Hard core book person here.
I come from a family of book collectors.
I’ve still got some of my childhood books. (Note the”his” in the subtitle at the top of Baby’s House below. Circa 1950.)
I like the smell of books (both the brand new smell and the worn smell). I like turning the pages. I like measuring how much of the book I’ve read by putting a bookmark in it, closing the book, and eyeballing how much is left.
I had no interest in an electronic reader.
But when daughter Kath said, for the umpteenth time, “Mom, you need a Kindle,” I finally caved. Kath sent me the Amazon link. The Paperwhite was on sale. I bought one, mostly to make my daughter happy.
I sighed when the box came. Did I really want this? I set my new Kindle on the back counter for a few days. Finally, I charged it up, connected it to wifi, and ordered my first book. So easy!
And in that instant, my reading life changed.
On a Kindle, you can blow up the type. I’m sure Kath had told me this a dozen times, but the significance didn’t sink in. Small print is no longer an issue for me. And thanks to larger print, I can read at night, something I was having a terrible time doing.
The Kindle’s backlighting helps with night reading too. I don’t need to move the lamp closer. You can even read in the dark.
The Kindle has changed my world. Seriously. I’m not sure it’s marketed as a product to help those of us with poor eyesight, but it should be.
Thanks Kath! And thanks for helping me pick out my festive purple cover.
Meryl won the fifty dollar Bed, Bath and Beyond gift card in honor of Friend for the Ride’s anniversary.
Laura won the copy of Lorraine Miano’s The Magic of Menopause
Barbara, Pam, and Karen, won tubes of Sylk
Liz won the Cool Collection Dress!
Beth won the Chocolate Soaps from Uncommon Goods
And Sara won the Nano Cooling scarf.
Please always let me know if you do NOT receive a prize you’ve won. And thanks to those of you who write such sweet thank you emails. I love knowing your prize has safely arrived.