Friday Things

The Finger Incident

1. I mentioned earlier this week that I had a bit of a “finger incident” on Sunday. With one ominous slip of the hand, I managed to send myself to MedExpress and left with five stitches in the middle finger of my left hand. It’s feeling much, much better than it did at the beginning of the week, and I’m anxious to get my stitches out (I have to wait until Wednesday). Thanks to everyone who has left get well wishes!

2. Over the last couple of years, I’ve really fallen away from reading books, which I used to do quite regularly. I’m trying to get back into the groove and just ordered Gone Girl since so many of you have recommended it. What books are on your summer reading list?

3. Speaking of books, I’m giving some thought to trying out an e-reader. I’ve been so hesitant to make this switch, as I really love the whole physical “turning the page” of newspapers and books. Has anyone else in the same boat made the switch? If so, what do you use as your reader? I have an iPad, but have also heard really good things about the Kindle Paperwhite, specifically that it’s really easy on the eyes. Thoughts?

4. If you “like” Brown Eyed Baker on Facebook (thank you!), but are missing updates, follow this super easy and quick tutorial (two clicks!) by I Am Baker to make sure all of the updates show up in your newsfeed and you don’t miss anything: How to See All Updates in Facebook.

5. I have a serious case over-analysis when it comes to making decisions and have lingered over a new hair dryer for months. I’ve gone back and forth between the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i and the Sedu Revolution 6000i. I ended up going with the Sedu; I just ordered it, so I’ll report back on how I like it after I’ve used it for awhile!

6. I think we all enjoy spending time in the kitchen and tackling new and interesting projects, but this roundup made me chuckle: 17 Cooking Projects Ain’t Nobody Got Time For.

7. I’ve been doing some Pinterest housekeeping and in the process, I created a few new boards. Be sure to check out the Oreo Desserts, S’mores Galore! and Chocolate + Peanut Butter Forever boards – I think you’re going to like them!

8. After moving, I bought a box of Golden Grahams cereal on a whim. I don’t think I had eaten them since I was a kid, and they totally hit the spot. I can’t quit them!

9. I created a new Home & Garden section here on the site, and plan to update it with tips and projects from around the house. Right now the posts won’t show up on the home page, but will be accessible from the navigation menu at the top of the page. Also, if you subscribe to Brown Eyed Baker, you’ll see those posts in your subscription, whether it’s through RSS or email. Are there any posts you’d like to see in this new section?

10. TGIF! I hope you get to check out something new this weekend!

Einstein and his new toy

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  1. Melissa T. on June 28, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Hi! I was sooo against e-readers for a long time. I, too, love possessing an actual paper book, and I love being able to lend the books to friends. Two years ago while on vacation, my husband let me borrow his Kindle, and I fell in love and hogged it. I don’t use bookmarks regularly and often re-read the same few pages before I realize I’ve already read it. With the Kindle, I never re-read, as it keeps track of where you left off. It’s also super light. I tend to go through 3-4 books on every vacation, so having a Kindle reduces unnecessary weight in my luggage.

    As for blowdryers, I have crazy, frizzy hair. I invested in a T3 in 2006 and paid nearly $200 for it. It died on me after owning it for 2 years. I did a ton of research and found the Revlon RV544 Tourmaline is just as good and way cheaper. I’ve had this Revlon since 2008, and the results are equally amazing. I have no doubt you’ll love the T3, as I did too, but it’s pricey, and there are cheaper options out there. :)

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    • Melissa T. on June 28th, 2013 at 12:34 am

      And yes, get the Kindle Paperwhite! Don’t get the Fire! It’s heavy, and you won’t use it as a tablet if you already have an iPad. I have the original Kindle and loooove it!

