As I mentioned recently, I took the L&T’s Kindle out for a spin and it seduced me with its readability, portability (I like to read during lulls when I’m cooking or baking), small form factor, and weight. I’m such a sucker for all things slim and wonderful. So, because I needed one more electronic gizmo-whatzis in my life, I broke down and bought my very own. My original plan was to get a Kindle Fire but I discovered that you can’t read on a Fire in the sun and, if I can’t read it at the beach, well, what the hell good is it ? Therefore I opted for the Touch and have to say that I’m smitten.

I find with a Kindle that I can read for greater periods of time with seemingly less eye strain to say nothing of that fact that I’m not as easily distracted by life’s rich pageant as I am with a book.  I tend to think that this is because I’ve spent so much time in front of a computer monitor lo these many years that I’ve developed different reading habits and alternate methods of concentrating. I assume there are studies on this that Jeff Bezos would love to share with us at our earliest convenience.

Since we have multiple Kindles in the family (Mrs Tbogg is on her second one and WE DON’T TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FIRST ONE, SO JUST SHUT UP ABOUT IT, OKAY?) we have a pretty extensive Kindle library to draw upon since we loaded up Casey’s with books we thought she should read (Song of Solomon, Cuckoo’s Nest, The Handmaid’s Tale, Slaughterhouse Five, Prince Of Tides, Sophie’s Choice etc.). As it is,  I’m finally getting around to reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go which I’ve been trying to read for some time now, having been denied the opportunity some years ago when the late great Beckham ate my homework copy. What a sadly beautiful as well as elegantly written novel.

You should probably read it too, even if your copy is a dead tree edition.

Filthy Luddite….