Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Life just keeps going on as I hide in my apartment

The Grand Girls came over this weekend.  I didn't have time to plan a not-too-hot, affordable adventure with them so we just stayed around the house.   

I read a book yesterday titled Revival Season by Monica West. I really enjoyed it but I'll let you look it up to see if it is something you would enjoy.  

As you know, I listen to recorded books every night as I am going to sleep.  I was an avid reader since early childhood but in adulthood, my eyesight got so bad I did not enjoy reading anymore and became an avid listener of recorded books.  

Now that my hearing is so bad (having lost one of my hearing aids) I thought I would try reading again.  I'm glad I picked a book I enjoyed so much as I spent the whole day reading and now have awakened my love of printed books.  

I would like to progress to Kindle as so many downloads, including library, are available but I don't have one so I'll have to watch for a sale.

I feel like Medusa with the head of snakes, sometimes.  Only my snakes are things that interest me but have no common ground except they come from my head.  

I started on my felt Christmas ornaments but my scissors wouldn't cut the felt so I had to buy some good ones. So while waiting for the scissors to arrive I read a book and now my pile of ornament-making stuff sits on the table making a mess while I search for a new book to read. 

Oh, and I did watch Ophelia on Netflix, starring Daisey Ridley of Star Wars fame.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  

Ok, enough.  More later .... 


  1. I don't have a kindle and I thought I was the only one in the world. I enjoy listening to audio books, especially in the car on a trip. Once we were so into the story and we had arrived. We sat in the car until it was finished. (only about 20 minutes or less) Sometimes they have used kindles for sale through Facebook market place when people upgrade theirs. You may wish to look there.

  2. You can put a Kindle App on any computer device, like a phone, iPad, laptop, etc. My Kindle App is on my desktop computer where I can enlarge the font easily. I like sitting up as I read, but yes, it means my Kindle is not "portable." But that's okay with me.

  3. I have a Kindle and an app on a Kindle on my computer. You can synchronize them and float back and forth to read.

    It's distressing to loss a hearing aid, isn't it!

  4. Haha! Medusa! I see you more as a juggler. It's good to have lots of interests. Makes life interesting. Your patio looks very cozy and your grand girl is adorable!

  5. I never thought I'd would prefer ebooks over paper, but with arthritic thumbs, the Kindle is so much easier and lighter to hold, and the size of the font can be enlarged. I received the Kindle Oasis for Christmas last year and enjoy it being water resistant and backlit so I don't need a lamp on, but what was most important to me was that it has buttons to turn the page instead of swiping (that way I can hold Kindle and turn page with just one hand...essential to me when reading in bed and not wanting both arms out from under the covers). But I still love and keep my original Kindle Keyboard and use it exclusively for library ebook downloads as the wi-fi can be turned off, and so if I'm not through with a book at the due date, with the wi-fi turned off to the Kindle, the library book gets returned from my Amazon account (so nothing is overdue and no fines incurred), but the book remains on the Kindle and is readable until the next time I turn the wifi on . It can get tricky if a reserved book becomes available before I finish reading, as if you turn on wifi to download the new book, the 'overdue' book is removed from the device automatically, but it encourages me to read faster. :)

    This got long, and I'm not sure I explained it well. There are well priced used Kindles on Ebay. The tricky part can be registering it to your Amazon account, but it is very doable. (If you buy a Kindle directly from Amazon, it is automatically registered to your Amazon account if you choose that option at purchase.)

    Happy reading!

  6. I feel like Medusa . . . That is a great description! And I recognized the feeling immediately,

  7. I tried audio books at night but they would put me to sleep and I'd lose my place. Hope you can find a Kindle. You can adjust the font size and never lose your place for when you quit turning pages, it shuts down. It will also read to you but the voice is a bit robotic. I love how I can access library books and never have to leave the house.
    Hope you find that runaway hearing aid.

  8. I have a Kindle app on my IPad. It is great!

    Take care, Barbara.

  9. I have an older Kindle that was working fine when I upgraded that I would be glad to send to you if you are interested.

  10. How fun to have the kiddos over!
    I'm still a fan of paper books; the kindle thing never felt right. I suppose when I can't see the books, the bigger print on the kindle might be the way to go.
    You sound like me; start a project, hit a roadblock, move to next project. :) Take care.

  11. As others have mentioned here, you can get the kindle app on your phone. This is what I use when reading at night... mainly because you can enlarge the font and it's lit up, so no nightlight is needed (to wake up spouse). I too prefer a real book... but this works great at night or when waiting for a doctor appointment.