I have put aside my iPad and returned to my old, discarded friend, Kindle and I’m loving our reunion. Years ago when Jeff Bezos first introduced the Kindle on the Charlie Rose Show, within the first 15 minutes of his hour-long roll out of this new e-reader I KNEW it was what I needed and wanted for years. I was online buying one from Amazon and it was a true love affair from the day that it first arrived. Together we clocked hours of wondrous reading, but sadly, like many passionate starts when Steve Jobs introduced the iPad, my Kindle moved into the pile of discarded “toys” .
Since then my first iPad moved to Christine’s house and Tuvia owns a slimmed down version of my original Kindle. Confusing? Of course. But that’s what we are programed for, buy, discard, buy, discard.
Okay, so here’s the good news, the break the pattern. I’m back with a Kindle, maybe not my original pal but let’s say, his son and we have been bonding. Of course Tuvia is reading on my iPad and I have no plans to get rid of him, not yet anyway.
For sure, I am never returning to the “book”. I have tried, really but for the most part, I’m e-reader forever.
I just spent the last day and morning hiking with Cheryl Strayed as she came back herself , backpacking solo on the PCT. Sure, I never left the comfort of the chairs I’ve moved in and out of but I was with her, moving seamlessly from page to page on the KINDLE!
But it’s Day 2 of rain in Cancun and I need a Chocolate Martini to warm up 🙂