Thursday, January 19, 2012

E-Reader or Book?

I love technology!  Now, that has been said....I love books!
I have collected these books to read for the next few months.  My Father-in-law always gives me a gift card to a bookstore for Christmas and it is one of my favorite gifts to go and redeem.  There is nothing more pleasing than to curl up in a chair and read a great book.  Of course, my taste in books is not always on the best sellers list, nor would any literature/English teacher find what I read too profound....but, within the confines of my brain I now choose my own list of favorites and find them outstanding!  With this in mind, it is always fun to share good finds with, here is the library list of choice for the next few months....with my reading reasoning....

1.  "You Don't Sweat Much" by Celia Rivenbark -  she is one of my very favorite writers.  Lives in North Carolina and has a newspaper column.  Her writing is one of the very few reads that has made me cry with laughter.  Her sarcasm and dry wit are outstanding.  She writes what we wish we all could say.  Highly recommend any of her books to put a cackling laugh out loud, knee slapping grin on your face.

2.  "How To Sell Your Crafts Online" by Derrick Sutton - I have not read it...just perused.  But the style of the sales are all directed to succeeding on Etsy.  It seems to have an "Etsy for Dummies" flavor to it.  Can't wait to read and apply.

3.  "The Mom's Guide To Running A Business" by Michelle Lee Ribeiro - I'm about half way through it.  This book just provides good sound inspiration.  Most all featured entrepreneurs are moms and somehow juggle children, family and their business.  Nice to read their ideas on how to do it.  Plus, the children have inserted their opinion as well.  Interesting.

4.  "Linen Wool Cotton" by Akiko Mano - This is 25 simple projects to sew with natural fabrics.  Have not tried anything, but one of my goals this year is to sew a wee bit....we'll see how that goes.

5.  "I Am Cute Dresses" by Sato Watanabe - yes, another sewing type book, but these style dresses I never see in a store, so I for some reason, think I can make it myself.  Once again,  we'll see.

6.  "Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On!" by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson -  A friend suggested this book to me.  I think it is a humorous view point of southern living and style.  It appears that it might be a life guide of some type.  I feel massive amounts of humor will be involved.  Can't wait.

7.  "Design It Yourself Clothes" by Cal Patch -  reference #4 and #5 above, yet I've gone on to believe once I've mastered the art of making their dresses...I will pattern my own.  I feel this could be a stretch from every possible angle on my part.  Here's to hoping!

8.  "Where Women Create Book of Inspiration" by Jo Packham  & Jenny Doh - another great book to see how creative people live and their work spaces.  I have only just begun, but every page is visually delightful.  This will be a slow read...on purpose.

9.  "Signature Styles"by Jenny Doh - a book about 20 creative stitching people.  Beautiful!  Kindred spirits is all I can say.


Now my opinion of books vs. e-readers:  I truly love both...

Pro Books:  texture, smell, color, size, mobility, success is seen and more tangible for the writer
Con Books:  none

Pro Reader:  convenience, size, access to unlimited books, super cool piece of technology
Con Reader:  battery dies, you are subject to finding power at the most inopportune time, nothing worse than climbing in the bowels of some gym to curl up on the floor to finish the last two chapters of a book while sitting in four day old popcorn and candy wrappers at a power source

**This whole page of words are mine.  No opinions are sponsored by anybody.  It's all good.  Just sharing.

Advice:  enjoy reading!


Whimsey Creations said...

Ah another reader - yea!!! I love to read and have a Kindle. There are some books though that you just want in person! LOL The only con to books that I see is having someplace to put them. But I miss the smell and heft of holding one sometimes. I think after 3 years of the Kindle I've decided that it's great to have a book on there for waiting in doctor's offices, etc. but I want to start buying the real thing again most of the time. My real con with books whether printed or on a reader is that when I have one, that's all I do - read, read, read until it's finished. I'm not a savor one chapter at a time kind of person LOL So nothing gets created, house doesn't get cleaned...yada, yada, yada. Thanks for the suggestions and I'm going to check some of them out.

Kit said...

I love to read and so far only use real books. I looked into readers but found of the free books, I wasn't interested and the ones I wanted were pricey. So for now I will use my used book store and my library. They have treated me to the best stories for years. Kit