Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Friday, January 13, 2012

On Fire with Lesa in 2012! Dance Party!

 (I have a deep dark bookish secret. Can you guess what it is from the conspicuous clues? And grooving is mandatory-- no matter where you are)

Happy second week of this beautiful new year! Is your year off to a blazing good start?

Great balls of fire! Mine certainly is.

Great Balls by Jerry Lee Lewis on Grooveshark

I've been in a searing frenzy of productivity around the old homestead.  Start rearranging furniture at midnight? Hot damn, I'm just heating up at midnight.

Hot Hot Hot by Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue on Grooveshark

And in the blogging department? Well, lately, I've been neglecting poor Baja in favor of my everything else blog, Dusty Us Diaries

BUT as the embers of 2011 burn to ash, the sparks of 2012 have ignited an inferno of exciting book bloggy ideas.  So stay tuned! 

And my reading? Off to a sizzling start with Summer by Edith Wharton. It is a scorcher! (teehee)

Using all the these fiery words tickles me. Hope you are amused too and not ready to toss me onto a pyre.  Okay, moving along, just in case. 

Have you guessed my secret yet? Are you burning to know? (teehee again)

Aw, you're so flaming brilliant, I bet you already figured it out. 

Alright, I never in a million years (or at least 5 years) expected to say this but here goes.... the big reveal... 

I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas! 

I  am actually the bemused proud owner of an e-reader. And a super cool high tech e-reader at that. Me. The girl with no ipod. The girl with a dumb phone.  (I did just upgrade to a smarter phone with a slide out keyboard and touch screen but kept it deliberately dumb-- no texting/interneting for me!)

And now I am with Kindle Fire.

Dang, I don't know nothin' 'bout reading on e-readers!

Ha, looks like I don't know whether to smile or grimace. Just momentary cognitive dissonance though. 

My mind was a whirl of: Uh buh.. no e-reader is my trademark. OMG! A KINDLE FIRE! Uh buh.. I prefer real books. OMG! A KINDLE FIRE! Uh buh... I want to be the last holdout. OMG! A KINDLE FIRE! I CAN GET ALL THE DICKENS' NOVELS FOR FREE!  (And that is no lie. Dickens popped into my mind before all others. my bargain book hunting has been thwarted by Dickens all year)

So yeah, I'm fired up about my new book toy!

Fire by Ohio Players on Grooveshark

Now, if I could only try it out.  That is right, I haven't even tried it out yet (but I have watched Amazon's cool tutorials)

Why?  There is no wi-fi at my house.  

Why?   My bone idle but charming and bookish (redeeming qualities) Hub bought a wireless router two years ago and has yet to set it up. 

Hahahahahahahahahhahahah! This kills me! It is just so typical of our sitcom-esque life. 

Is your life like a sitcom too? 

Ours is a wonderfully maddening amalgamation of The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith Show, Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan's Island and Fawlty Towers. Really. 

So I'm giving Hub until February to hook up the wi-fi so I can set up my Kindle Fire in the comfort of my own home. If there is still no wi-fi on February 1, I'll go use the library's wi-fi. 

How much you wanna bet that I will be at the library on February 1?

Until then, I will just stand next to my Kindle Fire...

Fire by The Jimi Hendrix Experience on Grooveshark

Where do you stand regarding e-readers? If you have one, which one do you have? How often do you use it?

Thursday Favorite Things


  1. I use the Kindle app on my iPad and I LOOOOOVVVVEEE it! I still read "regular" print books, but there is no beating the e-reader... I take it with me EVERYWHERE!
    You will love it, too... once you get up and running! Good luck with it.

  2. Jeanne is right. You'll love it. Did you know that Kindle Fire will not be available in Australia because of licensing issues? Yep, I can't legally own one.

  3. thanks guys! e-reader fans are always so enthusiastic-- I can't wait to finally try it out.

    D: that is a shame since you love Kindles. Can you illegally own one? Like if I win a KindleFire in a contest and give it to you? wouldn't want you to end up in the pokey! I'm not that lucky in giveaways but you never know...

  4. Congratulations on the Kindle!

    I haven't gone the e-reader route, yet.

  5. LOL! I'm a digital girl all the way. Still happy with my 2nd gen Kindle. Please don't leave it in the box as long as the router. Five more updated ones will come out in two years. LOL! Stopping by from Katherine's Corner. And will check out what you have to follow. Have a wonderful day.

  6. Congrats on the Kindle Fire.

    I won a Kindle with keyboard and 3G wireless in a Jif giveaway and I just opened it up about 3 weeks ago.

    It's pretty cool - not cooler than yours - but it has some pretty cool features.

    I love that Amazon offers some free downloads every now and then. Some blogs that I subscribe to will post when free downloads are available. With a click of a button - on whatever computer I am on - it downloads to my Kindle.

    The Kindle will be convenient for traveling and I can even "take out" books from the library, but I absolutely LOVE the feel of a real book and love looking at the line my shelves. An e-reader can't replace that.

    Have fun!

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday.

  7. I love my books, But I would also love an ereader too. Then I wouldn't have to drag heavy books on trips. May I have both please, giggle. Enjoy it my friend. Thank you for joining in the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Big Hugs!

  8. Kala: Thanks!

    Kenya: Ha! Isn't that the truth!

    Yona: so cool that you won a kindle! Yes, I'm looking forward to all the free and .99 books Amazon offers. I can't wait to travel with it but still can't quite see myself using it at home. I'm excited to try though.

    Katie: Yes, you deserve both! Hugs!


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