“The spt challenge this week is: may means *wedding month* to me. and, no, this challenge is not going to be about weddings (unless you want it to be...) this month's challenge is simply:

  • tuesday, may 6 something old
  • tuesday, may 13 something new
  • tuesday, may 20 something borrowed
  • tuesday, may 27 something blue”

In order for you to really understand how much I L-O-V-E my something new, you have to know a few interesting facts.

I am, chronologically speaking, a senior citizen which means certain things don’t work like they used to. One of those things is my eyes. They just don’t cooperate like they used to. Sometimes, they see double and I don’t even drink. Sometimes they see blurred objects and I am not on any drugs (legal or illegal). Sometimes I squint too much, but that causes wrinkles so I just wear glasses.

Now, the next thing you should know is that glasses make my eyes tired. I’ve tried them all. Bifocals, trifocals, soft contacts, hard contacts, 3 different pair of glasses one for reading, one for computer and one for distance. I’ve even used drug store glasses and I have several pair of glasses from the dollar store. Nothing makes a difference, my eyes just get tired.

The consequences of these two things is simple—I quit reading. By the end of the day, when reading is my favorite leisure activity, my eyes are too tired to read.

What does this have to do with something new? You ask.

I have a new Kindle. I love my new Kindle. I have started reading again. No trips to the library, no boxes and boxes of stored books. Just my new Kindle. My new Kindle has my scriptures on it (that was the first thing I bought and downloaded). The new Kindle is amazing. You can purchase and download books onto it without a computer in site. It is completely wireless. Here are some pictures and some of my favorites features:

Here is the cover. Notice mine has a little red dot on the corner. That is so that Tarzan can easily pick up his and not get confused. He liked mine so well, that we immediately bought one for him.

This is what it looks like when you open it. In this picture the Kindle is asleep. The images change each time you put it to sleep.

When I open my Kindle I have it set on the largest font so I don’t have to strain my eyes to read. Yes, I am reading again. In fact I have read more in the past 2 months than I have read in the past year.

Here it is with smaller print. You can adjust the print to fit your vision requirements. Did I tell you I L-O-V-E my NEW Kindle?

This is the Kindle store where you can buy books right on the Kindle and they will be downloaded to your Kindle in seconds. You get a license to share your purchased book with 6 Kindles. I have a credit card on file, so all I have to do is click on the book I want and it is charged to my credit card and I am good to go.

Here is my Google Mail. Isn’t that amazing?

And here is the big bonus, you can make notes and create bookmarks, then, Amazon saves all of that in your account so if your Kindle should die, you can simply download them to the new one. Both of our Kindles have access to all books, periodicals and blogs the other one purchases. It is a simple matter of managing the content to put the items you want on your Kindle and take off what you don’t want. For instance, I have no interest in a subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Tarzan, can’t live without it, so he has it downloaded to his Kindle and I only get it when I want to read something specific.

Just one problem, I hate to call it “my Kindle.” I need a name for my Kindle, any suggestions?

If you decide to buy a Kindle, click on the link on my page to go to Amazon and buy one. If you do I get money :-).


Way neat. I read a lot of LDS fiction. Can you get those for the Kindle. A name? How bout Library.

I have never heard of this before.. I love to read too & my eyes also get so tired. I have store bought glasses & prescription glasses. that give me a headache..
I'm going to have to look into one of these things.. Cool!

I have seen these on Amazon and thought they'd make a perfect gift. But after reading your little public service announcement on it, I just might have to go snag one for myself! And a name, a name...let me think. How about "My P.B." (Personal Bookstore)

I've never ever heard of a Kindle before. Sounds like the most techy kind of fun out there! I'm totally fasinated!
A name???...
BFF? (best friends forever
Whatever you name it, have a great time with it!

This is the coolest thing. I have never heard of it. I love it!!

that is wonderful, I cannot imagine how it would be to struggle to read, even with aids. I love reading, and do it often (although I have some of the thickest glasses ever) Yay for you!

Wow, I have never heard of such a thing before. I agree, the name is a little strange, but I don't have a better idea. Good luck with that!

That is new to me. I have never heard of it, but it is a great thing. Good for you.

That is amazing! I want one. As far as names go, I call my laptop "my precious" (the way Gollum refers to the Ring in Lord of the Rings)because I love it soooo much.

Very cool. I like Jeanette's idea. My Precious is perfect!

i had never heard of this either. what a fantastic idea!

Yeah for you! I happened to be drinking a glass of water while reading this and almost choked at the thought of not being able to read...I can easily imagine your excitement!

I currently have to take my glasses OFF to be able to read--who knows what the future holds!

I think you should name it SAL (Sandi's Awesome Library) :)