Wednesday, March 21, 2012

“Real” Books vs. the Kindle


I was talking to two of my co workers yesterday about purchasing the Hunger Games series(I’ve got the fever). I was telling one of them that I was going to see if Barnes and Noble has them. I asked one coworker where she purchased hers and she said she just ordered it on her Kindle and I said, “O.K”. The other promptly chimed in and said “ I read all of mine (Hunger Game Series) on my Kindle. Then she proceeded to say, “Why would you want to hold over a thousand page book in your hands?” I happen to love the balancing act that comes with reading a book that is thicker and bigger than my hands; it gives me a geek high that I embraceSmile. On the other hand, I understand the convenience that a Kindle provides. Maybe Kindle owners also have great postures since they don’t have to tote heavy books around on their shoulders. However.



I. Still. Prefer. Buying. “Real Books”.  I love how they add dimension and movement to a space, the warmth they exude and their smell. A Kindle doesn’t awaken my senses like a book does. How about you? What do you think about a kindle vs. the actual book? Happy Wednesday everyone! XX

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hawaii and a Special Birthday

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I wish I could say that I haven’t blogged because I was vacationing in Hawaii! But no, I returned to my 18 kiddos/students who were beyond thrilled to see me return to work after my 4 month maternity leave. Though thrilled myself, it has been an extremely difficult transition leaving Baby Ian in someone else’s care while I am at work. Thank goodness, it is only for 3 months…

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Anyway, has any of you experienced the magic of Hawaii? Being a military family, Hawaii has always been on my list of dream places that I would love for us to be stationed. Maybe we’ll get lucky before the hubby retires.  This little guy

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celebrating his 3rd birthday today would be right at home.  He loves the water! Happy birthday Zion! I can’t believe it’s been 3 years already! We love you soooooooooooooo much!!!

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surfer girl.

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I envy anyone who gets to enjoy the beauty of Hawaii everyday! So, i know i have quite a bit of catching up to do. I am slowly catching up with everyone;-) Have a lovely Sunday my friends. XX
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