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  2. Holly H on June 28, 2013 at 3:48 am

    I hope your finger heals quickly and doesn’t hurt too much. I LOVE books: the feeling of holding a book, turning pages. It’s something I’ve always loved. I thought I would hate electronic books. I protested for a long time, saying that I would never give up my books. I haven’t given up my books entirely, but I actually enjoy reading on my Nexus 7. It’s so much better than lugging around a huge book with thousands of pages and I always have it with me to pass the time waiting in the doctor’s office or the like. I think you’ll enjoy it if you try it. :-)

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  3. Ellen on June 28, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Gone Girl is aaaaahhhhmazing! I lost sleep because of that book, I couldn’t stop reading:)

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  4. Gretchen on June 28, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Glad to hear your finger is on the mend. I use my iPad to read books but I do buy some paper ones too. I think the iPad is great if your travelling as you can fit heaps of books on.

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  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks on June 28, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Love your new chocolate + PB board. Music to my ears!

    Your hand…gah! Every time I think about it I feel so badly for you. Having my own burn drama so can relate to hand injuries.

    The T3 blowdryer. I bought a T3 brand a few yrs ago and it didn’t last. I’m back to using ConAir or other cheapo kinds from Target. Keep us posted on the Sedu.

    Golden Grahams are so good. I grew up on those things and hadnt had them in years, either. Til maybe about 18 mos ago and I bought a box and made smores bars out of them!

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  6. Jeremiah F on June 28, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Your choice of book reading device can be narrowed down by asking yourself what you are after, something to read with or something to be entertained by. The iPad is like a multi-tool in your kitchen, pretty good at a lot of things. The Kindle Paperwhite is a single function tool, and it is amazing at what it does.

    It is light and small, I carry mine in my pocket most days and am able to find time to read anywhere, in line at the grocers, walking to my car, on the treadmill or the throne. Set the brightness to 6 or so (out of 20) and the screen will look like and be as easy to read at high noon on the beach as a fresh paperback, while still being easy to read at midnight in the forest. Without changing a thing. Another way it flat out trumps the iPad is battery life. The kindle battery is good for about 1600 pages (estimating here based on reading 6-8 books per charge) and will not be dead if you put it down for a busy week and suddenly find a spare moment to read.

    So are you out to read, or be entertained? If you do choose to get a kindle stay away from any of the Fire line that is just a tablet like the iPad.

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  7. Andrea Jones on June 28, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I love your Oreo pinterest board!!!

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  8. Melissa on June 28, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I first tried out the Kindle App on my phone to see how I liked reading on a screen. When I found that I didn’t mind it, my husband bought me a Kindle for my birthday. I still get regular books, but I LOVE being able to borrow books from the library while sitting on my couch (or purchase a new one with instant gratification) — and I don’t have to worry about late fees with my Kindle library books, which is always a huge issue for me. I love my regular Kindle! I wasn’t wild about the short delay on the touch screen of the Paperwhite, and I didn’t really need a backlit screen since my husband is okay with me having the light on when I’m reading in bed and he’s sleeping :)

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  9. Tieghan on June 28, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I love your new pinterest board! Sorry to hear about your finger! Hope it gets back to normal soon!

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  10. Amanda on June 28, 2013 at 7:09 am

    There is no need to buy another device. Your iPad is an e-reader. You are able to read books using the Nook and Kindle apps. You can adjust the screen brightness, background color, font etc. to make it more comfortable. If you are not sure, just buy an e-book with a BN gift card (if you have one) or a cheap $2 book and try it out. I have read many books on our iPad using the Nook app and really enjoy it.

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  11. Dana on June 28, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Eek! Sorry about your finger. Glad to hear it’s on the mend!
    I read Gone Girl and really liked it, although I didn’t care for the ending. Kind of thought-provoking though. If you haven’t read Unbroken, I definitely recommend that. I have really gotten away from reading in the past few years as well (I can barely get through all my magazine subscriptions!), but it was one of the best books I’d read in a long time. I really want to read And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini…I loved both his previous books.
    Your new Pinterest boards are killing me! There are WAY too many good recipes. If I made them all I’d be fat and broke. :)

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  12. Jamie @lifelovelemons on June 28, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Omg is it Friday again!? Thank goodness! Gone Girl is unreal. I would also try the new David Sedaris book!

