(Preach! will be an occasional Sunday feature with personal endorsements of products, stores and services. I plan to do one Chicago recommendation and one anywhere-in-the-world recommendation.)
Pinzon Flannel Sheets
Persuaded by their near-flawless rating, I ordered these sheets from Amazon at the beginning of winter. They’re perfect. Our bedroom is the coldest room in the apartment – last year we used a space heater and we haven’t needed it once since buying these sheets, even with the thermostat set to 50 degrees at night. They’re super soft and smooth, and they wash beautifully – nothing like the rough, pilled flannel sheets I remember having as a kid.
I was surprised to learn from the packaging that the sheets are actually manufactured by Amazon – turns out that Pinzon is one of their private labels.
“Thank you for choosing product by Amazon.com“
Challengers Unlimited Comics Rental
Challengers is a comics shop at Western Ave. & Milwaukee, just south of the Blue Line stop. Jarrod signed up for their rental service recently, which offers a large selection of graphic novels for $10/month. It’s a great way to explore different series and the collection is much more current than what’s on the shelf at your public library.
The shop owners are friendly and approachable – I think a rental membership would be a great gift for the comics newbie in your life. Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day!” like Saga Volume One.