That's how the tale of my new Kindle 2 would start. I had a moment of sadness this afternoon as I saw the UPS truck pull away from my neighbor's house and scurry down the road. "Drat," I said. "He messed up again." Our address is on one street, and our drive is on another, so it happens a lot. I get little notes in the mail that UPS tried to deliver, but couldn't find me. Just as I dialed the distributor, the mutts went into a barking frenzy, and I knew it was here. Sure enough, shivering in the cold on the stoop, lay my Kindle.
The packaging just builds the excitement. I ordered this originally on December 6. On my birthday, Amazon made the big announcement that v.2 was on its way, and I tried to wait patiently. The hype, as far as I'm concerned, is totally worthwhile, just like Shannenabler said it would be when she convinced me to order one lo those many weeks ago.
I haven't had much time with it, but I can say that the text is a breeze to read (and I have sad ol' eyes). It's easy to download material, and easy to navigate it. I love being able to look up words and make notes as I read. I'm not crazy about the keyboard, but I don't have a cell phone and am not a texter, so I'm not used to small keys...I'm sure I'll get used to them. I'm a little afraid of scratching it at this point, but the cover I ordered will be here soon. I wish it came with at least a temporary cover to hold me over...I won't be taking this outside of the house until the cover arrives.