Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HOBBIES

I am grateful to have a few hobbies that have sustained me over the past few years. One of my favorite things to do is read. I've been reading books for as long as I can remember. I would rather read than play when I was a young child.
A few years ago I got a Nook Color for Christmas and it changed my life. No more trips to the library or the book stores to get stacks of books to read. I can have stacks of book right in my hand at any time. I can even read magazines and newspapers on my Nook. Thank you Justin.....one of my best Christmas gifts ever.



Another of my favorite hobbies is blogging. I love writing and I love reading blogs. My blog has brought me many new and cherished friends who have supported me over the years. I am thankful for my hobbies.

22 comments:

  1. Reading is such a great hobby! I love to read too, Paula. I never thought I would enjoy reading books on a tablet, but actually like it and the option of not having to go to the library to get books to read. And of course, blogging is one of my favorite things to do :)

    betty

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    1. And that is exactly why I consider you my good friend...we have so much in common.

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  2. Hi Paula .. glad you've been able to continue on reading .. and the modern devices are great additions aren't they ...

    Blogging .. has some huge advantages ... something that's difficult to explain to non-bloggers ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you Hilary. Yes, reading and blogging are both great. And it is hard to explain but I am glad that we bloggers get it!

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  3. I also love books, Paula! I always have. My mother tells that when I was a kid growing up, if I came up missing they knew exactly where I was...on my bed with a book in my hands. :-) We have a Kindle that we enjoy. A lot of times when I read a book that has been a free download, if I really like the book I will purchase the actual book.

    Blogging is a great hobby. I've met some very incredible ladies that way!

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    1. I have read some amazing book by first time authors and they were free!

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  4. I think reading and blogging go hand in hand. I would venture to say that the majority of bloggers are also avid readers.

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  5. Reading sustains me too. And blogging means so much more than those who do not blog could ever understand. It is true, the friends you make on the blogs....it's just incredible. And when you are having a difficult time, you really find out how wonderful these people are. The blogging community is awesome.

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    1. Yes we do Inger. I don't know what I would do without my blogging friends

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  6. I am completely in love with my Nooks, too!

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  7. I feel the same way about my Kindle Fire.

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    1. I have heard that the Kindle Fire is really nice. My granddaughter Paige has one

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  8. I agree with Wendy--blogging and reading go hand-in-hand. I didn't think I'd like reading off a tablet but I love my Kindle, especially when I'm traveling I love being able to have a huge selection of books to take with me instead of having to choose one or two.

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    1. That does seem to be the case. I also read a lot of blogs!

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  9. Gosh, but in 4th grade I'd have vied to be your BFF! :) Ya, I was the one who used to get 'in dutch' for reading at the table and under the bedcovers. I've not admitted it 'out loud' until now, but since early last Spring, I've been unable to pick up and book and read more than 2-3 pages at a time. That.Must.Change.!
    Blogging? What can I say? ... My new-found citizens friends of Blogville are better than peanut-butter!

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    1. We don't need to be in 4th grade Myra. I would love to be your BFF :)

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  10. I read constantly. A combination of my Kindle Paperwhite (thanks, Mom and Dad!) and "real" books. I don't think I'll ever let go of the real books--if it's a special book, like one in a series that I have already, I buy hardcover if that's what I already have. If it's a series in trade paperback, then I'll continue that way. Usually, my Kindle books are stand-alone types, which lends itself well to that medium. I do love the smell of books though....especially in our local used bookstore. One of my favorite things about it.

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    1. I don't do too many 'real' books anymore. And I don't re-read books so there is no reason to keep them. I am really enjoying having more time to read now

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  11. I really love to read as well and wish I would take more time to do it, but I don't and it's my own fault. I generally only read at work on my breaks so it takes awhile to get through a book anymore.

    I agree with you about the Nook, I have a Kindle and can't imagine carrying a book anymore. Digital is just easier. I have the Kindle app on my phone that syncs with my Kindle so anytime I get stuck somewhere, I can read and pick up where I left off. Digital is just more convenient. I do still take my kids to the library and I may see a book I want, but I don't get it just because I just don't want to carry a book around with me anymore.

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    1. Hey Jeff...good to see you! I took you for a reader! I agree with that about the e-readers. My Nook also syncs with my phone. I love that too...reading and waiting on the kids seem to go hand in hand. And I never have to wish "I'd brought my book"

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