So, I finally gave in.
I took advantage of Amazon Prime Day and bought a Kindle Paperwhite.
I didn’t want to, but I had to: my apartment is tiny and there’s no more room for books.
The reason I didn’t want a Kindle is that I’ve always loved books – not just the words they contain, but also their physicality, their feel in my hands.
Growing up, I could spend hours in bookstores. Just being among books made me feel good. All those spines, and covers, and the smell of new pages…
Pages… Did you know that Kindle ebooks don’t have page numbers? All you see is the percentage read, so instead of seeing, say, page 62, you’ll see, like, 20%. How cold and scientific is that? A book is a work of art (sometimes, LOL!), not a lab experiment… I want my page numbers back, for God’s sake! [Wait! I’ve just found out while editing the post that you can actually get page numbers to show if the publisher included them in the book file. PHEW!]
Anyways, if all that matters to you is the content of books, you’re going to love the Kindle. I mean, there definitely are aspects that I love, too – like being able to start reading virtually any book whenever and wherever I want, or that ebooks are usually cheaper than their physical counterparts.
Beyoncé performing live at San Siro Stadium in Milan
In other news, Monday I went to Milan for Beyoncé’s concert, which was completely and utterly amazing. How could so much talent (and beauty) end up into a single human being?
If I could ‘steal’ something from her, I think it would be:
- her voice. It literally gave me goosebumps when she sang a cappella.
- her omnipresent wind machine. You know, the stage area was huge: there was one main stage that was linked by runways to two smaller stages, and there also was another runaway on the right of the main stage. Well, no matter where she was within that area, she’d always have wind in her hair. How cool would it be to always have wind in your hair wherever you go? I mean, in our 38°C, 80% humidity weather, it would really come in handy! 😉
The Bobbi Brown #BeWhoYouAre campaign celebrates women’s natural beauty
Have you seen the Bobbi Brown #BeWhoYouAre campaign? I saw it this week on Instagram and fell in love with the concept. It celebrates women’s natural beauty and promotes the idea that makeup should enhance, rather than mask – an idea I, too, try to push forward in my own small way.
In a world where the biggest Instagram sensation is a teenage girl whose appearance has been completely altered by plastic surgery (68.4 million followers. Like, REALLY?!), I think Bobbi Brown’s campaign is a breath of fresh air.
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What have you been up to this week?
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