You know, I’m so lucky to have support from so many. So many of you stay poised and ready to encourage me precisely when I need it. Thank you so much! When I started my blog I had no idea that it would become such an uplifting experience. I’m seriously in awe..And today, the sun is shining, flowers are in bloom…and I’m thankful that those few less than perfect days are history.
I wrote the prior post late Sunday night, and I’m happy to say that Monday was an extraordinarily healthy day for me. I ate exceptionally well and exercised. And I’ve done the same so far today. I’m back in the groove. And it seems like, once again, the one day at a time approach is working. I’ll continue to do my best throughout the day and worry about tacking tomorrow, you know, tomorrow. I’m still prepared to face the consequences when I step on the scale Wednesday. But I know that if I continue down this path success will find me again soon.
Now I want to talk about my new favorite thing. If you know me, you know I love to read. I read ‘chick lit’ regularly (i.e. Sophie Kinsella, Nicholas Sparks, Jennifer Weiner, Jen Lancaster, etc.) I also enjoy historical books and autobiographies of public officials, and I’m determined to revisit some of the classics – the first being “The House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton.
I travel fairly often which means I carry a book or two which can get pretty heavy when I’m reading a book by Stephenie Meyer. During my last two trips I considered whether or not I should buy an e-reader, but I brushed it off thinking that there’s just something I love about flipping the pages of a book. And while that’s true, I’ve decided to an e-reader.
Friday, while I was at Barnes & Noble, I purchased a Nook. I had looked at the iPad, but it’s way too big. (I already have a nice Macbook and an iPhone.) I wanted something small and readable inside and outside as well so after spending an hour or so with the Nook, I bought it. I was frustrated with it at first, but since I’ve learned how to use it I love it.
I’ve created a small list of reasons for liking the Nook:
- It’s small/light enough that I can hold it with one hand
- It’s easy on my eyes
- It seems to hold it’s charge for a few days
- It has wi-fi so I can easily download books, check weather reports and/or read my personalized subscription to the Wall St. Journal
- The cute little case I bought with it keeps it covered and looking pretty with a picture of my dog on the front
- It costs roughly a third of the 3G iPad
- It has built-in speakers and a headphone port so I can listen to music or audiobooks
- It’s really cute
- Books are available for less $$ than I had imagined, and there are plenty of free books available online
- I can add my own .pdf files
The interface took a little time to get used to because I’ve grown accustomed to a full touch screen, but it’s pretty easy to navigate. And I also wish it had a back light so I could read in the dark. Instead, I use my cute, little book light. But it is definitely light enough to carry in my bag everyday, and I’m looking forward to taking it on my next trip in June.
I’ll still read regular books, but this is certainly another piece of technology that I’m excited to own. Do you use an e-reader? If so, which one? And what do you think of it?
One more thing…after reading my blog dailies, I learned that 6pm.com is selling Sperry Top-Siders for up to 65% off today. I just ordered two pairs. Thanks for sharing this awesome sale info Kimberly. I bought this pair at Nordstrom in March, and I think they’re fantastic! How much cooler would it be to buy them for almost 50% off today? I love Sperry! They’re comfortable and classic – you can’t go wrong.