‘Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.’
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

…has been thrown!

I have a bet with GW. If I can get my first draft done by June 1, I get a Kindle! Now, if you have no clue what a Kindle is, check out Amazon.com and read all about it. It is awesome!

I love electronics. I love books. So put the two together and…thereyouhaveit… the Kindle!

What I love about the Kindle:
1. You can download a book in under 60 seconds flat and have it right at your fingertips.
2. You don’t need internet access to do it. It works on Whispernet. Which also means you do not have to connect to the computer.
3. There are over 240,000 books that are available on Kindle and more added each day.
4. Holds up to 1500 books and Amazon backs it up for you should you need to download something again – for free.

I could go on and on, but you can read it for yourself.

I have heard several arguments that e-readers will put the brick and mortar bookstores out of business.

Not so.

Most (me included) still love the feel, the smell, the look of a printed book and an electronic gadget will never take the place of that.

But think of the possibilities. I am a big believer in resource books and to be able to have all of them at my fingertips anytime, anywhere would be very convenient. To have my TBR at my fingertips would enable me to pick and choose which book to read and, if not in the mood for that one, pick another. All without having to lug several books around.

I. Can’t. Wait. Oh, and if I don’t complete it? Well, GW gets to buy a table saw thingy. Too bad he is going to have to wait for Christmas to get it because I am going to WIN!


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3 Responses to “the gauntlet…”

sandy s Says:

You can do it Sandy I know you can! Keep up the good work.

Denise ~ Says:

I want one too! The Kindle not the saw. If you win, I will buy you a book … how’s that for double incentive ?!?!

Sandy Says:

Sandy S: Maybe I finally found my motivation, LOL!

Denise: You are ON!

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