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  13. Nicole on June 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I never thought I would use an e-reader, but my husband bought me the Kindle Paperwhite after seeing me tote around the most recent Game of Thrones novel. I will never go back! Its light-weight and easy to read no matter what type of lighting. I also highly recommend the case that Amazon has for the Paperwhite. It was pricey, but I like it almost as much as the Kindle itself! Best of luck!

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  14. Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks on June 28, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Hope your finger is feeling better! I just recently got the kindle paperwhite 3g and love it! I thought it would be hard to get used to it but its great. Great for reading at night because you do not need any lights on. Also great for travelling because you can have multiple books on one tiny device. I highly recommend it!

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  15. Theresa Murphy on June 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I have had my Kindle for several years (2nd Generation Kindle) and love it! I find I am reading so much more on it than I did paper books. Amazon also offers a lot of free titles. My Kindle fits in my purse and holds 1000’s of books so is very handy for travel. Love, love, love it! Try the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. The 6th book just came out this week. They are quick reads and pretty funny! There is a “talking” Irish Wolfhound in it and he is awesome!

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  16. Katie S. on June 28, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I just finished reading Gone Girl and ohhh my goodness!!! Get ready for crazy twists and turns, it’s an amazing read! Have you read Sharp Objects? It’s by the same author and a much shorter book, I read it in a night, again crazyyyy book that you can’t stop reading! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it! And, I wanted to say thank you for sharing the buzzfeed article ‘ain’t nobody got time for’….I’m still laughing from it!

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    • Mary on June 28th, 2013 at 9:59 am

      Katie,
      I read Gone Girl last summer and just finished Sharp Objects. Almost afraid to find out where the author gets her ideas since I do believe they are not from experience.

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  17. Terry on June 28, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I have a Kindle and iPad (both gifts) but I’m cheap! I continue to get my books free from the library. I reserve popular books months before they come out often being the first person to read them. Our library is lagging behind in the ebook category with no new selections ~ only older books.
    Reading now Ladies Night by Mary Kay Andrews and have Last Original Wife, Revenge Wears Prada and Tell Me waiting on the table to be read!
    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

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    • Linda C. on June 30th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Did you know you can get books for free from the library on your Kindle? That’s my favorite thing about the Kindle! So quick and easy and you can request books too!

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  18. Matt on June 28, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I would recommend an e-ink Kindle. I was against e-readers for the longest time as well. I finally decided to give the Kindle a try. I have a 3rd gen (e-ink) Kindle. I went with the Kindle because it was suppose to be really easy on the eyes, and it is. My son has a Kindle fire that I have read books on as well. I can notice eyestrain on the fire after awhile whereas I’ve never noticed it on my 3rd gen. My son uses the fire mostly for its apps and other multi-media content.

    I’m at the point where I won’t buy actual physical books anymore because they take up too much space in my house. My wife and I have two slightly overflowing bookcases, which is takes up enough space. I ended up having to procure a second kindle for my wife after she tried mine for a few hours. She hasn’t bought physical book since either.

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  19. Linda Yudess on June 28, 2013 at 8:34 am

    hi michelle,
    glad you are doing better!
    you should also try to read “touch & go” by lisa gardner…i, too, loved gone girl!
    i read on my iPad but the glare @ the beach is getting to me…so i am doing research on the paperwhite (all my friends that have paperwhite truly enjoy the read).
    i think jeremiah’s comment above is spot on!
    pls let us know if you decide on the paperwhite….maybe that will help me pull the trigger!
    happy friday!!

