My husband bought me a Kindle for Mother's Day, and although I have stated in a previous blog that I prefer real books, I have to admit a Kindle is pretty cool. It is light, and convenient, and I can have 5, or 50 books on it. However, when I took a recent trip to Austin to attend a conference, I was so looking forward to reading a Jeffrey Archer book on my return flight . . . and the Kindle wasn't working. What a bummer! That never happens with books. When I got home, I told my husband and together we couldn't figure out what was wrong or how to fix it. Charging it all day didn't help.
The next day my 14 year-old son came bounding down the stairs and proclaimed "I fixed your Kindle Mom." And indeed he had. Apparently all you need to do is hold the power button for 20 seconds and jiggle it up and down -- I kid you not!
So yes, I have a Kindle, and I'm using it. However, I have discovered they are dangerous and seductive. Once I finish a book, it is so easy to search for a new one, and one click later I have spent $7 or $8. So I took myself to the library and checked out four books.
Kindle or book? I'll use both.
In my next blog I'll tell you a bit about the books I have just read. What does make a good read anyway?