Monday, January 10, 2011

The Dark Side? and a GiveAway...

I mentioned a spiff Christmas present I recieved from Hubby. After much research on ebooks he decided to get me a Kindle (thank you sweetheart). He would also probably say I made some "hints".
I have to say I was very undecided before I got this present. How could it possibly replace the "feel" of a real book. Would I be going to the dark side if I owned one? But I am hooked! I spent much of the holiday online looking for freebies (check out Project Gutenberg) to download - mostly classics.
And, as you can see, the librarian in me had to "organize" my collection right away (obviously I am in a P.G. Woodhouse kick - the result of watching the whole Jevees and Wooster series at the cottage). What fun; however, I consider my Kindle a compliment to my book collection and won't be stopping purchases of the real thing any time soon. The Kindle really is not good for anything with pictures and everything is black and white - I am sure that will change eventually with future models but for now I am happy to use it to read straight text. The funniest thing I had to get used to what was NOT reaching for the top corner to turn the page (LOL).
Besides, this past weekend we invested in new book shelves (not these ones but you catch my drift) so we could get all our books out on display again after a remodeling project (that, ahem, was over 4 years ago!). Our physical collection is not going anywhere anytime soon...
Moving on - I cannot believe I have passed the 10,000 mark for hits on my Blog - thanks to all my Peeps who visit me on a regular basis. Since I was in the process of making my January tag to exchange with Carol, I thought I'd make an extra one as a token of my appreciation.

If your interested in receiving this small piece of "art" leave a comment on this and any other of my next posts before January 25th and I'll put your name in for the draw. (I need to give credit for the photo to Beth over at Gathering Dust. It was part of her and Karla's Romantic Christmas online tutorial). The definition just cracks me up - a man's home certainly was HIS castle, egads. Good luck! Jewels p.s. Carol, the most luckiest person on the planet, is out of contention for this as she gets her own tag - so your chances are actually pretty good!

9 comments:

  1. Aw, Shucks!! Just kidding - I am looking forward to receiving mine and I know the lucky person who wins will enjoy the beautiful tag so very much. What a good idea. Carol

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  2. Am I interested??? Are you kidding?? I was just thinking how beautiful your Home tag was and how much I liked it, when I spied you were going to have a give-away for it! please count me IN, jewels! It is so loverly.

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  3. Beautiful beautiful tag! I saw it on flickr and popped over to put my name in the hat. Love the image, colours and stitching.

    x

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  4. Hi Julie, count me in, it is just wonderful.

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  5. This is really a charming tag! Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveaway, too!

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  6. This is such a gorgeous tag...thanks for showing it to us on Flickr. I love that button...so rich looking!

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  7. I am contemplating getting a Kindle, but was afraid I would miss the "feel" of a real book. However, our bookshelves are filled to overflowing, and there is no room for more, so I either have to get rid of some books (horrors!) or use the library more (who knows who's read the book before and where?) or get a Kindle. And I love the little tag you made. Count me in as one of the people who would give it a good home. Thanks for the opportunity!

    kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

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  8. Just saw your tag on the Flickr Collage Club group. It's a beauty! Please count me in on the drawing.

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  9. Hey Jewels does the Kindle have Nancy Drew books on it? I think I want to still read them the old fashion way, but I am curious to know. Thanks and the tag is cool! XO Love, Fran.

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