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  20. Stephanie on June 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Hey Michelle! I hope you’re feeling better. Glad to hear your finger is on the mend :)
    I have the Kindle Paperwhite and I absolutely love it. CNET ranked it #1 for readers who love to read. I made the switch back in the middle of December and I’ve only read one paperback book since. And it was so hard switching back! Books are so bulky, awkward, and you always lose your page (I do NOT dog-ear, and I can never find my bookmarks, haha). The Paperwhite is light, slim, and it opens up exactly where you left off. (And, you NEED the hard cover that they sell that automatically shuts the kindle off. It’s awesome.) The other girls who say to get the paperwhite already made my points for me so I won’t do it twice. I highly recommend investing in one if you are a serious reader or like to do beach reading :)
    Recommended books for the summer….. I always read Nora Robert’s “The Reef” which is awesome, “Neanderthal Seeks Human” by Penny Reid is hysterical, “Tidal” by Emily Snow takes place in Hawaii, it’s about a surfer and a movie star, but it might be a little deep for summer reading; it was a great book though!, and I love Julie James… she writes smart legal romance. All of hers are great so you can’t go wrong there :) Have a great weekend!

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  21. Kim R on June 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

    How about a post letting us know when we can expect a “Brown Eyed Baker Cookbook”? Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

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  22. marie @ little kitchie on June 28, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I love my Kindle Paperwhite! Have an iPad, but I never read books on it. It’s worth it!

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  23. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet on June 28, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Glad your finger is feeling better. I always have a book going on. It may take me months to get through it but I try to read it a little before bed. I use my iBooks on my ipad or iPhone. I love to use real books but the iBooks has free books. I am currently reading books by Jane Austin because I just love her! Number 6. Hilarious! I look at it and I have made the rainbow bread before. I used it to make Nutella sandwiches for the kids and they thought I was a rock star!!!! Have a great weekend!

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  24. cde on June 28, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I’ve been busy reading in between blogging, and projects this summer as well. I was initially against e-readers as well but I downloaded the free kindle app to my I-phone and absolutely love it. Not sure if it’s just me, but I feel like I can read faster on the screen than actual books. I have downloaded many books, and the library even has e-books for checkout. If you have a smartphone download the app first to get a feel for e-reading books before you invest in a large device..

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  25. Christy H on June 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I was in the same boat, didn’t want to get an ereader. I enjoyed borrowing books from friends and turning pages, but my husband got me a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas. Now I have no experience with any other reader, but I LOVE my Kindle! I don’t find it heavy, especially after holding big books up, but I have nothing to compare it too. I LOVE its versatility. I can read, I can watch Netflix, I can surf the web. Its a great size, has great settings to change brightness and color of the background of your pages. My favorite thing about it though, I can set it on the treadmill, bump up the font so that I can read it easier and do my walk/jog workout. You flip pages with a flick of a finger. It is by far my most favorite present my husband has ever gotten for me!

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  26. Moira @ Hearth and Homefront on June 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I have a Kindle and I find I still go back and forth between physical books and ebooks. It’s nice to have the option frankly, and I love being able to get the book I want instantly. I find the kindle WAY easier to read on than any of the reading apps on my iPad (except for magazines-those are great on the iPad). Glad you’re finger is feeling better! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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  27. Stacy on June 28, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I just recently gave up my Kindle and went to a tablet. The tablet was cheaper than the Kindle Fire and it also has GPS. I loved the Kindle. I’m addicted to it. You can get free books from your library. You can get free books from Amazon. I am a “friend” of our public library and while people donate books, I feel like I’m saving a few trees by not having books lying around everywhere. It’s a 50/50. But for sure the paperwhite…it’s so nice to be able to read at night.

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  28. Elizabeth on June 28, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Sorry about your finger. This is my first post to you but couldn’t resist talking about books, I’m obsessed with reading! I’m not much of a sci-fi fan other than Harry Potter but I started reading the Game of Thrones series and just can’t seem to stop reading them. I’m on book 3 and completely attached to all the characters. If you can dedicate yourself to the first 100 pages and trying to keep the characters straight, you’re going to fall in love with it. I too haven’t made the switch to an e-reader, still reading a traditional book. I love the smell of them bu oe day I’ll start using my iPad. Thanks for all your recipes, I follow religiously and the buckeyes prove to be a hit every family get together with my Sicilian family!

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  29. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on June 28, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I’m glad to hear that your finger is feeling better! You can’t go wrong with a board devoted entirely to Oreo recipes!

