I have always been late to the party, the party of new stuff. I'm a progressive person when it comes to everything else, so I don't quite understand myself here. I remember when everyone got color TVs and I stuck with my black and white for years. I bought my first new desktop in 2004 and I still have that monitor. Takes up a lot of room, I know. I was late with my mobile phone too. And recently I had a difficult time explaining to the AT&T lady that I wanted only phone services on my device. Finally, she got it: "Oh, I see, you want something just like a landline," she said. Yep, that's me. So when my friend Judy gave me a kindle a few years back, after reading what she left on there for me, I put it in my drawer and forgot about it. I had no wifi and it seemed like too much trouble to figure it all out.
Lately, and only because I wanted to read books by blogger friends, I tried to figure it out. It seemed complicated, the download and all that, so when the cheapest kindle came on sale, I bought it. (The beautiful cover above was also a gift from Judy.) In order to get wifi, I had to upgrade to a new satellite dish and buy a wifi router. Now that it's all done, I know I will wonder how I was ever able to live without my kindle. A very good thing.