Long time since I have checked in. I am not really doing that much interesting things to blog about. I have, however, been doing things......Mikel purchased me an E-reader for my birthday. I did a little research on them, and decided not to spend a lot of money until I was sure it was something that I would use as long as I can read. I looked at the Nook and the Color Nook, and they are about 100 dollars difference in price and waaaaaay difference in function. I guess with the Color Nook, you get the backlighting, and it can act like an Android with internet connections, etc.
I am so illiterate with all the new electronic gadgets, it quite frankly, scared me. It has a touch screen and a very large book that you must "purchase" separately with tutorials-----I just want to read a book......
I chose a Look Book at Wal-Mart because it had back lighting and color, and you can change the print size, and it is loaded with books and books to load available. It is library friendly, and it seemed to be all the necessary things I wanted. It was a whole 89 dollars, whereas, the Nook ran 150-250 dollars.
The Look Book is its own size, so none of the covers fit it exactly. My very good friend, Annie, offered to make me a cover for it. Choosing the fabric was the very hardest. This is the inside of the cover, which shows little bumper pads so the book will be snug inside, but yet protect it. Its so cool with stiff boards, and a full zipper. Love, Love, Love it.
Annie didn't have a pattern, she just winged it, and so, I am really impressed. This fabric was from a kit to make a children's book, and I purchased it for the graphics and then, didn't know what I was going to do with it, so, I asked her to see if she could make the illustrations fit. Love it, Annie!
So, the first book I wish to download on it, is Alice I have Been. Its the story of the real Alice that Wonderland was written for. It is written in novel form with much research on her life, so, some artistic license. My son and I both have birthday's this month, and we love all things Alice. Mikel's friend had a birthday cake made for him and here it is....so cute.
Well, there you have it. You have heard from me, I haven't disappeared yet. I will be back with more in the near future. Come see me again.......please?