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The other day after work, I was reading a book. After a while, I realized I needed to eat something. So I went to the kitchen to make myself some bacon and eggs but I really didn't want to stop reading, not even for fifteen minutes. So I put my Kindle on the counter and read while I cooked. I knew it was a stupid thing to do -- I was grating cheese and turning bacon and not looking at what I was doing and I could have spilled food on the Kindle or hurt myself. But I just had to keep reading, so I did.

It felt so good, not just to read, but to be so compelled to read. And I thought, as I was scrambling the eggs: This is the feeling of my happy childhood.


ETA: I think the book I was reading was Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/501976.html

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I recommend a Ziploc bag! Provided you're not using a Kindle Fire (and maybe even then; I don't know), you can read and operate the controls through it, and the bag protects it from damage. Once I discovered this trick, I started taking long baths again. :) I don't expect the bag to be 100% watertight, but it'll protect it for the split second between me dropping it and throwing it out of the water with a high-pitched shriek.

Apparently there's some other water-tight protective cover out there that a friend told me about, but I forgot everything about it. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, ThinkGeek has iPad chef sleeves you can use the touch screen through and I bet they work for the Fire just like they do for the iPad.

I've seen some waterproof Kindle covers that also had a strap to hang around your neck! Great for reading in a speedboat, or some such. :D

I'll remember the Ziploc for next time!

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