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Welcome to the Kindle World

I'm super excited that I got a Kindle for my birthday!!  I'm still trying to figure it all out, but I just know I'm going to love it once I get adjusted.


I've actually been wanting one for a while now, but I've been too big of a chicken to buy one.  I've been afraid to leave the paper world behind and fully convert to electronic reading.  For one, I'm rather odd and like to judge how much I've read with my bookmark.  I feel so proud when I have a big, fat book and I've read over half of it.  Granted, I don't read super fat books too often - they rather intimidate me.  But its a sense of accomplishment looking at where your bookmark is.  Another hesistation is that I can be clumsy sometimes and I'm afraid I might drop it or sit on it or God knows what else could happen to break it. 

However, I'm beyond excited that I can have tons of books with me on this little device.  No more packing up 2 - 3 books when I go on trips - just bring the Kindle and I can have tons!  Although, I'm a read one at a time kind of person its nice to have some ready to go.  Plus, it has Wi-Fi, so I can download new books as long as I have Wi-Fi access.  I hate having to plug things into my computer to sync - this is fabulous!

I've already started reading a book and its very easy to read on.  The lightness & thinness are an adjustment, but for the good.  With a simple click, I can turn the page or skip between chapters.  There are so many features, I'm still trying to learn them.  As of now, I simply know how to buy a book & read it.

One dislike I have about the Kindle is the screensaver.  I wish I could put my own on it instead of the random ugly picture they put up.  If someone knows a secret, let me know!!  Right now, there is this hideous pic of Emily Dickinson - eek.  And it doesn't go away, its always there.  I thought it might eventually turn itself off, but nope - it just stays there, staring at me.  First accessory is going to be a cover - so it protects the Kindle from me and then protects me from the horrible pics.

I'm excited for our car ride to Pittsburgh & back this weekend - lots of time to read!!

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I never thought about losing a parent before.  As I grew up, I lost my grandparents and understood that I would have to worry about losing others as they too got older.  But, I never imagined being 30 and having to think about a parent leaving my life.  What a scary thought.  It definitely got me thinking.

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