Trying New to Me Technology in 2011

Been wondering what the hoo-ha is about the Kindle in particular or e-books in general?  Then check out Don’t Die Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton.  For one month, you can get a Kindle copy of Singleton’s 2004 novel at no cost.  Don’t have a Kindle?  Neither do I, but I was able to download the Kindle for PC application.  Now I can take this new technology, or something close to it, for a spin.  At no cost to myself, I’m willing to give it a try.

Speaking of trying new things, I got The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as a Playaway Digital Audio player.  I would love to report that I adored it but the ear buds, my son’s, were remarkable uncomfortable, as was having the cat periodically stroll past and snag the chord with one paw.  I apparently do not like being yanked around by one ear.  Hey — she’s a big cat!  I may try it again later when my husband, and the connector for going MP3 to speakers, is home from the office.

Fingers crossed that the Kindle experience will be much less startling.