Sunday, January 9, 2011

Book-covers in black and white

There's a book on the table looks different every time I see it. I read and turn the pages then put it down. Maybe I'm making coffee; maybe checking something on TV, or finding my mother's favorite English soap on the internet to keep her in touch. (It's called "The Archers," and started in 1950!) When I look back, the cover's closed on my book--a new picture each time; fish or birds, or famous authors, or curious scenes.

The pictures are always black and white, and the book always opens exactly where I left off; a useful trait. The pages don't get bent out of shape; the spine never threatens to break... The book's my Christmas Kindle and I'm really enjoying it.

I'm even reviewing a second book on my kindle(downloaded pdf), and I'm beginning to catch up. So I'll leave the computer to play more Archers episodes (which maybe also open up just where they left off without losing shape, thus keeping their audience happy for 60 years). Meanwhile I curl on the sofa, remembering childhood paperbacks while gazing happily at a clean plastic screen.

3 comments:

Laura Eno said...

I love my Kindle! I've had it for 3 years now. Especially like the fact that I can enlarge the print. :)

Regulo Zapata Jr., said...

I like your review. I look forward to reading a book with a kindle too. Thanks for the friendly connection on Desperate Lands. Most important I will be following your reviews.

Regulo Zapata Jr.
Author Desperate Lands
http://desperatelands.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Faris said...

Cool! I have the Kindle app for iPhone...I like that if I'm ever stuck somewhere with nothing to do, I always have a book with me to read! I DON'T like that the books are so much pricier than paperbacks. (At least the ones I've tried to buy.)