Here’s the deal. I’m thirty-five. Soon to be thirty-six next month. I feel like there was a time I was “hip” and “cool” and “down” with technology. I was one of the only seniors in high school to have an email address and was pretty darn good at surfing the web using Infoseek and Lycos on my sweet dial-up AOL account. Fast forward through various screen names on Telnet in college to my first year teaching and figuring out how my high school students were disabling their cookies on their web-based music theory course. And now I find myself using Twitter and Facebook on a daily basis and wondering how this Pinterest thing has landed in my lap.
Why in the world do I need Pinterest? I don’t cook the recipes I have in countless books I own. I’m not good at crafts. *glares at glue gun* I also spend way too much time on the computer as it is (internet business owner extraordinaire). But then I went to this session on Pinterest at BEA where I finally GOT the concept and started thinking about how I could use it at the Bookworms and why I should.
First of all, it’s quick and easy. See a picture, pin it! BAM! Secondly, it’s all over this 30-something-women-market. And finally, it’s fun! I’m not gonna tell you I stayed up for evenings on end andnowI’msoaddictedmyhusbandhaslockeddownmylaptopbytenPM, but I did have a heck of a time imagining the characters in my mind and hoping I could find an image that was perfect for my new boards.
See, I’m hip and cool and am all over Pinterest like glitter on my three year old.
So, as a preview for my review next week, here is a peak in who I thought of when I read about Gansey and Blue who I LOVED in The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: