Thursday, June 14, 2012

Embracing Change

Embracing change is never easy—or at least not for me.  As a reader, I looked askance at e-reading devices, for example. Now I have two—one was a gift. Though I have a house full of books—and yes, a garage full, too—I’m finding that I actually prefer reading on my Nook. I have an iPad, but it’s heavier and harder on my eyes. I don’t know why the Nook also seems to help me along as far as how quickly I read.
As a writer, these changes were disturbing to me. At first. But now I see a world of new opportunity and new ways to reach my readers. We live in an amazing time.
As a scrapbooker, I’ve also looked askance at digital scrapbooking. I’m still not sold completely—meaning I don’t see a time when I will ever stop scrapbooking with paper and books. (It’s the same with books actually. I will always have them in my life.) But I have to tell you, I’ve been bitten. It’s so much fun for me that I have to be careful. I can spend HOURS perusing places like DeviantScrap and DigiScrap.  They offer digital scrapbooking kits for a fee, of course. But they also offer freebies. And until I get the hang of things a little better, I don’t want to buy a lot of stuff.
Unfortunately, some scrapbooking stores have found themselves closing—like bookstores have. And that is troubling. But we will always need scrapbook stores and all of the physical scrapbook materials—just like with books.
Have any of you tried digital scrapbooking? Do you read books? E-readers? Both?


Betty Hechtman said...

I have a Nook and an old Kindle. I still prefer paper books, just the way I work from a hard copy when I'm revising a manuscript. I have a hard time feeling where the page on the screen fits in with the whole.

Mollie Cox Bryan said...

I agree, Betty. Comes a time in the editing process that I need hard copy. Thanks for posting.

Dru said...

I have a kindle, nook and an iPad and use them equally as well as the printed book.

Mollie Cox Bryan said...

Good to know, Dru. Thanks for commenting.

Kathleen Chrisman said...

I love my Nook Color. I still love real books too. But space has become an issue for me, so the Nook helps me to be able to read all I want and keep the books without taking up extra space.
I also like that the nook is always comfortable to read...the weight and shape always stays the same no matter how many pages are in the e-book you are reading on it.