Wednesday, September 22, 2010


/kindl/[v.trans] Light or set fire. Arouse or inspire(an emotion or feeling):a love of art was kindled in me. [intrans] (of emotion) be aroused:She pressed on. enthusiasm kindling within her.[intrans] become impassioned or excited;the young man kindled at once.

I'm just sitting here thinking about all the extra space I'll have on my desk once I figure out how to use this new electronic book! Maybe I'll even have enough room for a bigger candy dish or, who knows, maybe I'll even be able to add a bowl of nuts!

I've been pretty excited about this kindle ever since the day I held my sister in laws in my hand for the very first time. I'm even truly excited to order my very first book on it, yet, all at the same time I am having some real mixed feelings here.

For instance, I love going to the book stores and just getting lost sitting in their big comfy chairs with my mocha and a table stacked high and full of all the possible books, thumbing through each and every single one of them trying to narrow it down to one affordable purchase. Or how about the excitement of finishing a really good book and not being able to wait to pass it off to the daughter or a good friend to read? Or the very feel of the crisp pages of a brand new book in my hands?

But my real concern is for all of the book stores around the country who may now go out of business because so many of us are no longer buying the books off their shelves? I guess Joe Fox had it coming, but still...

Just the other day my husband and I were talking about the very fact that a whole new generation to come is never going to know or experience, what a newspaper is or even what it feels like to be on the local high school team and waiting for that newspaper to show up on your front porch the very next morning to read all about it. Or what a newspaper boy/girl is?

I guess you could say that the kindle definition I am experiencing right now would be: (an emotion or feeling)

I'm happy, really, I am.


~The Robin's Nest~ said...

F*O*X! That's great but can you spell cat? F*O*X!

Love that movie!

I have a confession to make. I used to love books but now I have the Kindle app on my ipod and won't be going back. Here is one of the reasons. I wake alot during the night and don't want to wake my hubby. With the Kindle you don't have to turn on a light. Also if you don't know the definition of a word in the book you can touch the word and it automatically gives you the definition!!!! Love that! You can make notes and highlight areas of the book you want to remember too.
Plus Kindle gives you all the classics for free.
PLUS you can sample the book before you buy it-Usually it will give you the first 3 chapters.
In the last month (I'm almost ashamed to say this out loud) I have read 25 books on my Kindle app. In fact I just finished another just a few minutes ago. (I'm a super fast reader/most these books were at least 4000 pages.)
Enjoy your new Kindle!

Christine said...

lol @ F*O*X! I, too, love that movie! Thanks for sharing...I wish you lived a little closer so that I could have you over for coffee and a kindle demo! I figure most things out, but it takes me a little bit to get comfortable with new.

Lynette said...

It always looks fun...these e-books...but I am an old fashioned paper and ink girl...teamed with the fact that the kindle is exorbitantly expensive here...that is probably the way it will remain for some time.

Connie said...

Everyone I know that has one...loves it. I'm with you though...still love touching the newspaper and a book. I love going to the bookstore and browsing. It sure is nice to have all this technology and then sad at times too.

Enjoy your new kindle and maybe I'll join you soon!


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I don't have one, but I think it would be pretty awesome. I have just not spent the money to get one yet. Maybe one day. I know you will love yours. Enjoy!!! Glad we hooked up with each other on FB! Have a wonderful weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

Karen said...

Good morning!
I have an iPad. LOVE IT! Don't know what I did without it.
But there is something a book . . . the weight of it, the sound of the pages turning . . . the small of it, especially if it is old.
There are certain authors I will never stop buying the hardcovers of. But for the just quick reads, I'm going with the iPad.
Going up to WA for one day and then driving down to Oregon for the rest of the week. Attending a 3 day art camp.
I know - I have become somewhat of a bad blogger too. So much to do and my work load has just doubled . . . NO TIME! YIKES!
Have a great wekend. Hope it's cooler up your way! Hotter than the dickens down here. UGH!
Hugs! Karen

Jackie said...

YAY, Chrissy!!! You've joined the Kindle club!! You know I love mine. I still love good ol' fashion books too, of course. But there is nothing better to this reader than whipping out my Kindle when I can't sleep and reading WITHOUT holding an awkward book. It's quieter too so I don't have to worry about waking your little brother (my sweet man, Carl!) And once you get through the rather lengthy Kindle User's Guide (in your Kindle) you will find out how to get on the web and facebook with it! Or maybe you already know. Happy Reading Sis! Love u, Jax

Jackie said...

P.S. I see you've been playing with Blogger templates. I like the yellow. If you still want to know how I did mine, let me know. It was also from Blogger. xo