November 7, 2010

A Kindle and A Book Review!

I have been wanted a Kindle for a really long time but just wouldn't breakdown and spend the money. A Kindle is an electronic reader. It will hold up to 3,500 books and the books are downloaded from the internet. I was talking to my dear son the other day and he was telling me he had received a promotion and raise in salary in his job. He was very excited. I kiddingly said to him "since you are in such a good mood, would this be the time to tell you I would like a Kindle for Christmas?" LOL! He said "Mom, actually, that is what I am planning to get you as I knew you wanted one"! A few minutes later I received an email of an order confirmation from Amazon. He bought me a Kindle -- not just any Kindle -- the top of the line Kindle DX with a 9-inch screen!!!! I was in tears. I was so excited! I am already enjoying an early Christmas gift.
The first book that I downloaded was "Prayers for Sale" by Sandra Dallas. One of my internet swap buddies, Sharon, told me about the book. It is set in the 1800's. And, of course, typical of Sandra Dallas' books, it always references quilts!! The book was just as good as Sharon said. I really enjoyed it. My favorite part of the book is this passage...."A quilt circle's like a crazy quilt. You got all kinds in it. Some members are the big pieces of velvet or brocade, show-offish, while others are bitty scraps of used goods, hoping you don't notice them. But without each and every one, the quilt would fall apart." This really struck me as a very accurate description of a quilting group.


If you get a chance, I hope you will read Prayers for Sale.

7 comments:

Pat said...

Love the description of a quilt group...and how nice of your son to get you the Kindle!!!

Bluzbrod said...

What a thoughtful son you have! I'd love to hear your experience with the Kindle; I'm thinking of getting one as a birthday gift for my DH. Thanks!

Nancy said...

I agree with you. I read Prayers for Sale last year and really loved it. Would like to read her other books.

Michelle said...

What a sweet son!! I have the sony ereader that my hubby bought me. The only problem that I have is that I can't always get all the books I want. I think the kindle gives more variety. Enjoy it! And I'll look for that book!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've had a Kindle for a little over a year now and it's the best money I ever spent! Be sure you go to this blog every single day because she lists every free book that comes out. www.booksontheknob.blogspot.com
Many of them I do not download - you'll see when you've been reading her blog for a while that she lists everything and I do mean everything. And many times they aren't for the Kindle but maybe The Nook or another reader. Just pay attention when you go to Amazon for the "free" book to be sure that the price hasn't changed! blessings, marlene

Angela said...

Lucky you! I have the Kindle on my "wish list".

Teresa said...

congratulations on your kindle. I have a Sony ereader and I just love it too. My husband surprised me with it last year at Christmas.