Friday, March 25, 2011

Discussion Time: Domains/BBC/Ereaders

I have been dying to go to some kind of Book convention this year, and use it as a vacation. I'm actaully a little afraid of going by myself to an unknown city or state for that matter. I don't have any friends really interested in reading like I do. I wanted to go to the convention down in Austin (in April kind of like a birthday present to myself but I'm carless) but it looks like that probably won't happen so I'm thinking the next couple of ones are the dark days of supernatural which looks like it's coming to Texas in June? I'm guessing here. Or the bigger one which is the Book Blogger Con convention in New York. I'm interested to know if anyone is going to that. I think if I have some idea what it would be like then I could make myself save money for that (plane, food and hotel wise) I guess really I'm just curious. Any thoughts/ideas?

So I've been thinking also about getting a domain name. I've wanted one for a very, VERY long time now. I was just curious as to what everyone thinks. For those of you who have domain names where did you end up getting them from? How much? Is it easy to do?

One more question. Those who have E-readers: Kindle and Nook. Why do you like the one you have? Once I get my income tax check I was planning on getting myself one at first I wanted the Kindle, but now I'm thinking Nook. The only problem with the nook is I'm more of an amazon person then the other. Any thoughts?

This is my desk yet all I have on it are books. :0 That shelf is kind of bending in the middle I might have to change and put paperbacks up there.

Another picture of my desk with more added books.

This was just a random picture I decided to take. I decided that instead of just leaving everything I got in a box I would put it on the board and hang the board in my room. I'm weird I know. :)
So this is what my books and their shelf has come down to.
:( Very small compared what I did have with the built in bookshelves.


  1. That's a super cute idea, Ash!

    For the domain name, Parajunkee has step-by-step instructions on her website. I just saw that the other day because someone else just got one.

    As far as E-Readers go.. You know I'm all about my Nook Color. The Kindle still doesn't have all of the options that it does. Plus you don't have to worry about trying to find a light to clip on to the case, etc. It's backlit.

    I also purchase regular books from Amazon more than B&N. Because I have prime shipping and they're usually less expensive. So, it doesn't bother me to do both. You don't have to go into B&N to purchase & download a Nook book, just press a button.

  2. I should have known you would say the nook. :) I guess I'll have to look into that one.

  3. I'm a newbie when it comes to e-readers though. Continue to ask around! Ask again in your IMM. I still hear so many others that would disagree with me. (Probably because of the free or 99 cent books from Amazon)

    So, check it out..

  4. I'm no help :( I don't have an e-reader and I'm also too afraid to go to book conventions! I like your swag board idea though. You'll have a pretty awesome collage when you've filled up your board.

  5. SR- It's okay.I'm a little afraid to go to, but I think it would be kinda fun to see the going ons and all.

  6. I can't provide much help - I don't own an ereader either nor do I have plans for a convention yet! :( Of course, I want to, but the mulah is strapped. If I were you, I would just take a risk and go to NYC. Sometimes getting out of your comfort zone will open up some great doors!

  7. Hey any help is good for me. :) I understand about the money and all I figure if I can save what money I would normally spend on books the next two months or however long it is til then I might be good. (I spend quite a bit on books every week I have no control) I know it would be a big step for me to get out of my little town Texas bubble I have here. :)

  8. For a domain name try Allenhost. They are inexpensive and were really nice to deal with.

    For an E reader go with the kindle. Lots more books available, books are loanable and kindle has text to speech. Very nice for workouts or commuting.

    As for the convention I can't help you there.

  9. Gina- Thanks. :) I'll have to look them up. I keep thinking kindle because that was my first choice I was just curious to see what others thought.

  10. I know this is an older post, but I'm a kindle fan on the IPAD. I have trouble with my eyes when I read white background with black lettering. My kindle app gives me the opp to have black background with white letters, plus with Kindle there is no sales tax when buying a book.


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