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A New Lover?
This morning when I woke there was this somewhat strange mark left on my cheek. the indent was almost like a hard bruise or a brand. Now I know that glass of red wine with dinner did not affect me to that degree.
I have written many times about this subject and it does not prevail for just us seniors. When i look around me today I see the younger folks totally going forward into this area sometimes only because it is the latest trend.
Yes, I am talking about all the wonderful electronic devices that we have in our hands today to use. Last night as I listened to the business news they were reporting that the new Kindle Reader had out sold all paper books. Oh, I know you will say that you will never give up your paper backs and I too will continue to enjoy them. Yet, it is obvious in today's busy world how wonderful it is to be able to carry one of these type of devices along on maybe your commute to and from.
Look around you; the odds are that your children and grandchildren are holding an iPod in their hand right now? I sometimes can carry on a one sided conversation with my son or grandson before I notice that they have two wires traveling up from their shirt pocket to their ears. One probably is listening to music and the other would be listening to an audio book---the one listening to an audio book now, would have never bothered to sit in one place long enough to read a paper book---yet they are each learning and enjoying what this technology has brought forth.
I am a big fan of audio books and have read books---with my ears that I would have walked right passed them on a book self in a book store. One feature that the audio book has that makes it outstanding is the background sounds that many authors are now inserting into them. A mystery comes to life with scream or a creaking door. A romance with his or her whisper of love makes the heart skip a beat.
New doors are opening for many new authors that cannot get pass the gauntlet of the publishers. There are so many people out there that may have written a great novel and they are buried in the stack of manuscripts.
We are all sitting here reading hub page's that were created on a computer that we would fight the devil himself for if someone tried to take it away. I use this wonderful device for down-loading e-books. Your entire classics are now on e-books and there are rare books that are now available that you and I would have never had the opportunity to access before. Text books are now available for students on these devices, no more heavy book bags.
There are numerous e-books that are free. I find the average e-book cost is $9.00 to $14.00, against the cost of paper books that range much higher. I like the idea of how many trees we might be saving also. I plan on putting all my novels into e-books and recording them too, for the world is at my fingertips and we all have a voice.
Yes, my new LOVER---Apple iPod with its 64GB will crawl in bed with me every night and take me to places and meet people that I would have never met in ---two life times.
P.S. This lover doesn't snore-