Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Psychosomatic


Did I mention that I was given a Kindle for Christmas? (Thank you, sister Anne!)

I never thought I would want such a thing, but now that I have one, I find that I love it. So light, so portable, so easy to read in bed, no matter where the bedside light is positioned! So many books to store inside it!

At present I am reading THIS (click for a free (downloadable?) copy).

I find I'm not feeling very well.....*

*only kidding

21 comments:

jabblog said...

I love my Kindle and gave my husband one for Christmas (mainly because he had appropriated mine to store manuals for various gizmos)
I'm not surprised you're feeling unwell;-)

frayedattheedge said...

Although I would never stop buying 'real' books (the feel of lovely paper, the smell of inks!) I do love my Kindle ....... but I have to be strong and not keep buying the Kindle Deal of the Day book for 99p - that would be rather a lot of money by the end of the month!!
I hope you haven't been too battered by the storms - fortunately we missed the worst of the winds.

sea fringed edge said...

Aw, do you think the blessed Sister Anne might bestow a Kindle upon me too if I'm good?

Danielle P. said...

Being rather distrustful of technology, I can't imagine ever giving up the paper versions of my beloved books. But being able to read comfortably in bed without having to fuss with the bedside lamp? I must say that sounds delightful!

Lyn said...

oh still not sure....you see i love books!
have fun
xxx

Arthur Ransome said...

Join the club! I love my kindle (last year's model) and am now envying a friend who has the smaller, lighter one which I presume yours is. I started The Mystery of Edwin Drood last night in an attempt to read it before it comes on TV and am enjoying it no end. All the free books are a joy as is the ease of reading in bed. What a kind sister.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Have you started to get jumpy when you hear trundling cartwheels and a bell yet ?

the veg artist said...

What a cheerful subject (or were you trying to find out what ails Flossie from time to time?).

Toffeeapple said...

Ooh err! That's scary, not too sure I shall read that one.

I have a Kindle too and have quite a few free or 99p books. My favourite at the moment is The Entymologicon by Mark Forsyth. I heard it being read by Hugh Dennis on radio 4 and found it highly amusing. Ninety-nine pence worth of jolly good reading.

love those cupcakes said...

We gave the girlie here a Kindle for Christmas. She had said she hated the idea of them but has been quickly won over. I trust you have not painted a red cross on your door just yet.

Val + the Girls- BK +CK said...

project gut australia has some goodies too :0)

Noelle said...

I guess congratulations are in order...A Kindle is I am told the latest of gadgets...I like the pages of an old fashion book myself but I have held my SIL's Kindle...and I am tempted!

Brr...what reading material for the New Year Rachel is this?! As much as I anticipate the content is an in depth recount of the year 1665 event in London (and I love History), I fear it might just be a tad too gloomy...Think of Flossie and Tosca when you will have a nightmare and scream like a Banshee? Tut, tut...
Enjoy the Kindle though...Santa was indeed very good to you!
Blessings,

Dartford Warbler said...

I have not succumbed to the Kindle Plague just yet. There are too many books in my "to read" pile. I keep hearing positive reports though so I might be tempted one day.

Keep sniffing your posies of lavender and herbs and look out for sneezes!

Planet Penny said...

I didn't think I'd like a Kindle till I had one, and now it's essential, especially for reading in bed. I'm so glad, having followed you through all your trials and tribulations, you are now safely in your 'Ideal Home'and are so happy. Best wishes for 2012,
Penny x

mountainear said...

I've not given in to the siren call of the Kindle yet - keep telling myself I could probably read books in Kindle form on this (the iPad) but think I wouldn,t be able to match the lightness and ease of use for reading in bed.

Am tempted to get one for my other half - it would make tidy work of his reading matter....teetering piles of police/detective/mystery fiction which once read are never to be reopened and basically just clutter the place up.

judy in ky said...

Read something happy next! (Can't say I'm following my own advice, though; I'm in the middle of Nicholas and Alexandra.)

Isabelle said...

Oh dear, I got a Kindle for last Christmas and I haven't really used it yet. Guilt, guilt, too many real paper books to read....

Von said...

Mine arrived yesterday!!! I'm thrilled and enjoying it immensely, reading things I read 40 years ago and am happily returning to.We'll never replace a beautifully printed book but this is convenient, portable and everything a dedicated reader could want and enjoy.The slightly sniffy comments remind me of those who said they'd never need a mobile phone or use one, or a PC or blog or read blogs.Enjoy it for what it is, a convenient tool!

Von said...

In reply to Veronica, I believe Kindle owners appreciate a good book that's why they love to read and of course to save paper!It's the neo-Luddites who are slightly sniffy because they don't seem to understand that these new developments enhance not detract.

Nia Draper said...

I too, am reading a journal of the plague year on my Kindle!!

Lesley said...

Thank you - downloaded onto my iPad! 21st Century or what!? actually, am reading an old Penguin copy of English Passengers at the moment. I love the old orange cover.

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