Well, dear friends, I have succumbed.
Hard to believe after the vehemence of this post, but I must confess I’ve seen the light.
It all started back in February, when my friend M. joined me for our annual girls week in Florida. M. travels extensively, and has been known to take so many books on her extended trips that she needs another suitcase just to haul them all. So she purchased a Sony e-reader last year and has found it immensely useful in her travels. Obviously M. is as much of a bookworm as I, and plenty of time on our trips is dedicated to reading. So M. had her trusty e-reader loaded with books.
And I, sadly, only had one.
Which I finished in short order, of course.
And then had to go buy another.
Which I didn’t like all that much.
So I went to the library.
Meanwhile, M. is clicking through In the Woods, The Help, and Wolf Hall, all without leaving her favorite deck chair on the lanai.
When I got home, (knowing my birthday was right around the corner ) I began dropping a few hints. My dear husband is no fool, so on my birthday morning, guess what showed up?
Indeed – my very own Sony E-Reader, in this lovely crimson red, complete with elegant leather case and built in light.
I’ve put it to good use this past week while we were traveling. I finished the first book I downloaded, plus two I got from our library (yes, you can download free from the library, text and audio). How nice it was last Sunday morning, when it was raining cats and dogs in Naples, to finish the last sentences of one book and just click onto the next without missing a beat.
Now don’t worry, I haven’t given up on the real thing. Never, never, never, will I give up reading actual paper and ink books. And there are distinct disadvantages to the e-reader, related to the fact that two of my favorite places to read are near water (the bathtub and the beach) neither of which is conducive to expensive electronic devices.
But for long distance travel, for tucking into your purse when you head off to the doctor’s office or some other place where you anticipate time to read, it’s quite a handy little gadget.
Hopefully over the next few days, I’ll have time to tell you about all the reading I’ve been doing ~ “e” and otherwise <smiles>