We interrupt this discussion of Norms & Nobility....
...to chortle with glee over my newest acquisition, guaranteed to spend many hours entertaining and educating me.
That would be an Amazon Kindle, an e-reader featuring e-ink, so that reading from it feels mostly like reading from a printed page instead of a back-lit screen. I spent quite a lot of time thinking about this purchase before I spent the money, but so far, I have not the slightest regret. I've already read through one and a half books (more or less), and I have visions of reading many, many more.
I indulged in just one "for purchase" book--the newest title by Andrea Levy, The Long Song--and downloaded all six volumes by Charlotte Mason, the Bible, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, and Sartor Resartus by Thomas Carlyle, as well as numerous free chapters from books I might want to buy in the future....
This lovely gadget also holds PDF versions of my crochet patterns, which makes me want ALL my patterns to be PDF files, so I can have them at my fingertips.
I'm totally enamored of my new device, and look forward to many, many hours of happy reading. It can hold up to 1500 titles, although the thought of such a library in my purse makes me slightly delerious. It's even nicer in this leaf-green cover, which protects it and makes it feel more like a book while holding and reading.
It won't make me a better or more frequent blogger, I am sure, but it did at least merit this one post.