April 3, 2011

It's ... Magic!

It is probably old hat to anyone younger than I, but I have fallen into the magic of the Kindle. I am a cautious adopter of new technology, and a staunch opponent of that "leash" or "snag" called a cell phone. I've got one, and I take it whenever I am away from the house for any length of time in case I get into trouble or forgot to leave some important instruction for dinner. So it rarely gets used. Really, it is no wonder the planet is suffering from global warming with all that hot air being released into the air by people who have to let others know that they have arrived at the grocery store.

When Dan started talking about the Kindle, I yeah-yeahed it for awhile, but did not hesitate to put in my order when the one-click-buying began. Now I love it! I took it with me when volunteering at the local endurance ride last week, where my task was to hold cows and calves at bay at a remote gate, and read in between riders about Younger Next Year; not a page blowing away in the wind and without book mark.

My local geek found lots of great, free books here, and there has been no stopping us since. How can one stand at one's computer and have a book appear into your hands, as if by magic! How cool a device this is! It has been especially welcome because I have been suffering this nasty cold for a week, and finally decided to give in and spend some serious time on the couch, reading, trying to get well. This cold is very ill timed as I recently picked up my professionally tuned-up bicycle, and she is hanging in the garage, her wheels aquiver in wanting to get out for a ride. Sometime next week, I hope.

5 comments:

DJ said...

I think I have read five times as many books as normal since I've gotten my Kindle. My only issue is that I couldn't download unless in a wi-fi area. In India, the only spot I found was at a little cafe around the corner. I just installed wi-fi here at home today, so I think I'm good to go.

Dan said...

We had to install wi-fi just for our Kindles. Turns out, we can network our laptop we use for photo downloads on trips. I love geekdom.

webb said...

I love my Kindle. I'm a bit on the cheap side, so love the freebies, but am willing to pay when necessary to get good books. It really does make travel so much easier - and less heavy! Glad you are enjoying yours, too.

Anneke said...

Oh, I quite agree. Spending money on books is not a luxury, it is a necessity!

19cd492e-5f10-11e0-b7b0-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Mike & I have really enjoyed our Kindles. It has definitely come in handy sitting in all the doctor offices.