I'm Too Cool for School

Friday, November 28, 2008
So my Christmas Prezzy arrived today from my Smart Man:


That's right - it's an Amazon Kindle!

I will now pause so you can gnash your teeth with bitter, bitter envy.

As you can see, I only have two volumes on it. The Rights of Man, by Thomas Paine ($0.99 at the Kindle store) and Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore ($5.99 at the Kindle store). Both arrived in seconds.

It will probably take me some time to fill it up with books - I have three shelves in my bookshelves dedicated to my "to read" pile, and I can't see purchasing volumes that I already own just to have them on my nifty new device. But any future purchases will be downloaded, provided they're available in the Kindle store.

I read a bit of The Rights of Man on it to see how the user interface was, and so far I'm pretty darn impressed. The electronic paper is easy to read, even in poor or bright light, and I like that I can increase or decrease the font size, depending on how tired my eyes are. The protective case is pretty sturdy, and it makes it easy to hold the device like a regular book.

Also, my end of year bonus was deposited today, AND the Smart Man did all the laundry! It's shaping up to be a pretty good day. Go, me!

And go, Smart Man, who hooks me up with the latest in geekitude, and does chores. You rock.

8 comments:

Anne C. said...

Yay SmartMan! He does, indeed, rock big time. :)

Jeri said...

You do have a GREAT smart man! Go, you!

I am not entirely sure I'd like the kindle - I'd miss the tactility of a book - but I'd sure like the ability to dial the font up and down when my eyes were tired or I'd misplaced my glasses. (That is, if I could see well enough to mess with the font... LOL)

You'll have to give us a second review after 30 days.

And what happened to leaving it in its package, wrapping it up and putting it under the tree until Dec. 25? ;)

Janiece Murphy said...

Jeri, that's just crazy talk. No one around here has to wait for gadgets.

Heresy, I say!

Random Michelle K said...

Heh.

I love hiding Michael's presents and knowing he'll be all surprised on Christmas.

The waiting and anticipation add to my fun. :)

Random Michelle K said...

Also, yay on the loot! My boss has a kindle and loves it.

I played with his, and it wasn't for me, but it's all good.

Tania said...

Way to go Terry!

I really want to check out the Kindle. I think I'd like it.

Yay for bonuses! Yay for catching up on blogs!

kimby said...

Yay for presents...and KINDLE? I so want to try one of these...Like Jeri, I need to feel the pages..but the idea intrigues me..i love gadgets!

Steve Buchheit said...

Wait a sec, Xmas Presents, year-end bonus pay, just how long did that tryptophan comma last? ::checks calendar:: Um...

Oo, oo, oo, and Christopher Moore book. Yeeha!