Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Type of Present!

My mother-in-law asked me if I would like a Pandora bracelet for my birthday.  I was pretty sure the answer was "no" but I asked "What's that?" just to be polite.  (I have zero interest in jewelry.)  The first chance I got, I whispered in my husband's ear, "Kindle!" 

And yesterday... my brand new shiny Kindle arrived in the mail!  Now this is my kind of gift!  I had a hard time deciding what to download first.  I got lots of suggestions from friends on Facebook, but after some consideration, I chose Savvy by Ingrid Law.

When my brother Fish turned thirteen, we moved to the deepest part of inland because of the hurricane and, of course, the fact that he'd caused it.

Is that a killer first line or what?

13 comments:

Pinks My Ink said...

Go for the Pandora! Now that you have the Kindle, I am sure you have a new celebration coming up this year and the Pandora is the gift that keeps on giving. It is the ultimate teacher gift, all of us at work have one and we love giving each other new charms for birthdays, bosses day, etc. You will fall in love with it, I promise! (I do love my Nook though and I love my Pandora book charm!)

Rebecca said...

Oh, I LOVE Savvy!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

How fun, Corey! There are free classic books you can download. :-)

Happy New Year!

Heidi Willis said...

Congrats! I love my Nook! I spent the entire day today reading on it, and I completely forgot I wasn't reading a paper book until the airline attendants made me put it away for landings!

Great first line!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I don't have a kindle (yet) but as I can't afford to build a new wing on the house to store the abundance of books I can't seem to stop myself from buying and reading I'm thinking I'd better get one soon :) Enjoy yours, and let us know how you like it!

Susan R. Mills said...

Yes, definitely a great first line! Enjoy your Kindle. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Awesome! I have Savvy but I still need to read it. I'm suddenly eager to grab it from the shelf and get going! :-)

Joanne Fritz said...

Yes! One of my favorite opening lines ever. Adore that book.

I'll probably be the last person in the blogging world to get an e-reader. I know, I know, I'm a total luddite. Hope you enjoy your Kindle.

Susanne Drazic said...

Great opening line. Enjoy your Kindle. That would have been my choice, too!

Melissa said...

Joanne - I don't have one either. LOL! I just can't seem to give up my books. But then again, I only have the most basic of cells phones, and I have absolutely NO idea how to set up my inbox. I know, I know . . .

Corey - ENJOY your snazzy new gift!!

Stephanie Faris said...

I've started doing Amazon wish lists to avoid gifts I don't want. Seems to be working well!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Yes, I LOVE that first line! And now I have another title on my TBR pile...

Solvang Sherrie said...

I love Savvy! And I have to say, my Kindle was great to have on vacation. Much easier to bring along than ten books!