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Am I addicted to my Kindle?

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Am I addicted to my Kindle?
Probaby I am.
But this is a good addiction compared to cigarettes, booze, illicit drugs, etc. Isn't it?

Recently I dropped my kindle while bringing our cat back from the vet.
It is in a leathercase, but when it fell it landed on its face. (the kindle not Mr. Yoster; he's fine.)
The screen went dark and stayed dark after re-charging and turning it on and off.
I waited a day in case it got better overnight, it didn't,
so I ordered a new Kindle 3.

I purchased my first kindle in March 2009 after seeing Amazon's CEO Mr. Bezos on Charlie
Rose's show on PBS. Mr. Bezos was promoting the kindle and he sold me
then and there.
My first kindle burnt out, while I was reading on the beach.
That was under warranty. Now I am replacing that one ( which is out of warranty) because
I think it's been one of best purchases I have ever made.

I have been a voracious reader all my life, but it is only since getting
my first kindle that I have devoted more time to reading classics and great books.
Maybe I like it because I can make the print a little bigger when I need it
or because of the built-in dictionary that can be summoned at any time.
I find myself carrying it with me like a security blanket.
Anyway Mr. Bezos, I would like a dollar for every time
I have recommended your wonderful product!
I would be a rich man!
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  • LARKSONGRUTH
    I have started craving a kindle, and your post makes me even hungrier. In the meantime, I have been doing more reading lately and enjoy the printed page very much.
    3239 days ago
  • DENISE223
    Hmmmmmm ......... let me think about this .....

    YES, you ARE! But, it's a good addiction emoticon I'm happy that you enjoy it so much!

    Much love,

    Denise
    3412 days ago
  • PRAIRIECROCUS
    Thanks for writing your delightful blog, about kindles !
    I don't have one, yet ; I have a friend, who just loves hers !
    3412 days ago
  • SMOKY_TEA
    I still don't have one but the temptation to carry all of Charles Dickens and all of romantic poetry with me wherever I go is great. My husband is a true addict.
    3416 days ago
  • BELSNICKEL
    Sounds great!! it is so good when things are up to expectations. emoticon emoticon
    3418 days ago
  • HBOWATCH
    I just got my first Kindle. The Kindle Fire. It's so much better than I thought it would be. Even has a SparkPeople ap that you can download for free to log your food and exercise, read articles and blogs throughout the day. Great product.
    3418 days ago
  • GETSTRONGRRR
    I'm with you brother, I love mine! I use it on the road constantly, at home on a lazy Sunday morning, and have a whole household library in a tiny little package.

    Let me know hoe you like the new one!
    3418 days ago
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