Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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.

12 Comments:

At 2:19 AM , Blogger Go quickly and tell said...

I feel your happiness

;-)
Dana in GA

 
At 3:26 AM , Blogger Jami M. said...

I love my Kindle too!

Jami

 
At 6:25 PM , Blogger Pour of Tor said...

I have been coveting a ebook reader, but I think I too would use it mostly for free (public domain) downloads - something really irks me about paying nearly full price for a "book" I can't put on my shelf, loan to friends, or own in any old-fashioned sense. I guess this is the first sign of the onset of fuddy-duddishness.

 
At 12:03 AM , Blogger Judy said...

Lucky you! It sounds like you're really enjoying the Kindle.
That's on my wish list - but I still have a sizeable TBR pile of "real" books to get through first..LOL!

 
At 5:35 AM , Blogger 王辛江淑萍康 said...

寂寞又無聊 看到你的BLOG 加油喔!!..................................................

 
At 1:10 PM , Blogger 琬群學葉安高 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼......................................... ........................

 
At 2:09 PM , Blogger 翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

上班好累哦,看看部落格轉換心情~~~先謝謝啦!!............................................................

 
At 1:15 AM , Blogger Library Cat said...

I do wish you were still blogging. I wonder what type of Kindle you purchased?? My library has the Kindle 2 for loan and my daughter and I like it quite well. But I know the DX is bigger...but maybe not worth the extra money?? Anyway, I am from Florida and have visited Central Europe once and love to crochet! So, I hope that you will check out my blog and maybe start blogging again??

LibrarysCat Book List

 
At 1:52 AM , Blogger 佳皓佳皓佳皓 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention.......................................................................

 
At 6:04 AM , Blogger 瑰潼 said...

支持大大~很有啟發性......................................................

 
At 3:38 PM , Blogger  said...

困難的不在於新概念,而在於逃避舊有的概念。......................................................................

 
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