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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kindle Love: Cuddling Up with My Device

I'm not an early adopter. Every time I'm the first to the parade, I buy the device with all the kinks and I frustrate myself into knots trying to download patches and fixes for them. (Don't get me started on the Asus turd of a mini-laptop I bought!)

So, I hung back from the Kindle. Besides, I believe in books like some people believe in God. But a trusted colleague of mine, George Needham, had one and raved. Like me, he's a book lover.

This year, a beloved friend surprised me with a second generation Kindle for my birthday. It was a lavishly over-the-top gift that knocked my socks off. But would I like using it?

It's been three weeks and I adore it. I'm zipping through a novel, and downloading voraciously. I'm considering whether taking it to the beach this weekend will threaten it with sand? And I'm tempted to join a Kindle book club. Do those exist? Hope so.

3 comments:

Frank Roman (FRoman@FrankRomanPartners.com) said...

Patricia,
Thanks for the potential endorsement. I've not even walked up to the fence yet - let alone be sitting on it. I do see the fence over there though - nice white picket one in the middle of a field - but I digress...

My initial thoughts are that I'm such a "note taker" - aka, underliner, margin note writer, finished-reading-and-review-my-scriblings type of person and am concerned that I'll lose this great knowledge absorption vehicle if I move to a Kindle.

Know that's not the purpose of your Blog, yet being a fellow Rengener I figured I'd ask.

Love your Blog BTW. Best. Frank

Patricia Martin said...

Frank,
The Kindle device has functions to highlight and make notation. It also captures the quote and cites it. I haven't thrown away my 3 x 5 cards yet But am hoping to master the functions on my Kindle and be on my way! BTW-Sony launched a new e-reader yesterday.
Thanks for the nice feedback.
Patricia

mother earth aka karen hanrahan said...

interesting you should write about this, i was just introduced to the kindle

AND I am intrigued

belated joyous birthday greetings my friend, i now recall yours is the very same day as our michelle

we celebrated with frosted nutty brownies and hours in the park nearby , it was my first gathering here

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