I've had my Kindle for less than a week, but already she and I are good friends. She's lightweight, easy to hold, easy to read, she holds lost of my books and she's an electronic gadget! I love electronic gadgets almost as much as I love to read.
The first book I read on my Kindle was "The Sugar Queen", by Sarah Addison Allen. I chose this book as I recently read "Garden Spells" by the same author. "Garden Spells" was a fun read with lots of quirky characters, once I started it I didn't want to put it down.
"The Sugar Queen" was just as good and the perfect way to break in my new Kindle. I was instantly involved in the story and forgot my method of reading - which is just what you want. There was no back lighting to bother my eyes, the pages were easy to turn - it was all about the story!
This isn't to say I've ignored the gadget part of my Kindle. I've used it to go online and check out my blog, get a phone number from yellow pages dot com and of course to shop the Kindle store at Amazon. Speaking of this, did you know you could send a sample of a book you are interested in right to your Kindle - free of charge! And it's there in less than a minute! How cool is that! Then after you've read the sample, if you want to read the rest of the book, you can use your Kindle to buy it - easy peasy!
Check out the cool "screen saver image" you get in sleep mode! There are a bunch of them that change when you put your Kindle down for a rest. You can also add your own images and I'll try that soon, right now I'm enjoying theirs. I'm still learning about all the features but so far I love it!
Another very important element to reading - a good dog by your side! This morning it was Brutus, who I'm sure is wondering if I really needed to wake him up to take yet another picture of him! Yes Brutus, I did!
For those of you dealing with the effects of Ike, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Posted by Terri at 10:45 AM