Saturday, September 4, 2021

Why I love my Kindle

 While I do still love the print version of the book, my preference for reading is on my Kindle.

It does not, of course, replace the feel or smell of a beautifully crafted book.

It's not supposed to.

But it's comfortable for me.

This post isn't an attempt to talk anyone into giving up their books and switch to a Kindle.

If you've been in my home and seen the crowded bookshelves in every room you would realize how silly that is.

But I love love love many things about my Kindle.

One is deciding at some ridiculous hour of the night that I have to read the next book in the series that I'm bingeing on.  Hit a button a voila, there it is.

Another is this feature I am crazy about.  Instant Look-up.  

For example, right now I'm reading Barbara Davis' The Keeper of Happy Endings, which  is an Amazon First Reads Book for September.  I love her books.

One of the protagonists is drinking her favorite wine; "I close my eyes as the first sip of wine goes down. Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine. Chocolate and ripe cherry, chalky on the tongue, velvety on the way down. Plush and pricey."

 I immediately want to know more about this Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin.

So I run my cursor over it to highlight it, hit search and am rewarded with this:  

Product Description -

Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin shows the qualities characteristic of the commune : deep color, with a multi-faceted berry and red fruit bouquet, a full, tannic structure and mellow texture carry into a lasting finish. This powerful and perfumed wine require elaborate and strong-tasting food : leg of mutton, boeuf bourguignon, game pâtés, strong cheeses.


VARIETAL: Pinot Noir

REGION: Gevrey Chambertin



I love that

But then, I am easily amused.  I think it comes from growing up an only child.


Vicki Lane said...

Yes, I love the Kindle for all those reasons. Our house is still overflowing with 'real' books and I usually have one of those going too.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Gram, Lesa, and Kathy! Dang Blogger anyway! NO idea why your comments disappeared!!!!!!!!!!!

Lesa said...

I hope you were able to read them. That's all that counts, Kaye! Love you, my friend!

Profrayne said...

Same for me, plus I can take hundreds of books with me on my vacation.