I love dogs (especially greyhounds - that's where the greyt in the name of the blog and my Twitter and Goodreads name comes from, greyhounds make greyt friends!), reading, and spending time with kids when I get a chance. I try to learn something new every day. I have fibromyalgia and am #chronicallyathome, as my friend Jules describes being disabled. Which mostly stinks, but does give me the time to read and review a lot of books, which I really enjoy. And will be the primary focus of this blog, but not the entire purpose. It will also serve as my everything blog whenever I get an inspiration to vent about whatever crosses my mind. I'll try to keep things focused on writing and literary issues the majority of the time, but there will also be blogs about dogs, health and whatever else strikes me as important, interesting, fun, or just relevant to my life at the moment.
Picking out a cover for my new nook took almost as much time and angst as the decision to by the darn thing in the first place. After much trauma I decided on the Tupper quote cover. The full quote reads, "A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever." Martin Tupper was an English writer and poet mostly remembered for his Proverbial Philosophy.
I'm really pleased with my choice. It feels great in my hands, very smooth and super soft. I was really worried about that because the device feels so good on it's own, nicely weighted with a great texture. If I don't enjoy holding the cover I'll leave it off, and you know the one time I drop it will be when it's off. My second choice for covers was the really stunning Jonathan Adler Punctuation Cover. Both covers have pockets and good looks, but the Adler cover looked like it might hard in, and on, my hand. It appears to be canvas rather than the soft (fake) leather of the Tupper cover. Possibly more durable, but feel was really important to me.
Of course, all of the shopping stress could have been avoided if B&N had any plans to carry the covers in any of the stores near me. Even the giant store in the super-expense retail center in the wealthy suburb will not be carrying any nook accessories. It would have been nice to be able to actually see the covers before choosing one. I hope B&N changes it's mind about this soon. The covers are so great, they help sell the product. It may be pre-order only now, but that won't last with all of the new ereaders coming out. They need to stock to promote.