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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
e-Readers - Do You Own One?
I've been thinking about e-books lately and their fellow counterparts. Now, while I will NEVER totally give up my books, I can't ignore my love for technology and thus interest in the e-readers.
Price wars and the "WHAT! You're destroying the industry" fears aside. I was wondering if you owned an e-reader and if so, which one. Or, how about, if you were going to buy one, which one would you buy?
Personally, I've been giving some thought to the B&N Nook. While the features are great and all, I can honestly say the biggest selling point to me is that purchasing the reader supports the bookstore that I love. I think it's really smart for B&N to get in the game and I'm proud to see they're stepping up. So that's my thoughts, but I'd love to hear what you think.
Switching gears here...
A big thank you to Tara over at The Bloodcrossed Writer for the awesome new award. The Honest Scrap awards "those who aren't afraid to tell it like it is and are honest about their thoughts and feeling." Okay, I made that up. But that's what I think it should mean, and seeing it doesn't already have a description, well then, there you go.
The rules on this one are basic, honor five other bloggers and then open your blog to personal questions from the audience. Okay, here are my nominees:
Wendy Sparrow - Where Ladybugs Roar. And I thought I wrote a lot. This woman in inspiring! Oh, and an insomniac.
Laura Martone, Mira & Co. - Come In Character Cool site. So I hang out on the sidelines, but still, way cool. I love how it's such an awesome character building tool.
Rick Daley - The Public Query Slushpile. Not sure if he honors awards over there, but c'mon, you can't get more honest then openly accepting public feedback on your queries.
Stephanie Thornton - Hatshepsut: The Writing of a Novel. Stephanie's absolutely the model child for this award. Listen to part of her blog post today, "I hate it, absolutely hate it when historical fiction writers get sloppy. I also hate it in Hollywood, but I take that with a grain of salt because it's, well, Hollywood." See? You can't get more honest than that. :)
Lynnette Labelle - Chatterbox Chit Chat. Lynnette has always been honest with her comments and feedback, and you have no idea how much I appreciate that!
Now that that's done, I've got some Nano writing to get to!
Oh, and do you have any questions? Feel free to post them or send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.