Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Welcome to the Dark Side
For Mother's Day, I hit the mother lode of swag with my custom, recyclable tote bag (complete with a poem that's seriously hilarious in that vein that only nine-year olds can write), breakfast prepared for me (tea, a boiled egg and toast) and a Kindle.
All of my presents rate high on the awesome scale because I am a tote bag maven and have quite the collection ranging from my recyclables from both the last RWA national conference and my local public library to my sturdier canvas chic JASNA AGM bag. ( Does that make me a bag whore? Hmm). My pretty new bag has been tagged to serve as my library books/research materials repository. Hopefully that will help to keep me a bit better organized on that front. The breakfast goes without saying since tea and toast is perfection in the way of a morning meal for me. The boiled egg was just icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned. But where I'm really going to need an intervention is with the Kindle 2.
A true test of my capacity to control my urges lies in the offing with my new eBook reader. The features are all full of win for me: the 3G wireless network that can be turned on or off and which makes either accessing the web or ordering books that much easier, the 2G hard drive capacity for up to 1500 books, the keyboard, the lack of glare when reading outside, the bookmarking and annotating feature and the 5 point controller for navigation. If I had a complaint to make it would be that I would like it to be backlit. I know that there are many features that I haven't mastered in the two and half days of ownership but I'm totally excited about having it. I mentioned a while ago that I was on the fence about eBook readers because I'm a book lover from way back. I love the way books feel in my hand, love that smell that emanates from the paper. But I'm totally on board with being able to carry a boatload of books hither and yon all in the slim and sleek confines of my Kindle.
I still haven't figured out how to send myself a document yet so if anyone has any tips on that or of any kind, I'm all ears.