Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Oceanic Inspiration et Book Soapboxing
Look at these beauties that Kelly brought back from Florida!
How crazy is this?!
Now to do them in clay...
Take A Ride on the Reading!
I am so far behind this month. Only four and a half books into my thirteen book goal and almost halfway through the month. Ay yi yi. It's not like I've been out saving the world, either. I've just been indecisive about what to move onto next and next and next, book-wise.
Right now I'm reading Miss America by Day, which is amazing. You can buy a hard copy for around $18, but I kindled a copy for under $10.
And speaking of Kindle, I have to say that I've gotten a bit spoiled kindling things. I say spoiled because first, I can have a book in under a minute in the middle of the night without leaving the comfort of my own bed. (Instant downloading easily beats Amazon Prime's 2-day shipping.) And second, because as expensive as kindling a book is, it's not as expensive as buying a copy of a book in a bookstore. In fact, it used to annoy me that I was handing Amazon $10 for a non-thing, a book that I didn't even get to hold in my hand. But I was at the bookstore (Barnes et Noble) a few days ago with my mom and aunt and I thought I'd pick something up and so I picked something up, saw that I was going to pay $15.95 plus tax for it and I put it back down again. C'mon, seven bucks is seven bucks, you know? I mean, yes, I'm sad that the book industry is crumbling. Or is it? Random House just handed Lena Dunham a $3.7 million dollar advance for an advice book. And Tina Fey got a $6 million dollar advance for Bossypants, so, you know, maybe all that crumbling is not my fault for not wanting to pay an extra seven bucks for a book. But then again, libraries, used bookstores and free book exchanges didn't kill the publishing industry either. And not to pick on Random House, but their recent 200-300% increase in prices for ebooks sold to libraries doesn't make for a charitable incline on my part, you know?
Anyway, enough from my soapbox.
We've had the plumbers in for the last few days (which has been only just slightly less expensive, I'll bet, than having an actual live-in plumber) and I'm ready to take a nice, long, hot shower and drink a big, big glass of water, and maybe even do some dishes! Or mop the floors! The sky's the limit, plumbing-wise!
Posted by Rosa