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…and so they dragged me, kicking and screaming, into the digital age

by Cyndi Paxton Johnson

I used to be cool. Really! I was active on WOW (the pre-AOL chat room) before most folks ever heard of the internet.  I was cutting edge – for a non-techie. I even had a column in the now defunct online  Cecil County Magazine.  And, no thanks to my now husband, I had a computer WITH a hard drive!  (my first computer had only two floppies because – and I quote my wonderful techie husband – “No one would ever need an entire 20mb of space!” In his defense – it was a LONG time ago!)

And yet, despite my advanced beginnings – I am now a technological wash-out.  I own NO Apple products.  I FINALLY got a GPS last Christmas –and like it. And, most importantly from a Book Slut point of view – I FINALLY have a Kindle.

We have ONE Kindle in our household – and we’re constantly fighting over it.  Because of this – there’s an eclectic combination of digital books for our perusing pleasure.  I’ve finally found some Facebook folks that keep me current on FREE and low-cost ebooks:  BookGorilla, Pixel of Ink, Readers of Kindle Books, etc – and I’m stocking up

Additionally, there are plenty of business books that we’re perusing – which keep us motivated and growing! I LOVE taking ONE of my entire libraries with me wherever I go – it makes waiting MUCH less frustrating! (still love the thousands of books in our home – but digital sure weighs less!)

 

I don’t know how we survived without our Kindle for so long – something about loving the feel of a real book in my hands.  You get over it. Trust me. 

Maybe one day I’ll have an i-pod! 

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