Habitual Habitat of the Amy

I kept reading advice columns for how to bring sales to your etsy shop, and one thing they all said is to get a blog.

I can't say this blog has boosted my etsy sales, but it has given me yet another outlet for talking about myself, and that can't be bad--can it?

The direct link to the Etsy shop is HERE

Friday, January 14, 2011


I went to hang out with friends last night (I have friends? what?? when did this happen?!), and we were talking about kindles, since a couple of us have them, and I kept making jokes about how I only read stuff on the kindle--which isn't entirely true, but I did embrace ereading like a fish to water.

Then I mentioned something about keeping a paper journal, and my one friend says, "Hang on, don't you have an electronic journal?"

...Just the LJ and the blog, but I like to have a paper journal, too.

I suppose it is a bit odd, but not if you look at it this way; I've merely gone and separated my books from their content.

Many people complain about ereaders because they 'love the magical feel of a book.' I'm not going to tell you that there's nothing magical about books, but I would like to say that a very large portion of that magic comes from the contents of the book.

Think about it; take all the words out of Harry Potter and all you've got is a bunch of blank paper, which we in the Know like to call a "journal".  These "journals" contain a completely different sort of magic.  It's like a potential magic--but only one that works if you bother to fill the covers of the book.

Whereas if you take the paper and cover away from the words--which would drop them into the world of eink--then you've still got the whole book, magic intact.

If it's a good book or a great book, then you'll get so lost in it you won't even remember that you're reading at all, and it won't matter if you're staring at paper or a screen; the magic will be there either way.

1 comment:

  1. You really work fast at your beading!!! LOL. Thats a very nice tapestry of a ship!!!