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this Cool Autumn Morning
Some of you have published your own books since I began blogging and have gone to WordPress, but I know that a few of you find commenting on WordPress intimidating.
It intimidates me too. And I have only managed to learn the basics of WP. Have struggled to comment on the free template. And there's disqus and Gravatar etc. etc. etc. It all boggles my brain!
Blogger has changed somewhat also, but I think I've mostly got it. And some things, such as Permalinks, that I learned through my struggle with WordPress now help me with the upgraded Blogger. All in all, it's been a mind-expanding journey.
As For Books
At the beginning of the ebook revolution, when I was so fortunate to get published, I loved the ebook, and still like to read fiction on my iPad. But for non-fiction I want the old-fashioned paperback or hardcover so I can more easily underline and browse the book. I like that I can often find them through a used bookseller, which is the way I, unfortunately, usually have to go. And in the last quarter of my earth life, feeling "time's winged chariot hurrying near," I have a burning desire to read the many hardcover/paperback books I have in my traditional bookshelf - such as this one that just arrived in today's mail (oriented toward Mormons as Nephi is a character in the Book of Mormon).
And this one I bought a few weeks ago that won the National Jewish Book Award (Alter also wrote The Art of Biblical Poetry which I also have because I love poetry). I love the feel of both books in my hand.
You can probably see where this is going ... Heavy reading for my aging brain in the next 5-10 years!
But my past reading of scholarly and religious books - when I wasn't a full-time caregiver and had more energy - is paying off. On a good day when I've slept well, my mind seems quickened, and I get really excited that I'm actually absorbing a fair amount of the content.
What about you
re Blogger versus WordPress?
re eBooks versus Hardcover/Paperback?