Now, before any of you smart alecs go off mumbling that I've got a Kindle habit, let me be the first to say it: Hi. My name's Lalita and I'm a Kind-a-holic. Garland's found me slumped on the couch in front of the fireplace, glasses askew, clutching my reader like a just-returned foundling.
It's a cautionary tale.
Though, I will say that I've met some very interesting people hereabouts. Kindle owners, all. Today, it was Patrick, the man who started my Kindle crush. Like any self-respecting crack dealer, he let me have a free taste. He handed his Kindle over to me--a stranger--at SBX and let me play with it for the better part of an hour while he checked his email. Seeing him today, we was beaming when he saw me walking back to my table with my Kindle, which I've named (in the Amazon system), Gizmo (food and water--bad!).
He was with two friends, non-believers, to be sure, and leaned into me to tell me about all of the Kindle loot he'd gotten and still coveted. When he got to the subject of Kindle covers (he's got 3 or 4), he remarked to me, a fellow conspirator, that he "could see how women can get that way about purses.
And the bridges of understanding get stronger.
Friends have asked me to post a little about what I'm reading on my Kindle. Here's the short list:
- Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America ~ Thomas Friedman
- Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant ~ W. Chan Kim
- Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else ~ Geoff Colvin
- The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage) ~ Barack Obama
- Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid ~ Dr. Denis Leary