Bits o' my week...
One of my holiday weekend events was dinner out with some cousins. A couple live near me, but one flew in for the weekend, so we jammed an early dinner in before other obligations. We hit a local Mediterranean place (Mazah) because a couple of them are vegans and this place has a wonderful selection of all kinds of stuff. More importantly, the food is fabulous every time. It's a slower paced place, which gave us time to chat and catch up while enjoying our samplers.
My friend Anna and I were heading out to lunch the other day and I told her I'd bought several containers of this ice cream - and then ate one of them the first week.
She asked "they only sell them in small containers?"
My response, "Umm, nope!"
I just recently joined the wonderful world of eReaders with a Nook simple touch. It's fantastic, light, easy to use, holds tons of books, has a long battery life and most importantly allows me to download FREE library books at will.
The snob part reared it's ugly head when I read one of the free books I downloaded from Barnes and Noble's collection. It was a mess. Not an editor to be found in association with the book. It was 360 pages of typos, bad grammar, inaccuracies (it was based in Wales) and spacing issues. After about 3 pages I was annoyed beyond belief. It was also a really interesting story - so I read it anyway. I almost wish I had the paper version, so I could have edited it myself and shipped it back to the publisher. I imagine it was either an inadvertent release or it was free because the final copy was not available in the e-version. I'm through venting now, thanks for listening.
I chose the eReader over a new sleek tablet for a few reasons. It fits in my bag (and even small purses), it has a non-reflective and non-back lit screen which is easier on my eyes after 10+ hours a day in front of a computer, I got a really good deal on cyber Monday (not at B&N), and I can travel with it without worrying about the potential replacement expense of a tablet.
I hope everyone is recovering from their holiday and getting ready for the new year. I know I'm looking forward to it!