I got a NOOK for Christmas this year. For those of you who are not familiar with the NOOK, it is an e-reader from Barnes and Noble and the main competition for Amazon’s Kindle. I wanted the NOOK because it is possible to borrow library books with it and I kind of like the touch screen more than the buttons. But, I imagine that I would have been happy with whichever e-reader Greg would have decided to spring for because I love books and I wanted to be able to take many books with me when I travel without having to pay additional baggage fees.
I don’t read books that enrich my intellect much. I like murder mysteries and fantasy and a bit of sci fi. I am endlessly fascinated by the human imagination and the way people put words together. I am not particular in what form my reading material is generated. I love “real” books, have grown quite fond of my NOOK and always listen to books in my car. I consider the IPod one of the wonders of the modern world as I can drive and read at the same time.
How great is that?!
But I got the NOOK for Christmas. I went to our local library for a “Get to know your NOOK” session and at that session learned that I could sideload my own photos onto my NOOK. Whoa! I can illustrate my own reading device. I just got around to doing it the other day. It was my decision to put pics of my pets on it. That way, wherever I go, they will go with me. Of the pets I sideloaded on my e-reader, only our pug Olive is still with us but I smile each time one of the others cycle around on my screensaver. I love and miss them so.
I thought I would share them with you today.
|Asta: She regularly showered with my son Evan. Here she is fresh from her morning shower|
|Burgess: The King. His stern expression hides the fact that he had a great sense of humor.|
|Tigger: Our adoped greyhound. A wonderful, gentle and loving creature.|
|Olive, my love.|
|My daughter Carrie is convinced that pugs are a hybrid between a dog and a russet potato.|