Sunday, January 29, 2012

A New Obsession...

The first obsession that I can recall was reading.  Reading any and everything.  Comic books, novels, magazines.  Even cookbooks.

Next came a typewriter.  As the years rolled on, I fell in love with video games.  Then a word processor.  Then...computers.   I've always loved to type; writing in longhand seems to stifle my creativity.  Besides, when my hand starts to cramp up, my words become very hard to read.  It isn't fun.  But typing is fun, and always will be for me.  I'm a fast typist, and every now and then I sample a few online typing tests.

But now, just as I'm in the midst of prepping another book recommend and writing a kid's book, my attention has been stolen by the newest online obsession:  Pinterest.

It's fun.  I'll admit it now.  But once you start putting things on your boards, you won't come up for air.  Trust me on this one.  You'll forget your family, your favorite t.v. shows.  You'll even forget that you should have been at work two hours ago.

I did open a board for Book Hog's recommended reads.  Each caption is short and to the point.  Having the cover of the book on display is a definite plus.  And I'm sure that publishers will be very happy to see their books out there for the world to see.   Especially books that have either been largely ignored, out-of-print, or rather obscure.

We've discovered a new world, folks.

Pinterest's world.  And we just live in it.


Passionate Bookworm said...

I havent become quite so obsessed lol. But I admit it's very fun. I find lots of artsy ideas there!

Kate Scott said...

I'd never heard of pinterest until now. I just checked out the site and it does look fun/adictive. I'll have to play around with it for a while.

Jacki said...

I have a new word for it: Pintercrack.