This month I have a 'special' birthday, one that will make me feel extremely old and over the hill. Luckily (I think) I will be away for the big day. I have to go to a UNISON conference in Gateshead. I am quite looking forward to it as I will be able to pop in and see a few relatives and I hope to be able to give my new camera a good work out.
Anyway back to the point of this post. I have been incredibly lucky to have been given a very very generous gift from my friend Karen who I work with. She insisted that I open it straight away as she is going away on holiday tomorrow and she wanted to make sure she could show me how to use it and download a few books for me. So I am now the proud owner of a Sony pocket Reader. I must admit that its something that I have always thought about but could never justify buying. Its been a bit of a learning curve as it operates differently to anything else I have used, but I have now sorted it out.
While looking for some free downloads to get me started, I stumbled across the local County Council run online Library, using my existing library card I was able to download three books for up to three weeks, no returning the books, they simply expire!
Now I just have to get used to the 'new' way of reading and I must be very careful not to nod off in bed and drop it!!!
Thank you Karen and Sony!!