Enjoying a snow-snack with his faithful hound in attendance.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Our "Night at the Museum" overnight at the Natural History Museum has been postponed (much to Jackie's relief as she would have had to go with Crispy in my place and she wasn't looking forward to trying to sleep in a room with 300 cub scouts!). So instead tonight we'll hunker down and eat bits and pieces out of the freezer and watch the vampire movie (Twilight) that Crispy's been dieing to watch on the big screen.
OK, gotta get dressed in my snow gear and go do another pass with the snowblower...TTFN ;)
Monday, February 22, 2010
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Saturday, February 06, 2010
The cover did come yesterday- as you can see it makes it even more book-like. It seems to be fine for around the house, but I think for travelling I'm going to put it in the neoprene bag (under it in the picture) that I use for my netbook.
Right, well I'm going to have coffee and take the dog around the block before all the confirmands arrive. We delayed our start by 2 hours from 6 to 8 am in anticipation of the snow that hasn't materialised!
Friday, February 05, 2010
It's the 6" display global version that is supposed to work worldwide (in fact according to the coverage maps it should even give me very basic web browsing in Tobago this summer!). And so far (I only got it yesterday) I love it!
It's amazing how quickly you forget that you're not reading a book, and the device basically becomes transparent. And the ability to slightly raise the font size is much appreciated (I'm sure bifocals are in my future). I have already added a whole slew of books to it- The next Maggie O'Dell mystery in the series by Alex Kava I'm reading, and I have lined up "The Lovely Bones" and "Shutter Island". And in case I get bored (and am stuck on a desert island) I added the Bible (KJV of course) and Shakespeare for $0.99 each! It can hold up to 1500 books so I'm not worried about filling it too fast, and I think I'm going to try the free 2 week trial subscription for the NY Times so that I have that to read at breakfast this weekend while I'm away with the confirmands (more on that later I'm sure). The cover for the Kindle is supposed to come this afternoon, and the weekend will be a good test of what it's like to spend time with it- I'm not going to take any other reading material or a laptop with me so I'll have to rely on the browser in my phone or the very basic one in this for connectivity, and this alone for entertainment (not that I'll have much time, but it's nice to have something to read before bed).
I'll post a picture of the cover when it comes- and a full review after I've lived with the Kindle for the weekend- but so far, so good!