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Kindle Time!

I am now the extremely proud owner of a Kindle! I know I’ve shared about my Kindle fund, a collection of dollar bills from my birthday and the Amazon gift cards I’ve earned while searching the internet through Swagbucks. But I ended up not using my Kindle fund, and here’s why:

Tuesday I got to work at 7:15 a.m. and got a migraine at 7:45 a.m. I thought I could take a migraine pill and muddle through the day, but by 8 a.m. I knew there was no way I could stay upright for long. I went home, took some migraine and nausea medicine, and slept until 2:30 p.m. I would have slept longer, but the doorbell rang. I tried to clear my head and went to answer the door, only to find a small Amazon box on my door.

I knew I had not ordered any books, because I was saving my Amazon money for my Kindle. I opened the box and my jaw fell slack. Yes! It was a Kindle! What in the world? Who would have sent me a Kindle? I pulled out the packing slip and in the small print at the bottom was a note from my sweet niece. She sent me a ┬ábelated birthday present! Now she is a law student at Pepperdine, so I know she can’t have much money, yet she gave anyway.

She is a giver. A generous soul who gives out of love. I am so incredibly humbled and so incredibly blessed!

AND SOOOOO EXCITED!

I have been perusing the free books on Amazon and to my delight have found many classics such as Jane Austen’s novels. Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Sense & Sensibility…sigh. Plus, Amazon does free promotional books ever now and then. I was able to download Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart. Even Cami Tang had a free download several months ago that I downloaded for my PC in anticipation of my Kindle.

The Kindle is lightweight and easy to hold. The page looks just like the page of a book…no glare, no back light to hurt the eyes. It is marvelous!

The thought of holding what amounts to a library in my hands is just awesome. It’s mind boggling!

And I’m going to be hard pressed to make myself sit in my chair to write instead of pulling out this little doo-dad and read to my heart’s content.

So who has an eReader? Who loves it? Who hates it? Who wants one? Who doesn’t?