Let me just update you on my continuing learning about the Kindle 2. You can make the letters really big, and you can make it read to you, so it would be good for people who have limited vision. It’s lighter than a book, so it would be good for frail people, too.
Someone told me there were thousands of free books for it, but that doesn’t seem to be true. However, there are dozens, mostly downmarket RoMance novels and classics. I downloaded a bunch of P.G. Wodehouse, plus a paid one (the newest Joan Hess) so I wouldn’t feel like a mooch. Now, with half a dozen novels, a newspaper, and a blog in it, my Kindle feels like a magical reading machine. I can turn it on and there is new stuff in it.
However, it puts sidebars confusingly right in the middle of the ordinary page, and if you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, don’t think “Ah! I have a magic electronic reading device and thus can read without waking my husband!” because it isn’t visible in the dark. It’s just like paper and ink.
I’ll probably come back later with that recipe for Chanthaboune, though I do have work to do today — I got the two articles done yesterday, but I need to do the rest of my online course.