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Sunday, 6 January 2013

WRYWF...

...the first of 2013.

So what has been 'rocking' my world so far this New Year...

Well...

I did it, I finally went and got an e-Reader.
After much thought and reviewing of the situation I decided that as I'm not much of a "techy" or "gadget geek" I would keep it simple and go for something fairly inexpensive but able to meet my requirements (mainly the ability to enlarge the font size LOL). Price was a consideration too and I was lucky that WHS had their range on offer again for the 'post-Chrimbo' period...so with my giftcard to the ready I went and bought a Kobo-mini. It has a wide range of fonts & font sizes and can store up to 1000 books and the battery-life is pretty good too.

In the couple of days that I've had the thing I've already downloaded about 10 books and read 3 already (that equals my read-total for 2012 - all I read during the year was THOSE three books; you know the ones I mean giggle). I did find that it was better to go onto the Kobo site and print off the user guide as the 'quick basic' thingie that came with the reader was pretty useless for a numpty like me. However, I'm getting there and I'm finding the 'mini' a nice size & weight to hold - no more problems with bulky books to try and cart back & forth on the train each day but I still love the feel of real books so I don't think I'll be giving up on them any time soon.

I haven't done much in the way of paper crafting over this Holiday period (despite my best intentions) but I have made some new scarves in some colours that I found whilst browsing the sales. I also picked up a selection of lurex threads that are working beautifully in my braid making. So overall, I have been crafting over the holidays but not necessarily the crafts that I had intended.

I'm not sure that I'm looking forward to returning to work tomorrow - it's never great going in to see all the stuff that has piled-up whilst you've been off but I have to say...this two weeks has been great. I've spent time with my Mum that wasn't rushed or squeezed in amongst other things and I've had the time to meet up with friends and grab a coffee, hot chocolate and cake whilst having a good old natter.

So that was my first 'rocking' post of 2013. If you would like to know more - hop on over to the lovely Virginia's blog to see what 'rocking' is all about.

Right, where is my train ticket and everything that I need for work...and just how many days is it until next Christmas..............................................

12 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

How lovely to read that youve been able to go at your own pace, treat yourself and enjoy! gotta help with the postivie vibes for the work hurdle, huh!!

Virginia said...

Yay you got the reader - I read those 3 books too, I'm hoping to read more this year, my first book is confessions of a Submissive which is a true story LMAO! Kind of fits with those three books from last year.

I am soooooooooooo not looking forward to returning to work, boo hiss is all I can say.

Yay to Christmas crafting no matter what it is, you are being creative - so there's a positive!

I hope you have a fabulous week ahead.

Hugs

Joanna said...

Happy New Year to you! I hope the return to work goes ok - better to be going back after a lovely Christmas than a rubbish one, eh?!

xx

voodoo vixen said...

I got DH and my Mum them for Christmas last year and they both love them!! Dh reads before going to sleep at night and now he can do so without holding a kilo of book! I am sure you will love it and it will make for a lighter bag on the train to work!!

Myzdamena's World said...

Yea I read Those Three too..wasn't very impressed but kept on reading in case I started enjoying it lol.Yeay for ereaders I read books last year on my phone and it was great at hospital appointments etc to thumb through a book where I'd usually have forgotten to bring one....but I always have my phone lol. I hope this week is great to you. hugs. xxx

Debbie said...

After initial scepticism I'm becoming more and more tempted to get an e-reader. So it may yet happen!
I hope that your return to work went smoothly and not too much had piled up. Usually after about five minutes back at work it feels as if you've never been away!

Debbie x

Carmen said...

I wouldn't be without my Kindle now. Took me a while to 'get' it as am not a techie at all (like you *g*) but now I understand it - it's brilliant! Am the same though - will never give up 'real' books. Especially art and craft ones - plus I'd be to scared to take my kindle in the bath when am having a good old soak ;)

Have a great week!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Enjoy your new gadget! :D

Katherine (sutty) said...

Just been over at Virginia's :) 3 books all ready...I only seem to read on holiday sadly so well done and keep going :) Glad you had a nice break and I hope work has gone ok.

scrappyjen said...

I am not sure about an e reader. Being a bookie person and having hundreds of the things everyone in my family thought that I would love one for Xmas, bday etc but I have dug my heels in and said no. But lots of bookie people who resisted say they love theirs now they have one. So maybe I need to give in and try. It's the tech bit that puts me off. And I like the smell of a book. And the feel of the paper. Hmm... Might have to rethink.... Happy 2013! Jenx

Allison said...

hope you enjoy your Kobo- bought a kindle at xmas and though I like it you really can't beat a book
Allisonx

Rosemary said...

Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. I understand that feeling of just not feeling like crafting. I am trying to get my mojo back. Hope the return to work is pleasant, after you dig through the emails! You have a very sweet blog, very positive adn cheerful - a great read!