Thursday, 26 January 2012
...that didn't last long. I've had my Kindle less than a month, and I've already lost it. Half-way through an exciting book, too. And I LOVED it. It was so small and neat and easy to manage, and I'd bought it a posh cover, which (ridicuously) cost a third of the price of the Kindle itself), and it looked so smart.
I was going to end this post with a few choice expletives - one of them mght even have begun with F - but decided not to. In the interests of good taste and propriety.
(And in case any anti-e-readers see this post, I still love real books, and always will. But if we buy any more, we'll have to move out to make room for them.)
Posted by Frances Garrood at 16:58
Labels: Kindle, lost property, mourning
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Oh, I'm so sorry you lost your Kindle.ReplyDelete
I've had a Sony e-reader for a couple of years now and would be lost without it. Not only did I buy the expensive cover for it, it also wears, over that, a quilted cover a friend commissioned for me.
Being able to change the type size is one of my favourite things about it. I took it with me yesterday to an appointment with the ophthalmologist. The first thing they do there is pop painful stuff in your eyes so you can hardly see, but I was able to read while waiting an hour and a half to meet with the doctor.
But I digress, I intended to say you're right, there is no more room for another bookcase in our house, so an e-reader is a must!
Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel
You lost your Kindle? How did you manage that Frances?ReplyDelete
Not a kindle fan myself but I'm sorry you lost yours. What happened.ReplyDelete
Aww, I feel for you. I love my nook. I love regular books still and ebooks. Both are fabulous & I love having a choice.ReplyDelete
I was going to ask the same question as Diane...ReplyDelete
I'll have a Kindle for my birthday. And just like you, for me it will not replace books, but be an addition, and a very welcome one at that - less weight when I travel, less shelf space needed, and (something that a lot of those anti-e-readers seem to forget) less trees cut down for the production of paper.
Is there any hope of you finding it or it being returned to you? I hope so xReplyDelete
Kay, thank you. I[ve just GOT to have another. My brother says hang on, because the price is coming down next week (?).ReplyDelete
Dian, I had slipped it in a side pocket of my suitcase, was in a rush, didn't do up the zip....Really stupid.
Patsy - ah, but have you tried one? I wasn't fan either, until about three weeks ago!
M Pax, thank you, and welcome!
Thanks, Librarian. Enjoy your Kindle. Sob.
Teresa, I've tried everthing - police, library, pub. And there's a sad little LOST notice at the top of our lane. And a reward!
I hope you and your Kindle find each other soon.ReplyDelete
I wonder if there is a place on your kindle to put your address if it gets lost.
I use to have a sticker inside my book as a child which read.
'If this book dares to roam, box its ears and send it home.'
I could never work out if books had ears as a child.
Ok, I'll be really honest here. The reason I don't have a Kindle is because we don't do any kind of transactions over the internet, and that's the only way of purchasing stories for your Kindle I believe. Sometimes I'm reading a book and it's quite difficult to keep the book open (especially paperbacks, so I can see all the advantages to a Kindle. Hope you can get another one soon.ReplyDelete
Tried to comment yesterday and it disappeared. That's such a shame about the kindle - hope you get a replacement soon. I like my print books but the kindle is brilliant for bedtime as it's much easier to hold - and the ease of downloading, wow!ReplyDelete
I don't have one yet but probably will get one soon. Sorry you lost yours.ReplyDelete
Hope you find it.ReplyDelete
I love mine but feel irritated at all the books Ive finished with cluttering it up!ReplyDelete