“NO REAL ESCAPE To My Nirvana” – Excerpt #5 – Book By Chrissy Smith

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“Falling off Earth”  

We were back in town now and I knew that I needed to get in touch with the Leonardi’s. It had been way too long since the wedding but yet it was only about a week or so. It just seemed like an eternity to me. I didn’t like not knowing what was going on with him. Michael said he’d come to the local hospital with me, where they had rushed Uncle Frank the night of our wedding.

  I dressed simply in a cream-colored pant suit. I didn’t want to look like a total scrub or anything. Michael just wore nice dress jeans and his usual button down baby blue shirt. It was our first time going out as Husband and Wife but unfortunately it was to the hospital that we were going.  I had to find out about Uncle Frank and see if there was anything I could do for him or the family, at least. I know we could never ever come close to repaying him for all that he did for us. But we could at least be there for him, in his time of need.  I was hoping that Aunt Joy and his family didn’t think anything bad about me coming around. They were such good people who I was sure wouldn’t mind the intrusion. After all it had been about a week now.     

   We got to the hospital and finally found a parking space but it was like a mile away. I hate parking that far. Guess I’m a bit spoiled is all. The walk was nice though, as they had all these beautiful flowerbeds. I actually took pictures with my cell phone of them. I’m sure people thought that was weird but I just loved taking pictures and would any chance I got. I had to get my photo albums organized. Pictures were in a heap and piling up on me. I even had old film from about ten years prior to now and had no idea what was on these rolls. I would soon develop them and I was sure to be surprised by all of them. I couldn’t imagine what I had taken all those rolls of film of at that point in time.     

   We made our way inside the door, to the front desk. I asked for a visitor’s pass to see Frank Leonardi. They asked me if I was family and I said “no” but wanted to say “yes”. But it’d be pretty hard to explain it all so I said nothing. They probably would not have asked for proof or anything but I am an “honesty” type of girl.      The lady then said that she had no record of that patient being there. I said well he was brought in on my wedding night. He had a heart attack and wanted to make sure he is all right. I had to go on my honeymoon and haven’t heard from his family, as yet. The lady looked at me like I had ten heads and simply replied “We have NO RECORDS for that patient being here.” I waited and went on. I said to her that she must have some kind of records because that man was brought in here at around 7:40 p.m. on my wedding date about a week ago. She looked up with her black-rimmed glasses under her eyes and said again “I’m sorry dear, I have absolutely NO RECORDS of that patient being here that day or any day recently. I can’t tell you any more than that. This is just how it is and we have no records for this person here in our database.” She said with a tone of total disgust.    

  I decided I wasn’t going to press the issue with her any more. I told her that I needed to speak to her Supervisor right away. She replies “that I can make an appointment to see her on Monday, when she gets back from vacation.” She squealed with a harsh tone to me. Again looking over her black-rimmed glasses with her black bangs tasselled over them. She looked so evil but she didn’t scare me. I had matched wits with the best of them and survived. Who the hell did she think she was?      Michael ushered me out of there before I really caused a scene with this black widowed lady. She was irate and I was in no mood for her. And where the hell was Uncle Frank now? Was he even alive? Where was his family and why hadn’t they called me? It was like he’d fell off the face of the earth. I told Michael we needed to get right home so I could make some damn calls. I was so fucking mad and it wasn’t at all funny. This lady only added to my frustrations with her callousness and lack of concern for what I was saying. Michael knew I was pissed off and didn’t dare say a word to me, the whole damn ride. We sat in silence with me huffing and puffing, while plotting my next move.     

   I knew it, nothing ever stays the same. We can never just be happy and live life. Some goddamn drama always had to come our way. I’d never just have a quiet normal type of life. Here we were in the rat race of things again. I had to make some calls and fast. I had to get to the bottom of this. I would call every damn hospital in the county if I had to. Uncle Frank had to be at one of them. He helped me and now I had to find out what happened to him. I knew he needed my help now. So, that was just what I was going to do. I was going to help Uncle Frank now.      How on earth could Uncle Frank ever be a fucking “missing person”? He is way too old for this and if I didn’t know better I was getting gray hairs by the minute while only being 30 years old now. This was just too insanely ridiculous to imagine to me.      I got home and rushed in the door. I was so pissed off I almost forgot to kiss the kids “Hello”. They are so damn sweet to me. “Hello Mommy!” they all said in unison. It was too cute for words and I was loving how the “Mommy” sounded now. I loved being a Mother now and I just loved everything about my life. But now I had work to do. I told Sarah and Heather to please give me a few hours. I told them after that they could have the night off but that I was on pressing business now and it couldn’t wait.     

