R and I agreed this year that we would not buy each other a christmas gift, mainly because neither could think of anything for the other. I did end up buying him a battery powered robot fish to swim around when he is having a bath. I rather like it myself and we gave it a try out in the kitchen sink.
But what did R do? He bought me an electric book reader. I know little about them and he knew even less. It is a Kindle and it is tied to Amazon for buying electric books. I was desperate to read a book on it, and so I did actually pay $10 for one, but I can't imagine I will be doing that too often. Kindle uses a different file format to most other readers, so when I snaffle some free books from somewhere, I will probably have to convert the files.
What I find amazing is how quickly I am getting through a book when using the Kindle. I am also very impressed with how readable the screen is. Even in direct sunlight, the text is bright and crystal clear. Apparently it uses E-Ink, or is that E-Paper? Maybe both. I don't think it is an expensive model, but it is all I need for putting a toe in the water. In the past I think I may have stated that I prefer a proper book. Now I am not so sure.
But Christmas Day brought forth a puzzlement. Among the usual gifts, Sister and Bone Doctor, instead of spending maybe $30 each for a gift for R and myself, bought us tickets to see Jersey Boys. I could not believe they spent so much money on us, like a total of $290. What are they up to? Or were they feeling guilty that I had not seen Little Jo for so long? R has seen her more recently.