Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Reading Challenge, Great Year and Full Family!
This photo is about 2 years old but it seemed appropriate, since I'm signing up for Jenner's Take a Chance Challenge (get the details here). This is her 3rd year hosting this year long challenge but the first year I'm jumping. I m always reading at least one book and Jenners made this challenge, simple and fun - I thought it might shake things up for me without making me jump into a genre I might not be into. All are welcome, so if you're a reader like me come on and join up! :)
While we're on the subject of books, I am still on the fence about ereaders in general. I'd welcome your opinions. Way back when I got my first pda I downloaded an ebook and was so excited about the possibility of reading on the screen. The excitement quickly faded when I discovered the ebooks were very limited and I quickly gave up the idea until more books were available.
Now most books can be found as a file and there are even gadgets made specifically for reading them on, bigger than a pda. So that has improved. However, the ebooks are often times more expensive than a paper copy and that just gets me all riled up! It's actually less costly for an electronic file than a printed hardback, yet they are charging us MORE - I just don't get it! Have you found a cheap way to get books? If I can't get the books cheaper, then I don't really guess it will matter what else the perks might be. With Kindle I am stuck buying from Amazon and with Nook I'm stuck with Barnes and Noble - right?
I don't like that you still must use a booklight - I read most often in bed after my husband goes to sleep. It would seem more convenient to me if I, at least had the option of backlighting the screen. I think color would nice so I could see the covers of the books in color, like on shelfari.
The second most popular place for me to grab some reading time is while soaking in the tub - so why the heck can't they make the waterproof?
I am in love with the idea of replacing my 8-10 boxes of books with one tiny device - but concerned about losing all my library. I love the idea of being able to search through them easily, but hate that I can't share them with friends, or pass them on. . . so, your thoughts?
My Facebook year in statuses and photos.
What a great year!
I think the next couple of days are going to be pretty busy - these people will be coming over and filling up our house. Maybe your house will be full too!