Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Kindling for my mind
My Kindle arrived yesterday and I feel like it's Christmas. Or my birthday!
One of the folks I am privileged so serve as "Spiritual Director" 'gifted' me with it as a token of appreciation.
I am so excited I can hardly stand it!
My Kindle all fired up and now all I have to do is register her and start picking out what I want to read from the more than a quarter million selections - most of which are under $10.
I've been wanting to read the 'Twilight' series (my daughter say they are excellent), and the first in the series is only $5.99.
What's Really Great is that, eventually, I'll be walking around with the entire series in my Kindle, so I can refer to previous editions without having to lug my entire library around with me. The system even lets you highlight and write your own comments in the corners, so I'll have access to all that, too.
Except, of course, I will have the library with me - I just won't have to 'lug'.
This will be great to take with me to Anaheim. Trying to decide which books to pack when I travel is always such a hassle. Now, I can take whatever I want.
How spoiled will I be? I know. It's a frightening thought.
I'm not so pleased that the NY Times is $13.99 per month and there's even a monthly charge to view blogs like The Onion. When I think about it, however, I pay $30 per month for WiFi so I don't exactly get those publications for "free".
I guess there's some logic in a monthly fee for a particular item. The good news is that there's a daily rate, so if I'm spending a day at the beach where I'll have limited access to my computer, and want to read the paper, all I have to do is sign up for the day and not have to worry about schlepping it to the recyclable bin at the end of the day.
And, if I'm too lazy to read it, the Kindle will read it to me while I lounge.
I'm soooo excited I can hardly sit still.
This is like an iPod for books - a little kindling to fire my mind.
I've already told Ms. Conroy that she can borrow it. We can share.
Thank you, Joyce. You can't possibly know how grateful I am.