Yesterday, at my mother's, I chanced to look at the shopping flyers she gets every week. One caught my eye. It was from Shopper's Drug Mart. I bought my digital camera from them. They have a small electronics department in in some stores, although I have no idea why. This time, they were selling kindle e-readers for a good price.
Over the last few years, I have been building up Optimum points. I had so many that it amounted to $85. I could use that as cash toward purchases, including a Kindle.
After we returned from the Valley last night, I went into the Shopper's in Clayton Park. It was pushing 9pm. I made my way to the electronics section and saw one kindle on display. I pointed to it and the sales clerk got it for me. With my points, I got the thing for about $41.
Today, after I mowed the back lawn, I started trolling amazon for a suitable cover for the kindle. I think I will instead get a sleeve for it, so that I can remove the kindle from it and read it with one hand, rather than use a cover for it and hold it with two, like a regular book.
I got a kindle for Patricia for Christmas. Nearly six months later, she still hasn't got a cover for it. I am a man. I will select a cover or a sleeve for it this week.
I just can't decide on the colour. I'd like to have one that goes with my eyes, which I guess would be pink.
Once I get the cover/sleeve for it, I will charge the device and start downloading books. I am looking forward to playing with it. It only has wifi. I would prefer it also have 3g, but one can't have everything, not at that price.
Don't worry. I will tell you all about this nifty new play thing of mine as I discover all the things it can do.
See you tomorrow.
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