Saturday, January 1, 2011

Surprise! It's a Kindle!!

Though my mom likes to surprise me at Christmas time, I'm usually able to figure out what she has gotten me. But this year she completely caught me by surprise! For one thing, she had taken me and the girls to Disney World and Wizarding World of Harry Potter the week before Christmas. We all knew that was our Christmas. I knew that she would get presents for the girls because that's just how she works, but I didn't think I would get anything. I was totally OK with that, too, because I had just spent the most wonderful week at Disney (even though it was freezing cold LOL).

But she surprised me!! And my dad sort of worked it into an even cooler surprise. You see, Dad had decided to get Mom a Kindle for Christmas and he had it sent directly to our house. We wrapped it up and set it under the tree. On Christmas morning, the kids pass out the presents to everyone but we always save the adult presents until the kids are done. So Mom opened her Kindle and was very surprised, and then she and dad told me to open my present. And look what I found:
Actually, it was a naked Kindle! LOL My husband had conspired with my mom to give me gift cards to purchase a cover! He was going to try to choose one for me, but there were too many options and he knows I'm somewhat particular. In the end, it took me 4 days to choose "the right" cover! @@
I ended up with the M-Edge Executive cover and the E-Luminator light. It's an absolutely perfect combination for me!
I've been able to find 7 of the 10 books on this year's book club list absolutely free!! The ones that are not free are Of Mice and Men, The Color Purple, and Catcher in the Rye. I already own Of Mice and Men and The Catcher in the Rye in hard copy so I may not splurge for it in Kindle form, but I don't have The Color Purple yet so that will be purchased! (Edited to add: ACK! The Color Purple is not available in Kindle form! What's up with that?? LOL)

I'm already completely hooked on it! I love having all my books at my fingertips and portable and with a light to read in the evening when my husband is watching TV. I love having all the classics that are available for free, too. But so far, my absolute favorite perk of the Kindle is the portability! SOOOO many books at my fingertips! I love to have several books going at the same time, and now I can read any of them with the touch of my finger! :)

Who would have thought I would enjoy an ebook reader so much???

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