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I’m a firm believer that you’re never too old to learn something new. In fact, being a lifelong learner is a trait of mine I’m particularly proud of. It turns out that my intuition was right. “Keep Learning” is #1 on Harvard Medical School’s 6 Steps to Keep Your Mind Sharp list.
To aid in my quest to learn at least one new skill this year, I’m taking the Kobo Reading Challenge have created a collection of books that can help me in my quest to not only keep my mind active and alert, but it also fulfills my desire to create handmade toys to donate to hospital-bound children.
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. – Wikepedia
Kobo – Creating a Collection for Amigurumi Crochet Books
While crocheting isn’t a new skill for me, Amigurumi is. Kobo has 99 books on the subject of amigurumi including general how-to instructional books and pattern books. It’s easy for me to curate a Collection on my Android device with the free Kobo app by selecting “Add Collection” from the main menu.
Once its named, I can add books from my Library by clicking on the “+”. Once it’s saved, my Collection is there and waiting for me – I can add to it, purchase the books on the list, or just reference it.
I can continue to add books to my existing Collection or create new ones. I’m not limited by how I want to organize my collections, how many items are included, or what types of items – my collection meets my needs.
Since I’m using the Kobo app on my Note 3, my Collection only shares the book cover. To preview the book all I need to do is click on the cover. When you view Collections on a tablet you’re also provided with a short summary of the book. I love that I can add and remove books as my skillset improves and once purchased, the books are there for me to reference from any internet connected device.
Unfortunately, collections can’t be accessed via the Kobo website, but that’s a small drawback I’d like to see them address in the future. Still, it’s a great way to organize the books about amigurumi that I may want to purchase and in fact I can organize by any theme, type, genre.
Kobo eReader – Open Source Digital Books and Magazines
Kobo makes discovering new talent or improving on current ones so easy with its “Collections” feature. Curate books around a theme, author, category, type, etc. Kobo has books available for every popular genre – fiction, nonfiction, how-to, home, lifestyle, and so much more.
What new skill or skill brush up do you have planned for 2015? Need some ideas on creating your own Kobo Collection? How about “Romance for the non-romance reader,” “Best Spy Books, or even “What Are My Kids Reading – a look at Young Adult Writers.”
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