Girls Write Out
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The written word is a beautiful thing.  I love it in all its forms, though I still prefer a good, old-fashioned book.  I used to avoid buying any non-fiction books on my Kindle, but then I relented and was excited to see that all my notes were safely tucked away on the Kindle site.  What a lovely surprise!  (And thanks to computer guru Robin Lee Hatcher for helping me figure it out!)  I thought I had to open the book on the Kindle and search for them.

I'm currently reading "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf on my Kindle, and I have to say, I'm going to buy the book form.  While I'm reading slowly and savoring each word of it, there's something about the book that begs to be read in hard copy format.  If you have a reader, do you still do both?

I feel the same about a beach read, I suppose -- that it's best enjoyed with sand in the pages.  And if you're looking for one this summer, I hope you'll leave a comment to win a copy of "Perfectly Ridiculous" -- the last episode in Daisy Crispin's adventures in high school.  Don't feel you need to be in high school to read it, Daisy heads to Buenos Aires, Argentina so if you can't get away this summer, follow Daisy for  your own break!

posted at 11:07 AM  
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At 11:23 AM, Blogger Abby said...

I read everything on a kindle lately just because it's so easy to keep in my purse. But I really miss being able to easily flip to the front cover to study the picture or back to a reference earlier in the book that I want to reread.

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Carla said...

I feel the same as Abby. I read everything on my Kindle these days and love it because I can take it in my purse everywhere I go. I am not a beach person, but if I were I agree a real book would be necessary :-)
I order books for our church library and preview them, so I still get some of both. I would love to read your book

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I feel the same as both of you. My Kindle is always in my purse and it's so nice when you have to wait for kids. Wherever you are, you can just pull out exactly what you feel like reading. i LOVE that aspect of it, and I don't want to be without it.

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Thank you Carla, it's quiet today, so maybe you're all who will enter. : )

At 6:16 PM, Blogger jel said...

will it bee a real book , or the other kind?

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

My daughter and I are still reading real books, and can't wait to read "Perfectly Ridiculous". I have tried a couple of e-books, but still prefer turning real pages. :)

At 9:51 PM, Blogger Ruth Smith said...

I read from both. Some books are being published only as ebooks by authors who are self-publishing. Also, some out of print books are coming out as ebooks. I love real books but am afraid that ebooks are the future since they are greener.

I had a broken wrist a few years ago so my Kindle is definitely easier for extended periods of time and reading in bed.

At 10:30 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

It's a real book, and I"m going to the post office, which is a big occasion. LOL

At 11:03 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I love my Nook and kindle but I still prefer a real book. :)

At 11:49 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I'm reading a paperback right now, but I miss reading on my Kindle, because I never lose my place, it never gets too heavy, and sometimes when I'm reading a regular paperback I find myself searching for the button on the bottom to turn it off.

At 12:46 AM, Blogger Rebekah Sanders said...

I still do both. It's just so much easier to tune out my surroundings when I'm reading a real book. My Kindle has too many distractions in and of itself with Facebook, Twitter and the like right at my fingertips.

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had a Nook since they first came out in December of 2009 and I have not opened a paper book since. I absolutely love the the reading experience on my Nook. It goes everywhere with me and all of my books are stored in one place.

Can't wait to read the latest foray into the life of Daisy Crispin. I loved the first two in this series!

At 11:19 AM, Blogger chrislie said...

Hi, your blog really touches me, have been reading it for a while... Just wanted you to know about a website i started It's a place for Bible study guides.. I also put a forum in that can be viewed from a mobile device.. I couldn't find where to contact you privately so I'm commenting, hope that is okay. :) God Bless! Jenn.

At 2:16 PM, Blogger Mary-Louise said...

I cannot wrap my head around reading without flipping pages.

That's coming from someone who's never even seen a Kindle in action though.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger karenk said...

i enjoy my kindle...but i still love a book

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Tika said...

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At 3:41 PM, Blogger Tika said...

Love the iPad to read with- plus so easy to get to the library. But definitely want the thing at the beach! Now if only one was nearer:)

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Tika said...

Love the iPad to read with- plus so easy to get to the library. But definitely want the thing at the beach! Now if only one was nearer:)

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Abby, you are the winner. My daughter picked randomly, so if you'll send me your snail mail address at, I will send the book out. Thanks everyone for entering!

At 8:25 PM, Blogger jel said...

Woohoo! way to go Abby! :)


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