   I went in my bedroom door and locked the door behind me. I went to my office set-up in my room and got on the computer to check a few things out. I pulled up old mob related articles on the Leonardi’s and other mafia types. I did some research like I had never done before. I didn’t have a lot of time to spend on this. I felt that time was not on my side or Uncle Frank’s either if I wanted to find him. But did he really need me to find him? Or did he even want to be found? I just didn’t have any clue or any answers now. I just knew that I had to do this and that was all I knew. Michael stayed downstairs and away from me. He knew whatever was going on was my deal and I needed to do it alone.     

   I made what seemed like hundreds of calls but am sure it was more like twenty or so. I even called my friends at the Police Department but they could care less about an 88-year old Mob Boss. I could understand their dilemma but they already knew about him. They also were pissed off that he got the job done for me and not them. So, they were yet again useless to me.     

   I had no choice I was alone in this matter. I tried to call the Leonardi’s house and their landline had been shut off or something. It was strange because an old woman answered and said that I had the wrong number. But just two weeks ago, it was the right number. It made absolutely no sense at all to me. No one could do all this in this short of a time. It just wasn’t possible or was it? I just didn’t have any answers and none of it made any logical sense to me.  But I had to try to do something here. I told Michael I was going out and he didn’t even ask me to where. I told him there was something I needed to do. I left in a hurry forgetting to even kiss him goodbye or give him my usual kiss on the cheek. He understood so I knew it was fine. He just whispered, “I love You, Sammy.” As I walked out the door. I didn’t answer back but heard those words.     

   I went to 76 Grand Mile Road in the town of Armonk, New York. I was flabbergasted by what I saw there. The point was I saw nothing. Uncle Frank’s house was gone from that road. There was nothing there. No house, no barn, no horses or even a field with fences. It was all gone. Like it never existed, at all. The ground didn’t even appear to be dirt. It had a big grassy space on it. SO, it didn’t look like the house had been demolished and buried. It looked more like nothing was ever standing there, at all. How could this be? How could this happen? What the hell was going on here? Was I now going insane or something??? I was pale as a ghost and now didn’t know what to think, feel or even do.     

   No one would ever believe this one. No one would ever expect this. They’d think I was crazy telling this story but the funny thing was that this was a true story. I don’t know who did this or how they accomplished it but they did do it. It wasn’t my imagination, nor was I a crazy lunatic woman with a vengeance for the truth about Uncle Frank and his “missing person” status. I was as sane as the day I was born. There was no sane explanation for any of this. But I would search for Uncle Frank until I found him. This was not going to happen to me and it was surely not going to happen to Uncle Frank. I was not going to let this happen.     

   Uncle Frank was there for me so many times and now I was going to be there for Uncle Frank no matter what. He needed me and I needed him. Falling off the face of the earth well, that’s just not an easy thing for anyone to do. But somehow Uncle Frank had managed to accomplish this feat. I was im-pressed but really fucking disgusted by it all. How could he do this to me?

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Photo & Book Excerpt By Chrissy Smith       

Morning “INK” Edition – Are Editors For YOUR Book Really Needed?

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I’m sure many of us ask this question…Are Editors really needed for my book? Firstly, notice I say “Editors” in its plural form not singular and that’s because you most definitely have to have more than “one eye” looking at your book. Even if it’s family, friends or acquaintances along side a great editor don’t skimp on the eyes looking over your book. In the end, it’s well worth the effort you put into this. So, the answer to the above question I asked is even if you have impeccable editing skills you still need  “fresh eyes” to look over your book-without a doubt. You can be the master of the trade of editing but there is always something more that you may miss. I think it is imperative that you have more than one person look at your book. If you can hire an editor than by all means do so. Make sure to check that editor out and get some testimonials as to his or her skills. Don’t just take the first one that comes along or worry over fees. I believe that editing of a book is as important as what you have written in the book. We all know that feeling of reading a book with poor editing. Nowadays there are lots on the market with self-publishing going haywire on us.

