I spent a late night on Tuesday following the primary outcomes. Yes, I was disappointed that Clinton made a bit of a comeback, as I’m at the point that I want the Democratic nominee to go after McCain instead of the two candidates going after each other.
Feeling rather burnt out last night I decided to finish a book last night. Jasper Fforde’s title, Lost in a Good Book, described my attitude perfectly — it was a pleasure to lose myself in something entertaining. Tuesday Next’s adventures make me laugh, and where else can you have Miss Havisham of Dicken’s Great Expectations speeding in a sports car in order to beat Alice in Wonderland’s Red Queen to a book sale?
Tonight I may head to bed early and read some more. I started a biography on George Washington and it’s pretty darn interesting. I’ve always found Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Ben Franklin much more fascinating historical characters, so I really bought the book to see if I could find a way to put Washington on my fascination list. He’s always seemed rather boring to me. Ha! What a fascinating history so far: massacres, stifled ambitions, tobacco farming, and an ongoing suspicion of being cheated by London businessmen have filled the pages so far, and somehow I’m liking good ol’ George.
And yes, the Kindle makes reading easier. Reading is a one-handed affair, which is nice when I’m also trying to eat at the same time. No longer do I have to hold the book in one hand and turn the page with the other. Now I just hold the Kindle and quickly push the Next Page button. By the way, if you just got a Kindle I recommend you do what I do to limit accidentally hitting buttons: fold back the front of the Kindle cover and place the elastic band to hold it in place (I learned this on the Kindle forum). Here’s a photo found on Flickr showing the cover folded back:
If you’re laying in bed on your right side you can slip your hand in between the cover and hold on with just a few fingers as the elastic holds your hand in place (photo example). Your thumb is in a the perfect position for pushing the Next Page button. If you’re on your left side, your hand fits around that same cover to the left of the Kindle. Your thumb can rest along the bottom cover clasp putting it into perfect position to….guess what? Yep, push the Next Page button. It’s the perfect lazy reader’s way to read a book.