Friday, October 08, 2010
I love books! New books, old books, tattered books, hard back, paper back, any book. Books have been my solace, my narcotic (yes, I am addicted to reading), my stress relief, my food substitute, my stair step machine pal, and my fount of knowledge! When I was younger, I devoured the classics, authors was my favorite card game, now, I stick mainly to humor and mystery. Give me a good murder and I can fall asleep like a baby.
So, I have resisted e-books with a vengeance! But, with the charge for checking baggage on airlines, I finally did it! You ask what does that have to do with the price of tea in China? Well, I always have to take a minimum of 3 books with me when traveling to cover travel time, lay over time, and with my record, snow time. Ahhhhh, I haven't whined to you about this yet. Just as it ALWAYS rains when I camp, it ALWAYS snows and delays or cancels my flight when I fly! My children refuse to book flights at the same time as any of my trips are planned.
But, I digress! I ordered and have now received a "Nook". I spent hours yesterday hooking it up to my home Wifi. Yes, doctor, I will get that cataract removed before long. The tiny 8s look like Bs and vice versa. Also, I do not text, so my fingers kept slopping over and pushing the wrong letter or number, but I finally managed to get the correct numbers and letters in. I had ordered a couple of e-books at the same time I ordered the Nook, so I immediately could start reading, but I didn't. (You can get free e-books that are older and low cost ones under $5). I put my Nook aside and picked up the book I was reading before and read in bed until I fell asleep!
I will use the Nook when I travel-I will be taking a bus trip to Deadwood, SD later this month and it will be great for that. But, I'm not ready to give up my REAL books, yet! I see that some of the Barnes and Nobles stores are already closing and that more e-books are being sold than real books. How sad! I'm not always sure that progress is all it's cracked up to be. That's the old lady in me, I guess!
Now it's off to the stair step machine, then some serious house cleaning since my son is coming for the long weekend!
Have a happy Friday, Sparkies!
PS When I ran spell check, it wanted me to change Sparkies to Sparklers-what do you think? Someday I am going to make all the changes spell check wants and post a really silly blog! It thinks Wifi should be wife!