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  30. Jennifer on June 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I was a die hard paper book person, but I got a Nook for half price and thought I’d give it a try. I love Love LOVE it now!! I don’t even like reading regular books anymore!! I get free books for my Nook from my local library, and from various deals online so I don’t ever pay full price for books. It’s at the point now that I am bummed when someone gives me a paper copy of a good book that I want to read because I’d MUCH RATHER read it on my Nook!!
    I started reading the Pendragon series because my niece was reading it and I wanted to read it with her, but now I’m on book 9 and it’s really awesome!!!

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  31. Mary on June 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I thought I’d never go to an e-reader but with all of us reading and the stacks of books getting higher I finally gave in. A few years ago I bought my husband a Kindle for the train ride. He likes it. With that amazon account I can download to all our phones (droids), my Mac and my son’s I-pad. My husband and I are often reading the same book and asking each other where we are in the story. My daughter (13) gets them on her phone but sometimes will say, “Mom can I get this one in book form?” The hardest part of an e-reader is not being able to easily find a spot that you want to go back to reread, I have old tired eyes and can read on my phone. It’s worth a try.

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  32. Linda on June 28, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I’ve had a Kindle Fire since it came out. I have loved it so much. It has so many cool tools to use while reading. I like that I can pop to the internet or check my email real quick while reading without missing a step. However, I just bought an iPad mini. I put Kindle reader on it and haven’t missed a beat. I like the mini much better – it’s lighter, plus can do more things than the kindle could.

    It’s nice to have my “book” with me all the time as it fits nicely and lightly into my purse. I have a keyboard case that looks like the back of the mini so it is totally protected in there. When I have to sit and wait somewhere I can whip it out, then just stop reading and it knows where I left off. I was a die hard book reader – in fact I’ve had a hard time getting rid of my favorite authors books. It’s nice to de-clutter – but I have definitely been hanging on to old books I’ve already read. I wish there was an application that could just flatten them so I can put them away and not take up space!!

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  33. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on June 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Gone Girl is great. Right now I’m in the Game of Thrones series and can’t escape it, just too addicting. I’ve been using a Kindle for years and I can’t go back to paperback, I just love the idea of having so many books in one device that hardly weighs anything. It’s comfortable in bed too.

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  34. Jackie on June 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I have an iPad and spent a bit of time reading on that before I dove in and bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite for my birthday last year.

    It is AMAZING. Just being able to sit on the beach or outside on my deck and read without glare makes it worth it. I can slip it in my purse and have something to do while waiting for my oil to be changed or doctor’s appointments.

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  35. Christine on June 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Since you have the cutest dog, I would recommend The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. It is a beautiful book written from the point of view of a dog named Enzo. It’s a wonderful look into the world of a dog and made me appreciate my dog even more than I already did.

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  36. Gretchen on June 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I agree with all the comments about the Kindle Paperwhite. I have had all versions of the Kindle and the Paperwhite is the best. It’s small and it’s backlight rocks! The reason I like the Kindle above a Kindle Fire or an iPad is it really is all about reading. I won’t be distracted by a message, email or a ” I will just go check out Facebook”. It’s small and lightweight. I can carry it in my purse when I travel. Get a Kindle and you will never regret the decision.

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  37. Beckie on June 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I just use the Kindle and the Nook apps for my iPad. I’ve never had any problems with either app, and its nice when I’m on vacation I can just bring my ipad and have my whole book collection. Check your local library too, a lot of them have e-books available to borrow. For the Kindle books, you download it through amazon and at the end of the lending period, you simply cannot access the book anymore unless you borrow it again or purchase it.
    Hope your finger is better soon!

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  38. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel on June 28, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Oh no! I’m glad it wasn’t too serious. Accidents really stink when it requires a visit like that! As for e-readers. I have a nook and an ipad. You can read nook and kindle books on an ipad so if you already have an ipad, I wouldn’t bother getting something different.

