Thanks to everyone who made reading suggestions the other day. The Kindles arrived yesterday and after an early glitch with mine – quickly resolved by a helpful Kindle customer service representative this morning – I got down to the serious business of downloading far more reading material than I’ll be able to get through in the forseeable future. Zeitoun, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Blood Meridian, City of Thieves and Anna Karenina are all waiting in queue. Isabelle Allende’s Island Beneath the Sea waits in my wish list.
Thanks to the Kindle’s search function I was even able to quickly locate the spot where I left off in my hardcover copy of Anna Karenina (which the Kindle helpfully noted is 53% of the way through the book) and then instantly get the definition of “trousseau.” That would be, “the clothes, household linen, and other belongings collected by a bride for her marriage.” Score.