“What is that? Are you sending SMS’s to your friends?” the waiter asked me as he pointed to my Kindle.
“No, it’s a Kindle. For reading.”
“For reading? Those are the books you wrote? On that?”
“No (though secretly wishing the answer was yes). It’s like an electronic library. I download the books when I’m at home, then I can read them when I travel.”
“This, I think this is a good idea. I like this Kindle.”
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Haha! Excellent, love surreal snippets of conversations like this.
But then the Kindle et al. is the death of tangible reading.
Maybe. I’ve noticed I read a lot more with my Kindle, because it’s always in my purse. Kindle is for reading on the go; books are for reading at home.
I miss being able to see what strangers are reading on the train.
So true. I love being a book voyeur.
Hahaha great post Lori!
When I took out my kindle in Korea, my parents asked me, “What is that?”
“It’s a device for reading, I can transfer a lot of books into it.”
“Ohh.. that is cool!”
I felt like I came from the future 🙂
That’s awesome! Where do your parents live in Korea? I lived in Daegu for almost a year in 2001 – 2002. Living in Korea was the impetus for this blog. 🙂
They live in An-san, it’s about 2 hours south of Seoul. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansan. Wow! how was it like in Daegu and Korea? That sounds great! Do you have posts about your experience living in Korea?
I enjoyed living in Daegu; it’s a city surrounded by beautiful mountains. That was when I started this blog – go back to the archives of late 2001and 2002 and you’ll see some fun stories. 🙂 I took advantage of living there and traveled throughout Korea – to Seoul, Pusan, the tea plantations in the southwest, Jeju-do. I don’t think all of the pictures came through, but the stories are entertaining.
Thank you! That’s awesome. I’ll definitely check them out 🙂