June 11, 2009

My Kindle Addiction

I discovered a new techno toy a few months ago. Yes, THE KINDLE....ta-da!! I hear trumpets sound everytime I say the word. It has completely taken over my thoughts in my life (OK, a little exaggeration there). What a great device for people who enjoy reading.
I decided to pay the horrific price for my Kindle because I was going to be going on family vacation to Cancun and wanted something that I could read but didn't want to pack an actual book (or books as it would have turned out!). Books to me are like clothes. What I want to read depends on how I am feeling at the moment. ha-ha Anyway, I have found myself not able to leave the Kindle anywhere. I have to have it with me at all times. It is so thin that it fits right into my purse. I find myself reading when I'm at the Dr's office, waiting in traffic because of a wreck or even in the - AHEM - potty room. Yes ma'm!! :-)
I have always wanted to be a devoted reader but, never felt like reading much. I would feel more guilty sitting and reading for hours than I would sitting and watching TV for hours. I did mention in a previous post that I am a TV addict! Anyway, I thought this would be the answer to that and I could read in small snippets all day long. It has actually been wonderful!
Like I mentioned before, I wanted the Kindle so I could read while sitting on the beach! Wouldn't you know I did not take the Kindle out ONE TIME while I was on vacation. I just couldn't pull myself to do much of anything but lay on the beach with my eyes closed, listening to the waves - and of course the occasional "MOM" that would come from somewhere. Maybe I was dreaming?? Anyway, I felt kind of bad for not reading it. I did get to enjoy reading my Kindle in the Houston Int'l Airport. We had 4 hour layovers there and it occupied some of my time.
For those of you who do not know what the Kindle is, please click here to read all about it! It stores so many books. You can get your newspapers delivered to it and several magazines are on board also. It gives you wi-fi access to download books at any time and the books are a fraction of the price you would pay in stores. It has the ability to let you send and receive emails. WOW! It's just quite the machine! It will read to you also...if you can stand the monotone voices (you can choose male or female). I was so excited about my Kindle that when I got it, I immediately went to show my boss. She wound up buying TWO of them immediately.
Well, just wanted to post something about my life and what I enjoy. I'm trying to come up with some great topics to talk about but, I'm only realizing that I lead a pretty dull life. Nothing like my friend over at Girly Muse (WOAH!!). She always has the greatest things to blog about...I think I might be a little jealous (don't tell her..). I love you Lori! I enjoy your posts a LOT! I dare you to go read those posts and not laugh your booty (sorry Lori) off!!
Anyway, I'm trying to get creative & maybe even gain a few more readers?? Don't know how my bloggy friends are accomplishing that! I get a thrill when I get comments from the three of you that actually follow me!
Hope all is well in your world! Till another time!


Loren said...

Tamara! OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE!!! I want one BAD!! I read constantly and so many books at a time it is ridiculous so this would solve my purse being soooo heavy! LOL Did you get the newest one that is out or the Kindle2?? I didn't realise the email thing, that is cool! I keep saying that I want it to have the ability to be like my Iphone before I pay that much but IDK now :) I always enjoy your posts! Keep it up you will get more followers in no time!

Girly Muse said...

hahaha, was planning to leave a comment on this fabulous KINDLE. wow, i haven't heard much about it and it sounds wonderful.

then i saw your SWEET comments. and the cussing. hehehehehe (just kidding!!!) and got a good chuckle. thank you.

cancun, woohoo!!! sounds excellente.

Tamara said...

I have the kindle 2. It's fab!! The new one is HUGE. I wanted something that fit into my purse so I wasn't interested in the third version that came out recently. Did you know you can get the Kindle app on your iPhone for free? That way you can read books on your iPhone. The Kindle and the iPhone sync. If I have read on my Kindle for a while and then find myself with out it, I can grab my iPhone and read. It has a pop-up that asks me if I want to sync to the location I left on the Kindle. So, I'm not re-reading things. Cool huh? You gotta get one!!

Lori - Sorry about my potty-mouth...ha-ha