Monday, March 2, 2009
This and That or the Great Train Heist...
Since we last convened, I've made progress on my latest writing project. After some restructuring of the story, I find the words flowing a bit easier. I like to think of it in home remodeling terms since essentially I've thrown out the first set of plans and redrawn the first three rooms. Perhaps my block was just my mind's way of holding up my permit until I came up with a truly viable plan and one that wasn't going the blow the doors off my budget.
And my block receded just in time to stop me from flinging myself headlong into the fray of buying a new Kindle (000hh, Shiny!) or a Sony Reader. Now, I read a lot, I mean A LOT and the last thing I need is for technology to make it much easier for me to ignore the housewifery (okay, once again, can't really blame that on technology or anyone else since it seems to be a natural enemy kind of thing going on between me and the dustbunnies), but I was very close to making a purchase. I've read lots of contrasting views on the pros and cons of eReaders. For me, the lure is the ability to hold and store many, many books all in one lovely and SHINY, yet slim volume.
On the blue line going downtown, I think I scared a fellow passenger who might've thought my intense perusal of her Sony Reader was the prelude to a snatch and grab job, but I restrained myself, I promise ;-). This lady's Sony was leather bound, fit neatly into her palm and was subsequently tucked away in her backpack very easily. She seemed to turn pages with the same ease that I use when reading a book on my iPod Touch and I've become quite the fan of fictionwise.com for books that download to my iPod. I have to be in the mood to listen to a book or trapped on a plane, otherwise, I want to read it myself. There's something about being able to read a sentence or passage that is well put together. Sometimes you have to read it a few times, just to get the bouquet, so to speak.
Let's hope that I can hold out in my quest to refrain from buying an eReader just yet. I'm sure that somewhere down the road, I will but I'll want to make sure that I pick the right one--Kindle, Sony or some other brand, as long as it's shiny.