Meeting up with an Old Friend, Kindle

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 🙂

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3 thoughts

  1. I love reading how you use technology. I’m behind the times and still love the “book”. I also often write in a journal first and then type a post. Somethings I just need to write down quickly and although my fingers fly on a keyboard, I just need a pen in hand. I do use my iPad a lot at school though and it keeps me connected communication wise.
    Hope you have had a better end of the week, weather wise. I am sure you have been able to relax and enjoy though. Enjoy Boston! Heading to NCTE? I will miss seeing you there.
    I did post pictures yesterday with my thoughts. I thought of you when I was uploading. I always enjoy what your lense captures. 🙂

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