I did it! I purchased a Kindle today. The 3G one. Yay me!
I opted to purchase it from Staples in Moscow because I didn’t want to wait a week for it to arrive from Amazon and because it was $3.40 cheaper because of the sales tax savings. (Yes; I’m that cheap. I mean, I was going to drop of clothes at Goodwill across the parking lot, so it wasn’t out of my way or anything.)
I also purchased my first Kindle book—Ian Rankin’s “Strip Jack” for £4.99. Ah! Did you notice that pound sign? Well that’s because the book I wanted isn’t available for customers in America so I had to switch my country of choice to the UK. Which is cool since that will be my country of residence in less than three months’ time.
Anyhow, I need to go read now but I wanted to leave you with a couple of questions:
- Is there something ironic about naming a book-reading device after a fire-related word?
- If you purchase a re-furbished Kindle (or re-gift one) then does the Kindle become a Rekindle?
- If you’re reading something electronically, can it even be said that you’re reading a book?
So, book suggestions welcome. Gifts of Kindle books are also welcome. [Enter cheeky smile here.]