My feeling is that if you are exceptional at the skills of editing than by all means take it on. But please have a second or even more than one person look it over after your editing of it. Even if there are absolutely no editions needed they can always critique an idea or have some added input for you. Most of us are not up to the standards needed to edit. Even if we can edit the book somewhat well, there is always more that can be done. No one wants to read a book with poor editing. It is a big distraction from reading the storyline. I am the worst at editing so, I don’t even try to. Yes, I love the commas and of course, they are all placed wrong. Sometimes I feel one is needed and I just leave it out. I know for the most part that it’s probably not needed if I think it is. I’m sure after reading this you get what I’m saying here:) But with me this is a “fun” type of blog and a very laid back and relaxed one. So, I do tend to try not to fuss over it much here. Although, with your books it is a must-fuss necessity to edit, edit and edit some more. However you choose to do that is fine but please by all means find that “fresh-eye” to help you out. Good Morning and Enjoy your day WordPress Bloggers and everyone else reading this elsewhere!!

Photo and Article By Chrissy Smith

Morning “INK” Edition – Newsflash…”The Mullet” Went Out With The 80′S!

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I’m not one to judge others but am noticing a lot of people mainly men in their 50′s and 60′s have not realized this “Newsflash”. So, it was great to see the mullet in the 80′s on Billy Ray Cyrus, The Outfield and many, many others. But nowadays it’s just getting old to see this on these 50-something year old men. Guys, it’s time to give-up the mullet and go for a more neat and tidy look or anything other than the damn mullet. Some of us loved it then but times change and most people do tend to change with the times. Although, then there are others that just can’t do it.

My husband was stuck in the rut of the mullet. He sported this trend if you can call it that from the 80′s to get this…2004. Thankfully, I wasn’t around to see this or I would have probably chopped his locks myself. He had the Billy Ray Cyrus type of mullet and I am positive it was getting old by 2004 but for some reasons “some ladies” seemed to really love it. He rocked that mess of a hair style like no tomorrow. BUT now at the age of 50 he wants his long locks back. I told him “NO WAY, NO HOW!!” and most of all reminded him he was 50 years old now and would look like a fool. With that being said you can only rock these styles for as long as they last and then they just look asinine. It was okay I guess on the 20-somethings, even the 30-somethings back in the 1980′s but once you were 40 years old and not a rock star than it’s just plain foolish I’m thinking.

Please for the love of god let this wave of stupidity leave us once and for all. These old rockers sporting this old haircut really need to move into the 21st century and join all of us! With that being said I’m off and about for a while…so, have a nice day!!

              
Article By Chrissy Smith & Photos on Google

Morning “INK” Edition – Beauty Tips From A Beauty School Dropout:)

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I graduated from Barbizon modeling school at 14 years old BUT yes, I dropped out of cosmetology school at 18 years old-only after 6 months. I had what I thought at 18 years old was a good reason…I was embarrassed. If I did it over again I would have just bit the bullet and went back. Well, what happened was I went with four of my friends from cosmetology school one day to Seaside Heights in New Jersey. We were off to the beach for a day of fun in the sun. We were all on the beach for less than 15 minutes when I found myself wanting to bury myself in the sandy beach and hide forever. We all went to take our shirts and shorts off, when I noticed I was the only one wearing a bikini. I had a really awesome red and black bikini which my boyfriend at the time told me looked awesome on me. I wore it that day but when my friends took all their clothes off well…I was the only one in a two-piece and they all were sporting one piece bathing suits. This was not the embarrassing aspect. We sat there and suddenly three or four boys we’ll call them walked by and we all heard one of them say “Look at the fat one-of course, she is the one wearing the bikini!”. I was mortified. Needless to say, I was only 140 pounds and did not look fat at all. Plus, I always looked 20 pounds lighter than I was, as I was a bit taller than some. All my friends heard them and I guess they too were now embarrassed because we all picked up our things, went back to the car to a parking ticket and left back for New York.

After all that I didn’t want to go back to cosmetology school. My friends did all call me and try to get me to come back but I just was too out of sorts by the whole situation down at the beach in New Jersey. Yeah, it was kid stuff but back then it was a big deal to me. SO, with that being said here are some of my so-called beauty tips for you!!

