Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friends and Writing

My husband brought home a Kindle for me. Not long after, I downloaded several free e-books, but I still have a hard time reading on a Kindle. I'd much rather touch and feel and smell the pages of a book.

Last week or so, several bloggers mentioned a free e-book Flashlight Memories (Silver Boomer Books) and knowing these gals, I charged up the Kindle, downloaded the e-book and thought I'd read it later--you know when I had some leisurely time. My curiosity got the best of me and I scrolled through looking for my blogger friends.

Cathy C. Hall's story, "A Pickle for a Nickle" made me want to run to the library to read that children's story that captivated her when she was a child.

Linda O'Connell's poem, "A Classic Tome" made me long for the years when my kids would snuggle up next to me so that I could read to them.

Donna Duly Volkenannt's story, "Read Away Vacation" made me think about my own shyness, however, I didn't have the same kind of smarts as Donna.

I still wonder why I was never read to or encouraged to read as a child. Sometimes it makes me feel like a fraud as a writer.

These three pieces touched my heart, each in a different way and that says something to me about the writing style and character of these gals.


  1. Hi Lynn,
    You are so sweet.
    I got a Nook for Christmas from my hubby and I've downloaded some free books too. Guess our husbands are bringing us into the electronic age.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. Oh Lynn,
    How nice of you. Glad you liked the poem about The Pokey Little Puppy.

  3. Well now I'm feeling downright tortured for being Kindleless! Sounds like some great reading!

  4. Hi Lynn ... I don't have a Kindle and I don't really want one, because of the same reasons you gave. Still, I didn't want a smart phone either, but now that I have it I love being about to check my FB and blog at anytime. How fun for you to find the ladies work at the touch of a button!

    You are definitely not a fraudulent writer, whatever that may be. We are a family of readers, and I can't remember not reading or being read to though. You must just come to your writing naturally, and it was just meant to be.

    I'll revisit Donna, Linda and Cathy's sites soon.

    Have a wonderful week,

    Kathy M.

  5. Lynn--I have an ebook reader as well, and I also love the feel of a book. However, I think when you go on a trip, you will appreciate your Kindle. You won't have to lug along a whole bag of books--just your Kindle, and you can download books along the way...

  6. Yay! You'll learn to love your Kindle. As Sioux said, you can bring along bunches of books in one little device. Very convenient!

    Glad you went to the pop-up comment box. I was having all sorts of problems leaving a comment. This seems to work much better!

    Critter Alley

  7. Um I would love to cuddle up next to you and let you read to me!


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