Several years back- my dad gave me a Kindle Fire as a gift. I’ll be honest- it was kind of lost on me for a while (other than binge watching OITNB while sewing bulk orders for Monarch Couture and doing the same again with Once Upon a Time when I painted my kitchen cabinets) Seems to me that a Kindle is supposed to be more of a tool for reading- than for Netflix- but alas- I did not utilize it as such. Cut to the end of 2016 when I sat down with myself and wrote out a list of qualities and actions that I wanted to see within myself. One of these was that I wanted to be a person who read more books. As a child I devoured books (I reading Stephen King’s: The Eyes of The Dragon at age 9 and East of Eden for fun when I was 12 years old) but you could say that in my High School years I started getting distracted by all of the things your rightly told not to do- so reading started to become something I did to pass the test as opposed to something I did to pass the time. Although my high school antics did not last very far into my adulthood- my reading, unfortunately did continue to suffer.
Well I’m happy to say that I’m already off to a great start this year, most likely getting through 3-4 books in January alone. It certainly helps that I’ve kicked my cellphone out of my bedroom and replaced it with a good old fashioned alarm clock- so now I’m in the habit of reading before bed, as opposed to cruising the black hole of hypnotic internet doom on my iphone. But even with this great start- most of my reading was still of the paper variety. Then, last week I had to read a book on a deadline and I realized that ordering it to my Kindle was instant- whereas the ship date on the paper copy was too late. I started reading it 10 minutes later and my actual love for the beauty of reading on a kindle was officially born. I will always love and cherish paper books- but I’m seriously digging my new reading buddy. The best part is how easy it is to look up words (I’m a firm believer that, when reading, it’s important to look up all words that you don’t fully understand) which let me tell you, would have really come in handy when dealing the all of the specialized architecture terminology in The Fountainhead.
All of this brings me to the real reason you’re reading this blog RN- the combination of my excitement for thrifted sheets and my newfound Kindle obsession- united to inspire a DIY Kindle holder created from a thrifted sheet, an scrap of dress, and some leftover fabric. I’m super happy with my new case! The old one was practical but conservative and starting to get crusty AF.
I am over the moon with this lovely new case. I just love the fact that it can be made with sheets and scraps. What do you want tomato out of sheets?? I’d love to know. I’m off to read more stories in style!