Monday, November 3, 2008

To start a fire. . .Kindle. . .

I guess I spoiled myself AGAIN.... But oh, so fun! So perfect for a reader...
Okay, so I used to nip out and buy curtains, tableware, even sets of dishes... Sometimes, as all women do, I get the restless purse-string disease. I usually don't get too crazy... USUALLY.. But this time... I think I did.... I took advantage of the $50 off special through Oprah.com (I think it's over now), and I bought myself a Kindle. Oh, my... what a toy. It. is. amazing. Honestly, ready to use from the moment the box arrives. It takes only a few minutes to charge; it truly downloads a book from anywhere in the world... and in 60 seconds or less. I can download the first threechapters of any book for free and read them to see if I like the book. My first purchases were The Bible, Simple Abundance, and A French Women for all Seasons. I have samples fr0m Eat, Pray, Love, ... The Shack, (I already own that, but wanted to have the first few chapters on it... for free)the sequel to Pillars of the Earth... and several more.... It keeps the place in all books! The type size can be enlarged, which is perfect for me right now with a bit of an eye issue I've been struggling with... Who said they couldn't improve the wheel? I love it..... I thought I would rebel because I did and DO absolutely love books.... their smell, their shapes, their textures.... and this will never be able to replace that in my soul and heart... But for just sheer ease of reading, purchasing, carrying around..... wow.. This holds 200 books, and it is easy to add more memory like with a digital camera...

5 comments:

Lisa said...

I just read on someone's blog today they bought a kindle. I wondered what on earth that meant. Now I know. Wow, I'm really behind. How cool is that? You really will be in heaven won't you.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Lucky duck! Let me know how much you are loving it...that is the first thing on my wish list. Susan

Becky K. said...

Oh, so that is a Kindle! Very cool!

Becky K.

GardenGoose said...

how nice..but I still like good old fashioned books too.:0)
hope you are having a great week.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

That is awesome. I love the new header...m..