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  39. Marcie @ flavor the moments on June 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Gone Girl was an incredible book – dark, but very intense and full of twists. I just finished Jane Eyre for book club and loved it. Next up is To Kill A Mockingbird. I’m so glad I joined my book club, because I’d gotten away from reading for years! I tried the Kindle, and while it was nice, I like reading a book the old fashioned way, and keeping it on the bookshelf. Happy Friday!

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  40. Rachel on June 28, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I have the original kindle and I LOVE it! It’s great and while I did enjoy the page turning aspect of ‘real’ books, I don’t want to read paperback books anymore. The good thing about the kindle vs. the ipad is I enjoy laying out in the summer and reading, with the kindle you don’t have to worry about a glare. It’s truly a great investment and there are plenty of offers for free or $0.99 books so you don’t spend nearly as much money on paperback books! Good luck!

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  41. Elizabeth on June 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Good morning! I love reading! Have you checked out the website goodreads.com? The site is a great way to keep track of books you want to read & to see what everyone thinks about them. My book suggestions are My Name is Memory by: Ann Brashares, The Passage by: Justin Cronin & Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. :)

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  42. Kim on June 28, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Hope you are on the mend—so sorry to hear about the kitchen accident! Ouch. Looks like Einstein is liking his new digs :) Have a great weekend, fell better soon!

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  43. Karen on June 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

    looks like someone got their summer haircut! Check out the summer reading list from Coastal Living magazine – I found all of them to sound pretty good! I have a kindle and have read the Hunger Games series on it but I really prefer a physical book. Am reading Inside a Dog and Dan Brown’s Inferno right now – both great.

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  44. Katie on June 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Gone Girl is incredible- you won’t be disappointed!! “Tell The Wolves I’m Home” is a little “heavy” of a read, but it is really good. I just finished “The 5th Wave” and if you’re into dystopian fiction, I highly recommend that as well! “The Night Circus” was probably the best book I have ever read in my life- no joke.

    I use Barnes & Noble’s Simple Touch for my eReader. I always go back and forth between an eBook and a real book (ok, sometimes 2 or 3 real books). It’s affordable and gets the job done. None of that backlit nonsense that messes with your eyes and keeps you up late. I think it’s like $79 too. No games, no apps, just books.

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  45. Aimee St.Germain (Cooking the Strip) on June 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Wishing you a speedy recovery with that finger! I also just ordered Gone Girl – it was my pick for a book club I’m in – I really hope everyone likes it! And you’re more than welcome to join in on our book club get-together in July! (it’s a pretty casual group and we’re not too serious about it, just use it as an excuse to get friends together for food and drinks). ;)

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  46. Lyn on June 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I also have an ipad and you can get your kinle on your ipad! For free! Just download the app! I also use book bub for free books! And on your ipad you can also borrow books from your library and that is free! How much better can ya get? Lol

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  47. jyllzie on June 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I am reading Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen. It’s a hoot! Murder and mayham in the Florida Keys. He has a very sarcastic writing style that I love…
    Gotta check out Gone Girl…may even have it on my shelf patiently waiting to be read :)

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  48. jyllzie on June 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    ‘mayhem’ that is…

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  49. Emily on June 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Go for the kindle. It’s not comparable to the kindle app on the iPad if you want to read without feeling like you’re using a computer. I just have an old keyboard kindle and I love it. It feels like reading a book! I may upgrade to the paper white at some point as I’ve heard good things. I also have an iPad that I love for different things, but for reading the kindle is definitely preferred. I can’t recommend it enough, honestly!

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  50. Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} on June 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    So random connection… When I was little, I had a “finger incident” too. I also had to get 5 stitches on my left middle finger. I hope yours heals quickly!!

    My mom protested getting an e-reader for SO long but we got her one for Mother’s Day a couple years ago and to this day she stills says how it was the most perfect and best gift she’s been given!! We both have the B&N Nook. I personally love B&N so that’s why we went with that. Also, iPads weren’t out then…. We have 1st generation. I know they have a Nook that is just for reading (similar to the Kindle paperwhite). If you already have an iPad, I agree with other comments to get just a dedicated e-reader.

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