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

{images: teaching literacy, designaddictmom}

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hawaii and a Special Birthday

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…

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

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!!!

surfer girl.

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
{images: abduzeedo, my own}