Guess who is getting a Kindle 2?
My husband knows I’ve been lusting after the Kindle ever since I heard about it, and he surprised me for Valentine’s Day for ordering the new Kindle 2. (I won’t get it for a few weeks though). I’m so excited, and I’m very anxious to see if it lives up to the hype. I’ll definitely be writing about my experiences here for anyone who is interested. And now I am so glad I didn’t get one for Christmas like I originally wanted because the Kindle 2 just got released last week and seems to have quite a few improvements but at the same price.
If you don’t know what the Kindle 2 is, go here to read all about it. Basically, the Kindle is an electronic book reader created by Amazon that is supposed to truly recreate the experience of reading a book. I know that is one of the biggest concerns from hard-core readers I’ve talked to — and one of my concerns as well. But there seem to be so many benefits — I mean imagine carrying around 1,500 books in your purse! Imagine getting a book in your hands within 60 seconds! Imagine only paying $9.99 for most new releases!
The very first book I plan to download is Ken Follett’s World Without End. I’ve been dying to read this book but, to be honest, it is just so big and heavy that I keep picking something else. So stay tuned for more news on my adventures with the Kindle.
A Big Thank You
I also want to thank all of you who took the time out of your busy schedule to leave a comment on my interview with Efrem Sigel. I truly appreciate your support with this. And I feel better knowing that anxiety and stress are normal reactions to conducting your first author interview! I feel like I’ve gone through a book blogger rite of passage.
So, for all of you who commented on the interview, I would like to award you the lovely Friends Award, which the wonderful Cathy over at Kittling: Books gave me in January. (Ironically, Cathy will be getting this award back from me! How funny!) You guys truly came through for me and I thank you. You truly represent what the award means — being a lovely friend.
- Kitten @ The Bookkitten
- Alyce @ At Home With Books
- Christie @ My Life … A Work In Progress
- CJ @ ProArtz
- Ter @ With An Angel On My Shoulder
- Michele @ A Reader’s Respite
- LegalMist @ LegalMist
- Penny @ Miss Goodie 2 Shoes
- Bermudaonion @ Bermudaonion’s Weblog
- J. Kaye @ J. Kaye’s Book Blog
- Serena @ Savvy Verse & Wit
- Contest Chris @ Worth A Thousand Words
- Rebecca @ Lost In Books
- Cathy @ Kittling: Books
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- Sherry @ Nite Swimming
- Mari @ MariReads
- Iliana @ Book Girl
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- Red Lady Bonnie @ Redlady’s Reading Room
- S. Krishna @ S. Krishna’s Books
- Naida @ The Bookworm
- Beth F. @ Beth Fish Reads