There will be more ice cream (I haven't nearly exhausted my photos), but I wanted to talk about my newest tech toy.
I got the Kobo for my birthday in June, and I've been using it for just over a month now. While it is not the fanciest or the fastest ereader on the market, it was what I was looking for. All I want to do is read. While it would be great to read my Japanese books, I don't truly need it. I don't read them often enough without a vocabulary dictionary and a kanji dictionary nearby to justify an ereader for that.
Of course, I have a ton Borders cards that were gifts for my birthday, and I am slowly buying books I'm interested in. But I'm thrifty, so mostly I have been reading free books from the web and library books. Library books for the ereader are terrific. While I am a Quincy library card, part of me wishes I was a member of the Boston Public Library. The Quincy library has gotten about 15 new ebooks in the last week or two, and I'm currently borrowing books 4 and 5 (Outlander and the Graveyard Book). BPL has more than one thousand books in its elibrary, but knowing that my local library is getting more books this way all the time is very reassuring.
Now it is time for me to go read!