I began reading Sister: A Novel by Rosamund Lupton this week. It’s a novel about a woman’s quest to find her sister’s killer. It’s one of those books that definitely has sad elements to it, but there’s a mystery involved which makes it a lot less depressing. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, I think this book eloquently states some of the feelings that go along with that, or at least they are similar to my feelings. I’ve found it kind of comforting. For example:
People think it’s reassuring to say “life carries on”; don’t they understand that it’s the fact your life carries on, while the person you love’s does not, that is one of the acute anguishes of grief? …that hope, and my life with my sister in it, had ended.
After reading about Readmill on Swiss Miss, I downloaded the app for my iPad. To read books using the app, the book has to be DRM free. In other words Kindle, iBooks, and Nook Books, don’t work. Since I primarily read books using the Kindle app, I was disappointed at first. I knew I had the impression that it worked with Kindle so I dug around a little more and discovered that if you go to your Kindle Page online, you can sync your highlights with Readmill. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sync all your books. I have several books that are basically textbooks and I didn’t think anybody would really care to read any of those highlights. I think my favorite thing about ebooks is being able to highlight passages. I rarely read a book that at least one passage doesn’t speak to me. Readmill lets you easily refer to those passages and share them. The site is kind of a Facebook for readers. You can follow people and see what they are reading. I’ve only added some of the books that I’ve read on Kindle. You can find my page here.
I upgraded my operating system on my iMac from Leopard to Snow Leopard. It didn’t occur to me that this would break one of my favorite things on my computer, my screensaver. I have had this screensaver for years. I don’t recall where I first discovered it, but if you read any other design blogs, I’m sure you’ve seen it around. Fortunately, a download of the new version fixed it.
I received an email from Veer earlier this week telling me that I had a bunch of credits that were about to expire. I don’t remember buying them, but I wasn’t going to let them go to waste. I was excited that they had the Feel Script font available, so I bought some extra credits and it’s now mine. I have seen links to it for free on Pinterest but that’s not authorized nor is it cool to steel a font that somebody worked hard on. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it but it will be fun coming up with things.
I think this will be the third time I’ve mentioned the new Tom’s flats. Maybe they should give me a free pair for all the advertising. Have you bought the new flats? The reviews all seem to be pretty good. Sounds like they are as comfortable as the originals. I can’t decide which pair I like better, the Natural Natalia Linen or the Alessandra Burlap. Now that I think about it, I really like the Natalia in gray linen too. Too bad I can’t afford to buy all three. I’m saving my pennies for one pair, and hope to find those for less at Shoe Gallery or somewhere similar. Have you bought any of the new flats? What do you think?