Well, of course I managed to hold on to my kindle for about 10 days before this happened:
Okay. If you drop them, you’re screwed, which is not normally the case with a paperback. Annoying for two reasons; 1, I knew this would happen and was waiting on a safety case to be delivered, and 2, they can TOTALLY make rubber screens now, they just choose not to. Oh, and 3; I’d already discovered I couldn’t live without it, and I had to go straight out and buy another one. Fortunately my husband doesn’t read my blog and will NEVER KNOW :)
Honestly, I know people go daft for new technology, but it truly is amazing. Was reading about the new Social Network film in a magazine at the airport- PING, two seconds later, the book the movie is based on was right there for me to start reading it. It’s not perfect- How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe is UKP7.99 in paperback and UKP13.98 on Kindle, which is a disgrace- but oh my goodness it works so well. I even love the left-y right-y buttons for when you turn over in bed. It was with some sadness that I went to my amazon wish list and deleted all my orders, then re-ordered them as ebooks. I’ve been looking at my bookshelves, wondering ‘is that it’? Yes, it’s that amazing. Fingers crossed we can do some cool kindle editions of my new books for Christmas.
Currently reading: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Forget the trendy controversialists; it really is that good. And My Life in France by Julia Childs, which I bought after loving the movie. It’s gorgeous, really wonderful. All the chapters start with lines like, “one
day, my sister and I were practicing how to sound French on the telephone so
that no one could tell it was us”. It is pure comfort reading, utterly delightful. Aha, but my links have just stopped working. Never mind, they are easy to find!