Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Kindle Review - And a Birthday Wish

At WWADY, we're celebrating a special birthday today -- mine.

And as many of my readers already know (because I've been talking about it pretty much non-stop), I want a Kindle 2.

I want one. I want one. I want one.

I want one so badly, in fact, that not since Ralphie pined endlessly over his Red Rider BB-Gun has man engaged in so much shameless coveting.

Alas, my birthday wish is not to be. Even with the $100 prize I collected today by taking first place in an essay contest, I'm still coming up desperately short of cash.

So while I won't be playing with a brand new Kindle 2 today, I did get the pleasure of reading a playfully-written review of the Kindle 2 on MSNBC (which is, of course, no consolation at all).

Check out the review here. It's by Helen A.S. Popkin. It's funny. It's informative. It's titled, "I have a Kindle 2: Jealous much?" (Clearly, dear Ms. Popkin was thinking of me when she wrote her review. So, yes, Ms. Popkin, I am jealous. Much.)

Finally, while I'm far too old to believe in such foolishness, as you read this review, please do me the favor of thinking these words:

"Birthday miracle . . . birthday miracle . . . birthday miracle."


Scott W. Galer said...

I never figured you as such a techie. I'm a genuine tech junky and I have to admit I've been eyeing Kindle 2.0. I'm not sure, though, if I could really go there. I tend to be a compulsive annotator, and I've never much enjoyed digital annotation. This could all change after you purchase yours and I actually heft the thing. I also worry about how the "Whispernet" could harm my budget. I've had to remove my credit card info from and disable one-click ordering... but the Whispernet would be inescapable!!!

Professor Josh said...

Scott - Yes, the temptation to buy a book right now might be too much to resist. I'm sure I could drop a few hundred dollars very quickly - and very regularly.

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

Happy Birthday!

You know, if you keep blogging about books long enough, you'll be in line to get these free for review . . .

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