Hmmmmmm, to get one or not.
As I've said before, I've got that many books it's really not funny anymore. I think hubby is secretly becoming a bit overwhelmed with it all as they are stuffed into three rooms now, though he's not really saying much, I can read between the lines.
Recently we had to buy a new laptop, later we found out we could've had the old one fixed for a minimal charge and would have saved ourselves heaps of money. But the nice gentleman who fixed it for us (so we can have it on standby) mentioned to my hubby that he purchased a Kindle for his wife. For him to have mentioned this to my said hubby, I firmly believe they were talking about their said wives! Ok, not a bad thing as long as they were nice things I guess?
So hubby comes home last night to find me searching through his office for my books. Yes ok, I've got a few in there - well I had to find more room didn't I?
Anyway, he had to venture into his own office when I was in there didn't he and so that's how I got caught and gave him the opportunity to tell me something that had been playing on his mind since he'd spoken to the computer doctor. The Kindle!
Oh I didn't like the idea, I denied that I have a few too many books, I said he would get his office back once I had sold all the books at the market (which I completely forgot about and now it's put off until next month), I 'd feel like I was the computer reading by a Kindle instead of having a real book in my hands to curl up with and how was I to learn about another new gadget at my age?
But the 'what else can I do and I need my office back' look on his face said it all - I really need to do something about it and he was right of course.
So I patiently listened, yes let him have his five minutes, and as I did I was thinking I should probably open my mind to a Kindle.
He said the computer doctor's wife was a book worm too and she also kicked and screamed at the idea when he suggested it to her.
Fancy, married couples fighting over books!
But he bought one for her anyway and she loves it!
Now, I realize books can be downloaded onto a Kindle and you can have thousands at the ready, but I didn't realize how much cheaper it would be to purchase the amount of books you want nor the fact that they would be there ready to read within minutes.
So to pacify hubby, I Googled information about Kindles.
Oh my, there are a few out there aren't there?
But the one that has caught my eye is 'Kindle Wi-Fi 6" e-reader.
It looks ok, the price looks reasonable and I'm going to go and have a little look at it. I bet when I do there will be countless others that I'm supposed to try and get my head around, but I'm sure a nice young salesperson will take pity on me and help/try to explain the technology of it.
The one thing I did read about Kindles is that you need good lighting or at least a little torch thingy that is attached to the kindle. Hmmmmm, my mind wonders, would this deter me from trying to balance and read the kindle at the same time as having my hot milo in my hands? Would it mean that if I don't have the torch thingy attached that I need to read with the big light on at night when I really prefer to have the bedside lamp on?
I don't know, I'm not sure, but the benefits of having so many books at the one time loaded into a Kindle, kinda makes me a little excited!
I also Googled the books I could download, lots of different sites for them, too many to mention so I'd appreciate some help here guys.
Amazon seemed to have a few books from some of my favourite authors that I hadn't known about so that was fun and to think, I could have them within minutes!
And then there are other book sites that I've yet to get to.
Mother's Day is in two weeks and so hubby and son are going to surprise me with one after I've chosen it. Yes, I'm going to have a go at a Kindle.
So who of you have a Kindle, e-Reader and what's the difference please?