The Magic City

The Magic City

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Too much travel makes a girl weary. And I am beat.  But I finally came to the realization as to why I need to get a Nook or Kindle.

Last week I flew to Rhode Island for a deposition. The flights weren't too long, but the layovers were. I packed three books to take with me (I'm a fast reader). I polished off two books with the flight up and first night in the hotel. Work occupied enough of my time, that I didn't crack open the third book until I arrived at the airport for the flight home.

Did I mention I arrived at the airport about five hours before my flight was scheduled to leave? (Work was done, and I hoped I could charm my way onto an earlier flight). I tore through book three, polishing it off before I hit my three hour layover in Charlotte.  I needed another book. I really didn't want to offer up my kidney to the airport bookstore in exchange for more reading material seeing as how I'd given them other organs for a Diet Coke and Twizzlers.

I totally understand the wisdom behind an E-reader now. If I'd had a Nook or Kindle, I would have had a huge library at my disposal and/or could have quickly bought another book.  No, this is not a commercial (although if the good people at Amazon or Barnes and Noble want to send me anything, I wouldn't refuse it), just an observation based on my personal experience.

So, in an effort to procrastinate starting on the book I just outlined, I will be doing internet research today comparing the Nook and Kindle.  All input and comments are welcome!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Home Again

I am back from Killer Nashville in time to change out my suitcase and fly to Rhode Island to take a deposition. Fun, fun, fun.  More about the conference later!