Deb Sarah’s new love

I’d just gotten a new iPhone – all shiny and pretty, wrapped in a hot-pink case – and my friend Nik, who was visiting for the weekend, asked a question that I’m eternally grateful for:  “Do you know about the Kindle App?”

I’m a bit wary of all things electronic, so I meekly shook my head. I had no Kindle App. I had, in fact, no Apps at all.

“Here,” Nik said gently, reaching for my phone. He showed me how to download – for free! – a little button. When I touched the button with my fingertip a moment later, an entire bookstore unfolded in front of my eyes – mysteries and thrillers, beach reads and biographies! I could buy any of them, at any time. If I got stuck in a terrible traffic jam, I could read the first few chapters of the new Lee Child. Waiting in pick-up line at my kids’s school, I could browse the opening pages of a half-dozen novels before settling on the one I liked best. Never again would I be without a book in hand.

I love, love, love my Kindle App. It won’t ever replace traditional books for me – I still yearn for the comfortable weight of one in my hands – but whenever I’ve got some unexpected downtime (a long line at the grocery store, a bout of insomnia at 3 a.m.) I reach for my trusty iPhone and dive deliciously into another world.

Thanks, Nik!

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7 thoughts on “Deb Sarah’s new love

  1. The screen is pretty small, but it doesn’t bother me – although I’m sure an iPad would be more comfortable!
    And Larramie, it truly is great! Do you have an ereader?

  2. My sweetie has an iphone, and he is all about the GAMES. The kids ask for “iphone bedtime stories,” meaning GAMES. (They’re mostly physics-based games, so we don’t mind).

  3. This makes me want to cancel my T-Mobile Blackberry contract, take the $$ hit, and just get an iPhone! I have a 9 year wedding anniversary coming up. Think I’ll start dropping hints to the hubs soon. xoxo

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