1. The most important one for both men and women. After 40 years old for many women your hair may seem to be thinning or breaking off more. You may find you have split ends or it’s just doesn’t have as much volume as you thought. Well, there is a dietary supplement that my Doctor actually recommended to me. It’s called Biotin and you can get it at Rite Aid, CVS, Walmart, Target, Kmart or any type of other pharmacy or department store. You can take the highest milligrams once daily but I take 2500mg which seems to do the trick in strengthening my hair. It will not most likely regrow it but will help with losing it and will repair it. I have thinning hair due to age and bleaching the crap out of it. It tends to break off if I don’t take this daily. But this is a great dietary supplement for hair and problems with it at any age-not just over 40.

Listed Information on Biotin:

  • Biotin is an important B Vitamin
  • Helps to support healthy hair and skin
  • Essential for the intermediate metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats

Dietary Supplement. Vegetarian formula. Found in foods such as oatmeal and soy, Biotin, a water soluble B Vitamin, assists in energy metabolism in cells. Biotin helps to support healthy skin and hair.

 

2. Colgate’s Octagon (Laundry) Soap for acne and smoother skin at any age. Okay, this is an old remedy of my husband’s mother. And yes, after 40 I still have some acne but with gentle wrinkles started to appear. It may even help them, as well. Either way this is a great product. My husband’s late mother had all his siblings (all 9 of them) use this for acne and none of them ever had acne. This product now comes in a soap size bar but when you get it you may be wondering about it-as it is for taking stains out of laundry. I got it and said I’m going to put laundry detergent on my face-say what? But it does work. It’s dark green and may look scary to you but give this to your kids as well for them for acne. They need to use it at least twice a day along with yourself. You can only buy this through Amazon and eBay now I’m thinking. I don’t think it’s carried anymore in regular stores. But a great must-have product. Plus, you can always through some in your load of clothes for optimal cleanliness with no stains.

Information from site on Octagon Soap:

  • best all purpose soap
  • hand soap
  • acne remedy

Colgate’s Octagon Soap is an old-fashioned soap that is a versatile, economical choice for tackling an array of household tasks. A single bar of simply packaged, long-lasting Octagon Soap can perform several tasks so you don’t have to worry about buying multiple targeted products. Octagon was originally marketed as laundry soap (in the pre-washing machine era) but here’s some other household uses that I’ve wrangled up from around the web: Dish soap * Hand soap * Clothing stain remover * Acne remedy * Bug bite/poison oak and ivy remedy * Grease remover Household Uses: Cabinet/woodwork cleaner * Stove cleaner * Bathtub/tile cleaner * Tick repellent

3. A daily wash for men and women’s face-a good choice is Noxzema. Noxzema has been around since I was a teenager. You can wash twice daily with Noxzema and it helps with oily skin. It’s great for those with acne. The best way to use this is to use a wash cloth and hot steaming water on it. You press this washcloth over the Noxzema you have heavily put on your face. Leave the washcloth on there for a minute or two then wash it all off. Your face will feel exceptionally clean and have a shine to it. This is also an old-remedy of someone I use to know. Everyone’s mother seems to have an old-remedy these days:)

Listed Information on Noxzema: 

  • Cleans deeply to remove dirt, oil, and makeup
  • Leaves skin soft and moisturized without over drying
  • Tested by dermatologists
  • Enriched with soothing eucalyptus oil
  • Use on wet or dry skin


Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream gives you clean, smooth skin with the Noxzema classic tingle in an easy to use pump. This cream works deeply, removing oil, dirt, and makeup to leave your skin soft without over drying.

This cream reaches deep into pores, removing oil, dirt, and makeup to leave your skin soft without over drying.

Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream reaches deep into pores to remove dirt, oil, and makeup, leaving your skin soft and smooth without over drying. Dermatologist tested, the Deep Cleansing Cream refreshes with the classic Noxzema tingle. Cooling Eucalyptus and Moisturizing Ingredients Made with eucalyptus oil and soothing linseed and soybean oils, Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream removes dirt and oils as it moisturizes.

Use Wet or Dry

The Original Deep Cleansing Cream can be used on a wet or dry face. Apply generously, and then use your fingertips or a wet washcloth to massage the cream into your skin using a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly, avoiding contact with your eyes. In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water.

