You have a kid, you love cupcakes, and you are in such good shape!! What is your secret? I must steal it.
HA! I am thin, but not in particularly good shape. I suspect I have genetics to thank for that. I am dreading the day my metabolism decides to slow down. On the other hand, although I tend to eat whatever I want, I usually don’t eat huge portions.
Who is your favorite Venezuelan whose name begins with a “G”?
I suspect that even if I knew a town full of Venezuelans, Guillermo would still be my favorite!
I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on political things, but yes, I think DC should have proper representation. I don’t think it makes sense to continue to look at DC as “set apart” from the states.
What I love about the Kindle: I can get on a plane and have a plethora of books at my disposal, as well as articles I downloaded via Instapaper. I’m not always in the mood for a specific genre; having a choice is a wonderful luxury. The same goes for when I’m on vacation and kicking back. Do I read this Nick Hornby book? The Roosevelt bio? An article on global warming? It’s all right there, without having to had lug several books around. I like carrying the Kindle to work instead of a book. I like that when someone at work mentions something they’re reading and it sounds interesting, I open my Kindle and download a sample of that book.
But. I love books. I love the feel of them, the smell of them. I love turning pages. I love the artistry of book covers and the regality of book spines.
And I love bookstores.. I could spend hours in the stacks, wandering around different sections, picking up hardcovers and paperbacks, feeling that quiet little joy I get in my heart when I purchase a new book.
I will never stop buying books just because I have a Kindle. The Kindle is utilitarian. It takes away all the rich, tactile beauty of reading an actual book. It takes away the happiness of browsing the aisles in a bookstore. But it serves a good purpose, and I like it for that purpose.
The Kindle is my travel companion. A book is my heart’s companion.
The cassette tape did not kill the recording industry. The VHS tape did not kill the movie industry. Video did not kill the radio star. And the Kindle will not kill the bookstore.
There are other things that will eventually kill the bookstore, the same things that will kill libraries and make books a precious commodity. But it won’t be the Kindle.
Posts like this make my heart ache a little bit that I might never meet Michele.
Yes, I realize this is an odd post to make me all sentimental and gushy.