With some of the money that we raised through selling my Dad's hoarded goodies at this summers car boot sales I decided to buy myself something that seemed very fitting. After all, the stuff we were selling was clutter and this will cut down on lots of the clutter in our house and make our next house move even easier.
I am also allowing myself a small allowance to put some books that are my forever books, those by my favourite authors and books that I love to read and re-read on to it. The hard copies will then be sold either on Amazon, Ebay or saved for next years car boot sales, to raise yet more money.
Now I'm not a very technically minded person and it took me ages to even realise how to turn the thing on. I had charged it up overnight and I was sort of waiting for it to announce that it was ready, but no, it just lay there. The instructions that come with is are only about charging it up. All the other instructions are on it!! It's a good thing there is a page of instructions actually on the Amazon Kindle page online.......phew!
I have downloaded about ten of the classics that are available free of charge and a couple of books that I really wanted, so now I am slowly getting used to it.
But you know what....nothing really replaces a good old fashioned book, that you can hold in your hands, smell the pages of and look at the lovely cover when you put it down, and I wouldn't dream of having any of my recipe books on it.
Have a good weekend everyone. I'm gearing up for something on Monday, so I'm having a quiet weekend for once.