joke that one day well have those security brace at the ankle just like the prisonners.

  10. ABSOLUTELY brilliant!!=)

    I've been sewing my own book covers to cover up my reads but this is awesome in a professional environment.

  11. Haha, that's pretty awesome. I'd love to know if it works at work! :)