Of all the many reasons the title “Tartitude” fits this blog, I hadn’t thought it would be because I suck. But I do. I have a ton of blog-related stuff I owe you guys — feedback on the conference at Nationals, feedback on my time in the “happiest place on Earth”, feedback on what they fed us. Instead, know what I have done today?
1. Spent eleventy-seven minutes figuring out how to format a post, and ended up virtually where I began.
2. Met a friend for breakfast at a quaint cafe near the University — totally awesome, except this would be my second meal at that same restaurant in two days, and today was the only one where I had company. (I had the date wrong.) So I spent three hours of time I didn’t have to spend $10 of change on parking meters that piss me off; and now, on top of everything, you know that I am calendar-challenged.
3. Just spent a half-hour looking at e-readers on the A-beast.
What’s that, you say? You just spent a half-hour looking at e-readers on the A-beast?
Just spent a half-hour looking at e-readers on the A-beast?
*ducking* I know, I know. Thing is, while I don’t particularly like where this ship is headed, I can see where it’s being steered. And hoping to be a published writer without a good understanding of current platforms is kind of…naive.
At the same time, if I’m going to take the plunge, I want accessibility, ease of use and a proven customer track record. I want low maintenance. The Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally (Latest Generation) would seem to have all of that. (Not that I’ve made a decision yet, or anything.)
So…if you were me, and if you were prepared to shove aside all moral and ethical considerations in favor of expediency, what accessories would you buy? The leather case, with or without light? Cables? The black or graphite model? Please feel free to wax rhapsodic about your e-reader experiences, or not. All comments and advice welcome!
And can I just say that ZOMG I have missed this place? I have missed you all! If I weren’t still in full-on conference mode where “appropriateness” and “manners” are stressed, I’d virtually tackle-hug the lot of you.