It's go time for the biggest feast of the year and I hope your prep…
You all know that I’m an avid reader. What you might not know is that I read almost exclusively on a Kindle Paperwhite. I like it for many reasons but there are two that are most important to me:
- I can take as many books as I want with me wherever I go
- I can read in bed with the light on
I noticed recently that my device wasn’t holding a charge very well and last week, when Amazon had their Big Deal Prime Day, the Paperwhite was on sale for $99 instead of the regular $139. They offered me $30 to trade in my existing device and bam! Sold!
After I got it, I decided to treat myself to a new holder as well. The old one was pretty damn beat up and the new version offers cool features like a strap to hold it with one hand and a stand so that it can be propped up while someone . . . knits, let’s say.
I was all set to throw that old cover in the trash and Dale stopped me. He marveled at how well loved it was. He pointed out the souvenir stickers I had amassed and put all over it. He said it had served me well and deserved to be saved as a memento of all the great books I had read during it’s useful time.
I’m generally not sentimental about things but damn if he didn’t get to me with his little lecture. It’s on the windowsill in my studio now. I may still throw it out . . . then again, I may not.