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Wednesdays are for books - the hardware edition

First of all, there are no affiliate links in this post. Other than review book authors and publishes sometimes give me, I get nothing from this blog except the joy of writing it. I mean if anyone wants to send me some cashmere I'm not going to say no... 

December two years ago, for my birthday Leon gave me the limited edition kindle voyage origami cover. He got my parents to buy me the Voyage.This gift was so touching to me, because I had been lusting after the cover since February 2015- and it wasn't available anywhere in Australia. Amazon wouldn't ship it here. So, he did the thing with the postal service. And I loved it. The (now discontinued) Voyage is my favourite Kindle yet - and I use my Kindle a lot. At around almost exactly the two year mark I started to notice the cover was looking quite worn. It's been very good to me, and I've looked after it well, but two years of daily reading - while eating, in the park, on public transport, in the bath, has had a toll.

Then I realised that, since the Voyage is discontinued, there are not going to be any more of these cases. For some reason, even though it's the best designed case, there is no similar product for the Paperwhite. I decided I had to buy a new case immediately. I spent two weeks deciding between colours. I didn't love any of the colours - flouro yellow, bright red, dark purple. They were all too light and too bright. I eventually chose the "Orchid red". I ordered it at night, from England,through eBay. The next morning my order was cancelled. Apparently the stock was damaged, and there wouldn't be any more for 6 weeks. I panicked and ordered a red cover from America, for even more money (but money isn't the point, this is about love). And when it got here, it was this lovely, deep, dark wine red. 
 Now, because I like to make rituals of things, I didn't want put it on my Kindle until I was starting a new book, aand I wanted it to be a book I knew I would love. And then I realised that my Kindle is just the frame for my books, and while I have this case on I'll read books I love, and books I don't love and books I won't even finish, and that's a good thing. That's why the first book I'm reading is Record of a Spaceborn Few - a book that Leon wishes he hadn't bothered started, let alone finishing, and that is the oldest book on my Kindle. If you want to know how I go with the book, or to read all my reviews, I'm sharondblk on Goodreads, and I often blog about books right here on Wednesdays.. 


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