4.  Under eye circles aka dark circles can be very stressful to many. I have yet to find something to totally get rid of them BUT to hide them with a slight lightening of them I have found a product I use daily. It’s Maybelline make-up and it’s called Instant Acne REWIND Eraser for dark circles. It is also for acne. You can use this product under your eyes to hide dark circles along with any blemishes or imperfections you may have. So, it kills two birds with one stone for you!! Play around and find the best color for under your eyes and your skin tone. I use a “honey” named color. The darker ones seem to work better to hide dark eye circles and I am very fair skin but that’s what works for me. I have used this product for many, many years and nothing else has worked to hide my eye circles although they aren’t worst I’ve seen. This is an awesome much-needed product of mine-that I cannot live without on a daily basis.

The listed information on this product: 

  • With goji berry and haloxyl
  • Instantly erases the appearance of dark circles and fine lines
  • Visibly diminishes the appearance of puffiness

Instantly creates a radiant, refreshed looking eye area. Super concentrated formula with goji berry and haloxyl helps to erase the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, while visibly diminishing the appearance of puffiness around the eyes.

5. The best eyeliner I have found is Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner. I have gone through many types of eyeliners. Most of them have smudged under my eyes making me look like a raccoon. I was allergic to a lot of them, as well. None of them stayed on at all and I was not happy with any of them. I then stumbled upon this eyeliner many years ago and have never strayed from it since. They do have a liquid version of it as well and that does work too if you like liquid but I use this in the pencil form. This does not smudge, I am not allergic to it and it lasts most of the day. I may reapply it once during the day but the big plus is it stays where I put it. So, this is my product for eyeliners. This product comes in Brown, teal, black, gray, navy and more!! Great product-would recommend.

 

Just a FYI here- you can buy cheaper mascara products as they are all mostly made from the same things. The cheaper ones work just as well as the more expensive ones. Maybelline makes a great one which is cheaper as opposed to going real cheap with NYC or something like that. Your on your own with lipsticks. I do buy cheap here but do admit the more expensive stay-on ones work better. So, save your money on mascara and other make-up products and spend it on the lipstick. Lipsticks can make your world go round. One day my husband came home with a new colored lipstick for me. I had been wearing the same baby pink for years. Now I buy different colors all the time for him, as this something he seems to really like and notice about me. SO, for the ladies don’t shy away from your lipstick… take a chance on a new color and sport it for your man:) Also, just thought of one more thing…Palmolive-soaking your nails in it does work and was suggested in modeling school. You soak them for about five minutes or less and then you can push your cuticles back on your nails. Plus, it does make your hands very soft!! Okay, Enjoy your day folks!!

The Article By Chrissy Smith and Photos/Product Descriptions from Amazon.

 

What’s More Important…Having a Clean Rug or Creating Pretty Lines on It???

Alright, so I’m a bit naive at times!! Who would have “thunk” it:) I never even gave it a second thought…that I was suppose to make so-called nice and pretty “LINES” on my rugs. Excuse me for missing this important etiquette out there. I have been vacuuming rugs since I was a little girl. Now my Mother had never mentioned this idea of making sure the rug is cleaned plus putting neatly placed lines on it. Even as a kid I would have said “Mom, you got to be kidding me!” So, my rug vacuuming days went on into my adult years with no one ever telling me about this “line thing”. Now don’t worry because yes I did notice some of this “lines” on some types of rugs but honestly I never really made a fuss over it. I thought “Yeah, okay the rug looks nice and it’s clean.”

Okay, so then I got married and all hell broke loose with the rug vacuuming. I could feel my husband staring down at the rug and critique it with his eyes. I decided I did not like the feeling I got when I was vacuuming in front of him. The reason he was looking down upon my vacuuming is my “Lines” weren’t like the ones he made. He was a landscaper for many years and made pretty lines on the lawns-sometimes even diamond shapes. So, he had lots of practice that is on grass. One day he tells me the problem with my vacuuming and about the lines. I sat there bewildered for a bit-as no one ever mentioned these damn lines to me…I mean ever!! Well, the solution was for him to vacuum or for me to vacuum when he wasn’t around. I replied to his so-called wish for nice-lines with my theory. My theory was that I wanted my rug clean and didn’t really care about the lines, as I didn’t have enough time in the day to worry over damn lines.

