|Pawpaw tree in bloom. Never seen this before.|
One of our chores took us to Wal-mart. While there, I looked at the Kindles and Nooks. I’m pretty old fashioned and not taking to the latest and greatest technologies very quickly. However, a girl could go broke buying books, so the readers are appealing. I’m fond of recycling books and frequent used book stores, flea markets, and especially the small libraries we find at some of the campgrounds to search for my reading material. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find more recent releases. I suspect it’s because so many folks have gone to e-books.
I’ve been thinking about a reader since Christmas, but haven’t really delved into the research. I have spoken with several people who have one or the other, I’ve looked at them at Target and Wal-Mart, and Ansley has shared the information she has gleaned from her extensive research for her own choice in a reader.
For me, I just want to read a book. I don’t want a computer. I don’t want a phone. So, the IPad and Kindle Fire that will do everything including practically fix dinner for you I don’t want. (Well, if they actually cook, maybe I’ll reconsider.) I want to be able to borrow books from the library, primarily. I’m getting pretty serious about it now, so the search, and research, is on.
Mike and Peggy came over for a few minutes this afternoon. It is so nice having them in the campground. Even though we wanted to hog all their time, we let them do their own thing this morning and get their chores done. They invited us over for dinner this evening. Muffulettas--yum, yum.
Tomorrow morning we’re heading east to Cades Cove campground in Smoky Mountain National Park. It occurred to me today that we may not have cell service there. That means, not only no phone, but no MiFi service either. We’re gonna be totally disconnected--no electricity, no water, no sewer, no TV, no phone, no internet. This may be the last time you hear from me until Sunday when we leave the Park to meet friends for lunch. We’ll see what happens.
‘Til then, thanks for tagging along.