So Santa was good to this bookworm. I found a Kindle under my tree! WooHoo! (Okay, it was early but I know that Santa’s a busy guy.)
Now don’t get me wrong, nothing will ever truly replace the texture and feel of the paperback or the hardback. But…
Not having to lug a suitcase full of books when I’m traveling because I’m bored and I need to read will be a blessing.
I have to admit the Kindle is a weird feeling thing. My mom said it felt like the bottom of a frying pan. She wasn’t that far off. So I started looking at covers. I just about had a heart attack! For what was out there, the prices were exorbitant! Then my creative brain started firing, when I should have been writing. Hmmmm! I can make one!
8 prototypes, and 3 days later success! A working model. I have to fine tune a few details but the major components are in place. The pattern is made, I just have to fine tune the materials a little. I just happen to have a fabulous brown embroider corduroy on hand. I think it turned out pretty well. The important part is that when in place, the Kindle doesn’t shake out of the cover! And the cover will work for the Nook and the upcoming Sony Daily Reader.
The cover has past the hold test and the purse test. I’ll give it a couple more days before I start another out of other materials. Sky’s the limit.