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Monday, August 6, 2012

Never Say Never: My New Kindle

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As a sometimes rebellious person,

I have cultivated my fair share of

stubborn opinions.


One such opinion,

for example,

is that

books are found in libraries,

or from bookmobiles,

or in boxes at the flea market,

or from a friend/daughter/brother.

 

I have books everywhere,

and I can not imagine my life without them.

 

However, when Target marked their Kindles down 50%,

I gave up.

 

Have you ever noticed that when you give up,

good things are apt to happen?


I am in love.


It is light,

the font matches my eyesight,

and I ordered James Lee Burke’s

Creole Belle

one night at 10:00 pm.

I am in heaven.


And yes-


I still have a 500 page overdue library book in the den

that I can’t wait to start as well.

16 comments:

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

LOL. My hubby bought me a Nook Color recently to, and I am in love also. I love that I can make the font whatever size I need to according to how tired my eyes are. I also love that I can ready anything I want and no one try to read over my shoulder (airplane, etc)
Welcome to Technology. xxoo

Pondside said...

I received an e-reader for Christmas and have yet to crack it open or turn it on. It just seems such a bother, when I can sit down anywhere and in 2 seconds be deep into a book.
I'm a dinosaur.

Theresa said...

I have resisted too:) My daughter has one and loves it! She also reads on her iPad! Who knows, this old dog may get one someday! Have a blessed evening, reading on your new Kindle! Hugs!

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

My sister offered me hers when she was here last month and I turned it down. Now maybe I better give her a call and tell her I changed my mind. I am such a book person, too.

NanaDiana said...

Laura- Good for you- I haven't caved yet....but I have daughters that are pushing me. I don't know- I just love the FEEL of a book as much as anything- xo Diana

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Laura, I'm still resisting....love the smell and feel of books, especially the ones I re-read. I'm sure I'll give in one day....just not yet. But then I resisted computers...opted for IBM Selectric typewriter, until - wow! computers! Linda

Jemm said...

We love our Nook and iPad. I still have tons of books though and can't resist the bargain books at Barnes and Noble :)

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

That's great you love it. I don't have one but, I know I'd love it. I want mine for games, email, etc. How did I miss them at 50% off! Man! Very cool.

Meggie said...

I am exactly the same way with my books. Once I ordered the kindle, I couldn't put it down.

Elizabethd said...

oh me too, me too!
But I still prefer to hold a 'real' book!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Glad you are enjoying your new Kindle! I do love some things about technology(this blog for example) but I like the "old-fashioned ways" better! I don't even own a cell phone right now and I'm in no hurry to get another one. People laugh at me but I guess I'm A DINOSAUR too! From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

PURA VIDA said...

read your kindle while your hair dye sets..they wipe clean..I don't have one..I just heard that ;-)

Alex M said...

Did you get color or black and white? I gave my husband the Nook color and he loves it. I can barely pry it out of his hands.

Bliss said...

My daughter hooked me, then told me I can order them for my ipad too. What???? So I did. Too bad I have only been reading blogs on it so far.

~Bliss~

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Well, look at you! I have yet to bite that bullet, but never say never. And I just discovered one of my books is now available as a Nook book, so .... hmmmm

exterior veneer said...

I don't when I will have to give up the "real books". But I love the experience with classic real books.

I think to have a Kindle when I am travelling. When at home the real books are better!

Have a blessed time, reading on your new Kindle!

- Herman Swan

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