Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Present Day!

Can you spot what's new in this pic?

His name is Murdock. :)

*cackles and runs off to find more free books to download* I'll get around to buying some eventually. So far I've got The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Sayings of Confucius, The Art of War, The Iliad, The Odyssey, A Study in Scarlet, and Dracula.

I'm absolutely loving it. I've only had it for a couple of hours but the screen seems to be very easy on the eyes. It doesn't look like it should be a computer screen - it looks 'fake' - like an overlay or something. But it's the screen.

I've paired it here with a real book. The glare from the sun is less on the Kindle than it is on the page - the book page is white paper and the Kindle recreates a greyer shade.


  1. Aw, yay! Welcome Murdock Kindle! :-D

  2. Kindle screens always looked to me like the pictures/words were painted on. Like it's a prop in a model home instead of a real, working computer.

    Hope you enjoy it! Everyone I know who has one loves it, so you probably will. :)

  3. We will need a complete update of all your loves of the kindle and all the niggles, once you have had it a few months.

    I am desperate for one. I am hoping for one for Xmas. But whilst hunting for my party shoes I went in PB's wardrobe and found a box that has sheep skin slippers in. hmm, well it is a step up from a leatherman pen knife I received one year. Maybe when we have been together for 50 years I might get something fabulous.

    This is a reminder to all ladies. Never say to your man "you should always give a gift that you would like to receive yourself". Big mistake, massive.

    But yes I am lusting after one (kindle). I actually thought there might be one on the black friday on Amazon. but it wasnt meant to be.

  4. I think i really need-want one of those as well. Do let us know how it goes. I'm not much of a gadget/strange-electronic-stuff type of person and i am a bit reluctant to take such innovative steps, if you know what i mean.
    And also, it's so hard to get over books. And paper, and the smell of paper and underlining and keeping dried flowers between the pages and all that.... I'm sure you share my views (?)... Anyway. Keep letting us in on how it goes.

  5. Susanne,

    Murdock thanks you for his warm welcome to the family. :)

    I forgot to put in that I would offer internet cookies to whoever could guess who/what Murdock the Kindle is named after. :)

  6. sanil,

    Yes, that's exactly what I was trying to say when I said it looked fake. It looks like a printed bit that's just laid on there for display, not a computer screen.

    So far so good. I keep adding things to my wish list to buy later. :) So many things...

  7. Slice,

    Definitely. One thing I know is that I need to get a case that has something to cover the screen. My sister got me a hard case for protecting Murdock but it doesn't cover the screen so I'm worried about putting it in my purse at this point.

    Mmm...I didn't even want a Kindle until a month or so ago. I actually asked for some dvds for Christmas and then I realized that I kind of did want a Kindle, made mention of the fact that I was thinking about getting myself one and here we are. My family is all very pleased since they keep trying to push me into the 21st century and all. *frowns at them*

    Maybe if you just start hinting? Not this year for Christmas but perhaps next or for your birthday?

    Hah. I tend to be very direct about gift requests. I hand out a list of acceptable bribes. ;)

  8. Athena,

    I'm not much into the gadgets myself. I don't have a fancy cell phone or an ipod or anything. I just don't feel a need for that sort of stuff. But this is *books*. And therefore acceptable. :)

    I will never ever get over books. It's not possible. While the Kindle is very nifty and I love it, it will never replace books entirely for me. It's the tactile sense of them, the smell, the memories that come up just from handling them. You can pick up a book and know there's been life lived there. You don't get that with computers.

    One of the neat things with the Kindle is you can still highlight and underline and make notes. It's just all electronic, of course. :) It's not the same, but it's not as alien as I was afraid it might have been.


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