It’s All Lani’s Fault

February 8, 2011

The only time I have to pleasure read — uninterrupted — is when I travel by air.  I always carry five or six books (I read fast, I guess).  Since I will be flying to Nashville this Friday and home on Sunday, and then to Houston and back in April, and since both times I will have lots of stuff to take along, and since books weigh a great deal, I followed Lani’s lead and got a Kindle.  It is charging this very minute.  Then I’ll go to the Kindle Store and select a couple of books to get me started.  I love techno-gadgetry and the Kindle is right up there.  Since it has an earphone hole, it must talk or sing to me as well — how very cool!  Guess I’ll have to read the instructions — darn.

I need to name it.  I loved my 2nd Grade Teacher who built up this love of reading.  Her name was Mrs. Mills.  She recently passed away, so, in her honor, I will name my Kindle “Mills”.  I hope it is as good a friend to me as was my lovely 2nd grade teacher.


  1. Red Dog Mom says:

    UHM & I both have Kindles as well. We LOVE them! Kindle can also hold music so you can listen to music while you read. Also, some of the books are text to speech enabled so if you turn on that option, Kindle can read to you!

  2. Janet says:

    My favorite thing about Kindle is that you can also load the app on your smartphone, and the Kindle and your phone sync up with each other. So if I am reading a book on my kindle at home, and then the next day at lunch I want to read a bit, when I open the Kindle app on my phone, it asks, do you want to go to the last page you read on your Kindle? Then when I read on my Kindle, it goes to the last page I read on my phone. Tooooooooo coooooooolllll.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Oooh, THAT’S what the Kindle app on my android is for? Hummm, I read about 1-3 books a week on average, but as that habit would be too expensive to indulge if I were BUYING the books, I get most of mine at the library, hummmm . . .

    Sounds like a great name for your new Kindle, tho! Have a great time learning to use Mills–that way if I decide to indulge myself in the future, I can ask you how to use it rather than read the instructions myself!

  4. Lani says:

    Whew! I was worried that I was at fault for something worse than a Kindle.

    Beware the urge to download many books. Amazon is getting a lot of money from me these days.

    Enjoy traveling with Mills!

  5. Builder Mama says:

    I received one for Christmas from The Huz…I am a big book lover (and was vehemently anti-ebooks) but the dark side has won me over. Did you know you can also share your books with other readers for free up to two weeks? Very cool. Maybe we should start a corgi-lover-Kindle-obsessed board to trade books.

    And yes, you can share the ebooks with your PC, Mac, smartphones. I haven’t tried it yet but that sold me on the deal. Not to mention that my house is literally drowning in books!

  6. DeAnn says:

    Yahoo! I got one for my Birthday! I love it! I still buy my favorite authors in hardback (I love the feel and smell of a book) but for everyday or travel the Kindle can’t be beat! Enjoy. I can’t wait to try the text to speech books. How cool will that be on a long road trip?

  7. mandy says:

    Yes, Amazon has become my big spending spree every check…lol…I am up to about 150 books now and slowly buying my favorites again. I thought I would miss the feel of real paper – but the space savings and fact I don’t misplace it like a real book are invaluable and I got used to it quickly. Of course now I wish I had one of the new generation, lol.

  8. jean from NM says:

    I’d be curious to know what you’ll be reading. 🙂

  9. Maryk says:

    What a wonderful tribute to Mrs. Mills. THAT’s the power of a teacher!

  10. Alden says:

    I love mine, and I copied Carolyn and bought the cover with the built-in-light. Watson, et al., appreciate not having the bedside light on during the wee hours.

    I also love the option of sampling (for free) books before you buy them.