With that all being said here is something I posted on Facebook about all of this nonsense!! As I thought it was suiting towards my husband’s attitude towards rug cleaning aka vacuuming:)

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(These were my comments on that posting) Nope, this is not me…This is definitely my Husband, JIm:) He thinks his way is the right way and of course, the only way to do things and I watch his face while I do stuff. I know what he is thinking-i’m not doing it the way he says it should be done. WELL, I told him sometimes there are more than one way of doing things so, why does it matter how we do them, as long as the ending is the same!! He didn’t like that one. OMG-he vacuums like he mows lawns-the lawns have diamonds on it-yes that looks pretty I do agree…so, with vacuuming he likes it to have specific lines on it too…. Come on now-I don’t have that time in the day to worry about how my carpet lines look…I just want it clean damn it!!! Am I wrong and everyone else but me worries over the so-called “LINES” that their vacuums make??????? 

I did have a friend reply who agreed with the “Lines” being important too on the rug:)  In conclusion here to some people cleaning it is the most important thing but to others they want both cleanliness and the oh so now famous “RUG LINES”:) SO, What does everyone in the blogging world think about this silly humorous topic here? Are the “LINES” just as important as having the rug cleaned??? 

Article By Chrissy Smith – Photos from Google & Facebook

Morning “INK” Edition – Are Authors “Politically Correct” these days?

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Here is three versions I picked of being “Politically Correct” – some dictionary versions and some not!
po·lit·i·cal·ly cor·rect
pəˈlitik(ə)lē kəˈrekt/
adjective
1. exhibiting (or failing to exhibit) political correctness. “it is not politically correct to laugh at speech impediments.”
2. agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people
3. It means tippy-toeing around the obvious and not saying it outright because some wimp might “get emotionally damaged” and call his lawyer on you.
Although, I meaning this in a fun and different kind of way here. And yes, for the most part “Authors are being “politically correct” in how they treat one another. I believe that to be a truly politically correct author that it is the right thing to have common courteous types of behavior towards other authors, writers, bloggers, etc. By this I mean that it’s definitely okay to praise other people’s creations. It’s nice to acknowledge not only your own work but others, as well.
On some other social media types of sites I am asked to “Like” their pages or “add-on” to pages, etc. and I think it’s a great idea to reciprocate to one another and show interests in other people’s hard work too. In life it is about you but it’s also about others. We all work so hard on all the writing we do and it feels great when someone indirectly says “Hey, you’re doing an awesome job with it!”.  Although, that may only be through a “Like” on a page or a retweet of your tweets but any way it comes it’s an indirect way of saying “Hey, I noticed you and am recognizing that!”
I have had people on certain sites ask me to “Like” or do whatever for them and have heard how they “Liked” me back or joined me in something. Then I reciprocated only to realize they weren’t even on my list on the site and just looking for more “Likes” or recognition. I don’t understand that but it is what it is.
With all that being said…I just feel that there is absolutely no harm in all of us giving others “Props” for all that they do too. It doesn’t have to be just all about yourself. We all branch out with promotion on the social media sites and such. But to truly “receive” from others well, I think one must “give” as well! Enjoy your day folks!!
Photo & Article By Chrissy Smith

Paperback OR ebook aka “Old-school” or Welcome to the New Age?

I know in the world of today there are many advances out there. Some are great, awesome and we can’t live without them but then others we like them although, we could live without them. I guess I’m getting older here and as far as my books I tend to go “old-school” with them. I like paperback books the ones you can actually grasp on and turn in anticipation with every page that’s written on. Trust me I have my share of ebooks and as a published author I of course, sell them in both versions. But for the most part I like the book you can hold regardless if it costs a bit more. I like the covers, the look and the feel of reading it. I’m sure some of you can relate.

In this day and age I realize a lot of people are on-the-go and the e-book is great for that situation. I do understand that. It boils down to everyone has a preference with this topic. I’m not dwelling on it or anything. I’m not even suggesting which is better. I guess I’m just voicing my opinion on which I prefer. Sometimes old-school just seems right to me and with this topic it fits, as well.

Unfortunately, there is probably a grand decline in actual books and a great increase in the use of ebooks. I was thinking that decades from now it will all possibly digital. I feel that would deprive many of us paperback, hardcover, etc. readers of what we like. It would also lessen the use of libraries and we’d see less bookstores, etc. Obviously, the e-book is the more reasonable choice and that factors in greatly to book readers buys.  I would just hate not being able to turn those pages! I just guess I can’t get the “old-school” gal out of me!!

So, how do you all feel about books all being digital in the future? Would you be okay with this? Is this even a possibility? Let me know what you think:)

Article By Chrissy Smith