So, I got a Kindle for Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love the feel and smell of an actual book in my hands when I’m reading, but I also do quite a bit of online reading, namely fanfiction of the Harry Potter variety. When my dad suggested looking into getting me a Kindle, I was all for it; I’d rather not have my eyes get worse than they already are from the backlit screen of my computer (don’t even get me started on how blind I am..). The book page quality of the Kindle Touch’s screen is quite a sight for sore eyes..literally. I don’t get really exhausted anymore from reading my fanfiction! And I’ve already gotten as many classics that interest me as I can get my hands on.
But then, of course, I wanted a cover for it. I don’t trust myself with being able to take care of it when traveling, or even just having it laying around the apartment.. if you saw most of my favorite books, you’d understand why. I really didn’t like Amazon’s choices for Kindle covers, and they’re really a bit pricey, for what they are. I then found a few homemade covers on etsy that were made with hardcover books, which gave me some inspiration. Most of the ones I found on etsy just removed all of the pages and put some elastic in to hold the kindle in place. I wanted my kindle to really fit in perfectly, so I figured I’d hollow out a book and make sure it fit snugly.
Finding the perfect book, though, was a bit of a challenge. I wanted it to be one of my favorites – Harry Potter, the Chronicles of Narnia, or Pride and Prejudice – and have a really nice cover. I couldn’t even imagine cutting into Harry Potter, so that was out. The Chronicles of Narnia is just a bit too thick if it’s all of the books, but too thin for what I wanted if it was just one of them. So Pride and Prejudice it was decided to be. Most of those hardcovers aren’t the prettiest, though. The only one I really liked was from Barnes & Noble, but it just seemed too nice to cut into. But then, they were placed on sale for $10.80, and I decided I had to get it. So I ordered one for myself to keep and one to cut up..