Excuse me!! Okay, I'll say I'm sorry, sort of.
I've been reading books since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. When I was in grammar school (yes, they called it grammar school back then, you know, a hundred years ago or so) I had to walk one block to the library after school was out. Mom worked and it was my aunts job to pick me up and take me home. So, I read and read and read as I waited.
Before I was school age, Mom worked at the library during WPA days. Mom repaired much used books with torn pages, pencil marks etc. When the books could not be repaired she bought them home to me. There weren't many but I still have three or four.
My aunt was a school teacher and she encouraged my reading by buying me a book or two. Remember, this was during
As my children were growing up I did not read quite as much for myself. I was busy reading to them... Then they were grown and I started going back to the library. There's something about a library that I haven't quite figured out. I love to go. I will pick out a book or two to read. But, I have the hardest time taking a book BACK to the library. It's always overdue!! And, I find that I did not read many in a years time. Perhaps, sub-consciously I wanted to keep them for my own.
So, last Christmas my son gave me a Kindle.
I'll have you know that I have read 49 books since the holidays and all types, all the way from 'Alice in Wonderland' to 'The Life and Letters of Robert Browning' to the latest 'Bonhoeffer, Patriot, Marytr, Spy' (a pastor who was in on the conspiracy to kill Hilter). That's a pretty board range of subjects. I just started 'the Lemon Tree' last night about Israel, Palestine and the problems between Jews and Arabs.
Yeah, I know the bookstores are closing and I am sad about that. So many people depend on them for good reading (and some not so good reading) but for me, my horizons have broadened tremendously since last Christmas when I found a Kindle under the tree. Another gift was a gold make-up bag (from Susan) and that Kindle fit right in. I'm sure Susan had no idea that is what I would use it for. hehe.
I can adjust the font size to whatever is easiest on my eyes.
And, I play word games on it, too.
blast with her Kindle. Thanks, Michael.