What’s an e-reader? Lull in writing.

Written by: on Sunday, March 17th, 2013

So have you been reading on that newfangled thing?
I guess it was a good thing I got a Kindle Fire HD with a bright colorful screen instead of the e-ink versions. I have to admit that I’ve been treating it as a tablet instead of an e-book reader.

I downloaded a handful of free classics but it is a real struggle to stay interested. I’ve tried downloading free e-books from Amazon but all of the ones I found turned out to be self-published. The writing, typos, poor sentence structures kept making the story screech to a halt over and over so I gave up on that.

I still have a hard time with the idea of paying money for an e-book. The idea of shelling out a lot of money for a digital copy of the book makes me sort of step back and opt for a physical copy of the book instead. I have an awesome bookshelf for them.

So I’ve been using my KF as a tablet mostly. The apps in the amazon store are really, really lacking. Every time someone suggested a neat-looking app to use, I’d do a search and, of course, amazon would never have it. In order to get my hands on any of the apps, there’s a lot of talk about rooting it and changing it to something else? I don’t know. I didn’t want to go that far. I just wanted to be able to play the games on here. Someone told me to download “1mobile” for my KF and I would be able to download almost any app that could be found at Google Play.

One of the games I downloaded was “Puzzle and Dragons”. I absolutely love this game. I’ve been treating it more as a puzzle game but it seems you can collect monsters, raise them, make their attacks stronger when you make combos, etc. I’m slowly pacing myself and just stumbling around, basically. What I love about this game is that you can drag an orb anywhere you want, that way you can make several combos during one turn. Much more fun than the “swap only two pieces to make matches” games.

Hey, what about the writing?
Yeah, about that… I haven’t written anything new after I re-wrote Chapter 5 for “Caspar and the Lunar Magic”. I keep going back and forth, wondering if the entire story should be told from Caspar’s point of view or if I should include the villain’s point of view. I know stories should focus from one character’s point of view but it’s so difficult when there’s so much that needs to be said from the other side to fill the reader in.

Then, of course, warm temps rolled in, and now my mind is switched over to ‘gardening’ mode since plants are all trying to pop out. I have tons of seeds that are ready to meet the soil, but that’s a post for another blog.

I still plan to get back to the book, eventually. No! Seriously! :O

NaNoWriMo has camp sessions for April and July this year. Are you participating?
No. What I’ve noticed is that by participating in the camp sessions of NNWM, it was taking away the novelty of participating for NNWM during the big, special month of November. I don’t think I’ll do another camp session again. If you’re going for it, I wish you lots of wordy luck!

Books I’ve read!
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

Not sure whether to include this or not but one classic book (ebook) that I read to the end was: Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard.

I added four more books to my collection. The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling, and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

I saw The Hunger Games movie and decided to give the trilogy a try when I saw that someone posted the books on a local selling site. When I opened up the first book, I saw that it was in first person, present-tense. I’m not saying that’s bad, mind you! Just that I don’t think I’ve ever read a book like that. New experience on the horizon. I’ve read three chapters to get a taste and it’s good so far.

2 Responses to “What’s an e-reader? Lull in writing.”

  1. avatar thesmashingdasher says:

    did you get your wand from magical alley yet?

    • avatar FG Admin says:


      No, I didn’t. I reached out to them several times and kept trying to contact them. The last time I heard from them was in January and they said it’d be going out ‘next week’. It never came. After six months, I’m pretty much done. At this point I’d be surprised if they still had my address.

      Are you back in PW or are you still bored of that place? :p

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