Why Do You Shop at RGS?

At Reading Glasses Shopper, we deeply value the opinions of our loyal readers and customers. As we ring in the new year, our focus is on creating the best possible online shopping experience for you. That’s why, as we set out to make 2013 our best year yet, we’re asking for your feedback.

Please let us know why you shop at readers.com by answering our easy, one-question survey. To access the survey, simply click the link below.

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The entire RGS team thanks you for your time. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

Fresh for Fall: New Arrivals for Our Favorite Season!

It’s officially October, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We’re absolutely in love with everything that make this time of year so perfect: pumpkin picking, cider sipping, and ghoulish ghosts galore.

To welcome our favorite season in style, we’ve got a bundle of trendy fall readers just for you! Whether you’re searching for a classic, retro, glam, or ladylike pair, these fall readers let your true autumn style shine.

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Curious about our other stunning new arrivals for fall? Check them out here. :)

Happy Fall-idays, friends!

Tips On Starting A Book Club

Although Oprah recently made book clubs trendy, they’ve been around for a long time.They’re a great way to reflect on what you’re reading and synthesize the message and meaning of books. Plus, they allow you to enjoy the company of a good group of people — while perhaps even enjoying some scrumptious hors-d’oeuvres. If you happen to be a lit junkie and want to share that with like-minded people, then perhaps a book club is right up your alley. However, if there isn’t actually a book club on your alley (not metaphorically speaking this time), then here are some tips on how to start a book club:

Book Club


1. Organize the Group
When organizing your group, it’s important to keep in mind how many club members you want. You might want a small book club with a few of your friends, and that is perfectly okay. People tend to talk more and share more in a small-group setting. However, you might prefer a larger group so you can meet new people. Get together those who you know will join, and then advertise for additional members. Advertising can be done online or by leaving flyers with bookstores and coffee shops. The best advertising is word-of-mouth, so get the word out there.

2. Designate a Meeting Place
Will the book club meet at a particular restaurant, or do you prefer alternating among members’ homes? Decide where to go and how often you will meet. Set dates and times. At your first meeting, discuss ground rules for the book club and choose the first book that everyone in the group will read.

3. Continue to Meet and Enjoy
It’s that simple. Continue to invite others to your book club to keep it growing and to add new points of view to the discussion.

No time to attend?
If you don’t have time to start a book club, or attend one, then there are still options for you to share what you read. With the rise of social media, online book clubs are becoming more popular. Check out goodreads.com for an example.

What do we talk about?
So you are all reading the same book and attending book club, but what do you do there? When you had your first meeting and set up ground rules, perhaps you designated someone as the discussion leader. Or, maybe you alternate discussion leaders each time you switch books. Either way, there are some options to help the discussion leader get the ball rolling. Oprah’s Book Club provides reading questions for all the books on the reading list. Publishers’ websites also provide reading discussion questions and additional information on books. Check out HarperCollins, Penguin Putnam, Inc, or Random House.

It’s that simple. There are no excuses not to start a book club now, so put on your reading glasses and enjoy!

What We’re Reading: 50 Shades of Grey

This month’s What We’re Reading guest author is the lovely Tricia Meyer from Helping Moms Connect. She’s a dedicated mother who blogs about everything from contests and discounts to helpful hints and news for other moms. We love her writing because she’s so genuine — she speaks from her heart and tells stories about her life and family that every lady can relate to in some way. Take a look at the thoughtful advice she gives in her recent post on how Mean Girls Become Mean Women.

Her successful blog is one of many that she owns (Chatty Women and Hunger Games Fan are a few others), and we’re so thankful to steal her away from her busy schedule to give us the lowdown on one of the most popular and controversial books out there right now: 50 Shades of Grey by EL James.

Thank you so much for the review, Tricia!

Tricia from Helping Moms Connect

Book review on 50 Shades

If you haven’t yet heard of 50 Shades of Grey, you might be living in a hole! From the Florida library book banning (which was just lifted) to the humorous “readings” by Ellen DeGeneres and Gilbert Gottfried, everyone is talking about this book. What separates 50 Shades of Grey from all of the other fiction and romance books out there? I’ve got a few ideas.

50 Shades vs. Twilight: 50 Shades of Grey initially started as a work of fan fiction based on Twilight. Although it has nothing to do with vampires, readers of both books can spot many of the similarities. Because of that, “mature” Twilight fans are finding 50 Shades to be a nice reminder of their time reading Twilight, but with the more intimate scenes they were hoping to find between Bella and Edward (or maybe Bella and Jacob).

Different from Erotica: You don’t tend to get too far into an actual erotica book before the author starts into the hard core intimate scenes. It can be really uncomfortable for women who are not usually interested in those kinds of books. The scenes don’t ring true to us because we want the build up of romance with it. In 50 Shades, you see the character development first and you start wishing that Ana and Christian will get together. By the time that they do, there has been enough hinting and teasing that reading these scenes is fun.

A Unique Romance: Most women do love romance, but we get tired of the same old romance novels with predictable plots. We want something just edging slightly on the fringe of our comfort zone, but not too far past it. 50 Shades delivers on that with the BDSM. We still hope for the happily ever after with 50 Shades — we’re just not certain exactly what that will look like.

Something to Talk About: More than anything else, 50 Shades has people talking. When people start talking about a book, more people want to read it. Whether you loved it or hated it, you can still talk to your girlfriends about the scenes and share more than you usually would about your own intimate life. The trilogy has started conversations, and those conversations flow a little more freely when you have the book to use as reference and example.

50 Shades of Grey is definitely not a great work of fiction that people will be praising critically for years to come. But does a book have to be in order to give the reader something new and interesting to think about?

The Governor of Indiana Visits RGS!

BIG things are happening in the RGS office today, and the glasses girls could not be more excited about it! Our new (amazing/awesome/gorgeous!) headquarters for our parent company, One Click Ventures, attracted media attention at a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.

As head of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., Gov. Mitch Daniels stopped by to speak and honor the promising growth of our company. We are so proud of our team’s accomplishments, and could not be happier for co-founders Randy and Angie Stocklin!

One Click ribbon cutting ceremony

Governor Mitch Daniels visits OCV

Thank you so much for the continuous support and dedication to this small-but-mighty company. You all make working with reading glasses so much fun :)