Sunday, September 2, 2012

On Paper (OOTD)

Some of you already know that I'm an avid reader. What you probably don't know, however, is that lately, I've been buying all of my books electronically, and reading them on my Kindle. Part of it was due to the fact that...well, I was given a Kindle. Then also, that Borders (my preferred mega-bookstore) shut down, which made me sadder than I would ever have imagined I'd feel. And then, of course, there's the issue of space. As in, "no space for books left in this house." 

My next house? It's going to have a whole room just for our books. I've decided.

Sweater: From Nordstrom BP - old - (similar here, here, and here)
Pants: Joe's Jeans Ponte Leggings (similar here, here, and here)
Necklace: Kate Spade 'Hang in There' Necklace (similar here, here, and here)
Watch: Michele (similar face here and band here)

Anyway, today I found myself in a Barnes and Noble bookstore...and I bought a couple books. On paper. And you know what? It felt...decadent. And indulgent. And reminded me that all this time I was happily reading ebooks on my Kindle or iPhone (via the Kindle app - so convenient!), I'd actually really been missing the feel and smell of paper and pages and...

I know, right? It's like I was living in a cyber-punk future, where paper is a relic of the past and I suddenly discovered a hidden cache of it, or something. This of course, despite the fact that between the DH, the kids, and I, we probably own enough books (the non-digital variety printed on pressed wood pulp with ink and bound with glue/thread/other materials) to open our own little used bookstore. 

Funny, the things we overlook when we're so tied to our electronics...

Hope you're all having a great Labor Day weekend!


  1. Hi there,
    Yes the Borders right near me now I have no nearby bookstore. Oh and I also bought an iPad (with the Kindle app), so easy to "1-click"..:) and buy books...I do miss real books too though.sometimes I don't want that screen glow. The only thing I like though is not knowing how close I am to the end of the book since I can't tell which page I'm on. Hope you're having a nice long weekend.
    Ps I really like those shoes...

  2. OOo! What have you been reading? I'm always looking for new reads! I just finished "Water for Elephants" and a bunch of John Green books and the first book of Game of Thrones... I'm going to read East of Eden next! What about you?

    1. Surprisingly, I'm reading four books at once right now - Domestic Affairs (by Bridget Siegel - a "campaign" chick-lit novel); Please Look After Mom (by Kyung-sook Shin - I find it overwhelmingly honest and it kind of hurts to read it for long periods of am easing through it); Wait for Me!: Memoirs (by Duchess of Devonshire Deborah Mitford, Charlotte Mosley - I love the Mitfords so this is simultaneously boring and interesting to read, haha); and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (by Rachel Joyce - only a few pages in, and if I hadn't been distracted by the Siegel and Shin novels, I'd probably be making good time through it).

  3. I've been searching Ebay for my old favorites that are no longer in print - I need to get them for Campbell's collection! I love books, they feel like old friends on the shelf! Those shoes really are killer - hot stuff, Carol!!!

  4. I love a book, the feel of it in my hands. I'm hooked on the Kindle app for my iPad but get gleeful at the prospect of buying a new (or used!) book.

  5. Uugh. I so get tired of looking at a screen, so I'm right with ya. I feel so old-fashioned, but I check books out of my library all the time. But like you, our house is packed with books, so somethings must be read on Kindle's, I suppose. Love your ponytail as well, Carol!