…wait, you mean I didn’t show you these?

Erin and I made these when she came to visit in March. She got the idea from someone sitting on the plane next to her, and thought, “We could totally do that.” So we totally did that! They turned out so great.

But… what are they?

Super-duper awesome Kindle covers, of course!

I have the smallest Kindle, and was happy to find this cute little book to house it.

We thrifted the books, took out the pages, lined it with felt, did some magic with hot glue and elastic, and voila! Kindle covers! I love mine.

Erin’s is cute too — she has the Kindle Touch, and she also just happens to have a print of this painting in her house; how perfect is that?! Hers started out as a blank journal.

I also made one for my friend I travelled to Holland with; she has a Kindle Fire, and I found this pretty book with a blue fabric cover, and drew an illustration on the front. I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of it. Dangit!

These were not exactly quick to make, but they weren’t difficult once we figured out what needed to happen. Seem to be holding up pretty well. I’m very pleased with mine; fits in my purse so well and looks cute.

It sort of makes having a Kindle okay with me. Well, sort of. I still cringe, although I admit that I kind of love mine. (whispers)

all the books you could want in 6 oz.

Yep. I did it.

I got a Kindle! I got the littlest, tiniest, lightest (cheapest) one Amazon offers. The impetus was trying to pack really really light for my trip, but now that I have it, I kinda like it. I just got it today. I love how small and light it is. And the text is really easy to read.

I went back and forth over getting the regular Kindle or the Kindle Touch. Ultimately I went with the regular one because it was lighter and smaller, and because I don’t ever take notes when reading. I’m noticing that when using the non-touch Kindle, I keep trying to touch the screen, but I know I’ll get used to it quickly.

So I’ve been having fun all night loading it up with classics. I realize I still have a big huge Harry Potter entry to write, as well as a Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and soon a Princess and Curdie… but oh well. Now I can’t wait to start a book on the Kindle. What should it be? I’d like to start the Elizabeth von Armin (Solitary Summer) but I think I’ll save that for the plane. Maybe Anna Karenina.

Kindle readers: recommendations? I only have… well, 16 books downloaded so far.

I have a feeling that for all my hemming and hawing and waiting, I’m going to be an instant convert to the e-readers.

Going skiing this weekend (cross-country). Been snowing all week in the Sierras and is supposed to be sunny and mild all weekend: perfect. And apres-ski is a perfect time to read classics, while having some hot cocoa, right?