This is it:
The Amazon Kindle!
At first I wasn't sure about not having a "real" book in my hands as I read. Would it feel like I was reading on the computer? Would it bother me to have the same weight for every book? Not to be able to see how many more pages I have, or measure if I was 1/3, 1/2 or 3/4 of the way through by looking at my bookmark?
No way! It has turned out to be the coolest instrument for me since I first thought I didn't want a computer!
(yes, there was a time that I told my husband, "no, what is a dancer going to use a computer for?!"
we laugh about that now!)
The Kindle ables me to receive books, no matter what country I am in, easily. Most of them can be bought and delivered wirelessly, (with a $1.99 fee outside the U.S.). I choose while I am outside the U.S. to download to my computer, then onto the Kindle. It takes a minute more than the amazing minute it takes the other way!
I can eat my breakfast while reading! That may sound trivial, but let me tell you, it's not! I reminisce about the days when I asked myself this all important question:
How can I eat my toast dripping with honey and still read my book without getting it all sticky? How can I hold my toast in one hand while eating scrambled eggs with the fork in the other, AND read my book? Well, we now have the answer my friends!
You just push a little button to turn the page. I can leave it sitting there while I slop my food, sticky in one hand, forks in the other and still read my book.
It also comes with cool graphics for when it is in sleep mode. They show pictures of famous writers and images like this:
You can buy pretty covers for it, and add lights for night reading. It is not backlit, so you need a light when there is not natural light.
The funny part of this story: both my husband and I bought one.
So, since we knew what we were getting, but I wasn't sure without opening the box whose was whose, here was our Christmas tag:
Just a little bit of humor ;)
Have a great weekend!