Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Just wanted to check in and say that I am working on my book--a collection of stories about my growing up days. I have downloaded a number of the stories (some that you might have read on my blog plus some new ones!) into the files of a self-publishing company and am anxious to see how they turn out. Perhaps I will have a book before Christmas! That sounds exciting!

And I had another lesson in furthering my technological knowledge this morning. Yesterday I read Susan Albert's blog and she talked about downloading a book on her Kindle. I had no idea what she was talking about and I intended to look it up on the Internet, but forgot. Today I was talking to a friend about forming a book club at our church and she mentioned a book that she had just downloaded on her Kindle. She offered give me a quick lesson on the newest way to acquire and read books through Amazon.com at a fraction of the cost of buying the book. She told me that she had recently gone on a vacation with 25 books loaded on her Kindle that is about the size of a paperback! She was jumping all around on that thing, showing me different books, how she could underline and highlight passages, store her notes, and upload a book onto web storage for future reference. Mercy! I have a lot to learn to keep up with all these advances in technology!


  1. I'm glad to hear good things about the Kindle. I was afraid it wasn't practical, but after your review, I think I might purchase one in the future.

  2. I'd love to have one but the cost might be a bit prohibitive at this point. Maybe I can justify it later--or the price will come down??

  3. I have the Sony eReader which is similar to the Kindle and I love it. I took many books with me on vacation last year - just a word of warning - remember to pack the charger!

  4. Thanks, Linda. I am just learning about this. Guess I have some research to do.

  5. Congratulations on this milestone in getting your stories between covers. I did a volume about my preschool years on Lulu.com last summer and am pleased as punch with it.

    About the Kindle. Twenty-five stories is a sizable investment. Most titles cost around $9.99. The disadvantage is that it's more like a lease than an acquisition. You can't share it with a friend when you finish. You can't donate it to the Library Used Book Sale, and you can't check titles out at the library.

    Other than that, they seem to be dandy little devices. A good friend is addicted to hers, and my brother-in-law spends megabucks feeding his Sony.

    I'm still partial to paper. I'll be a late adopter of this technology.

  6. I'm so glad to hear about the book...can't wait to learn all the details:) I've been wondering about those Kindles!!