We have been parked on Charles and Christ Yust’s lot here in the Yuma Foothills for a couple of weeks now, and Miss Terry decided that it was time she showed our appreciation. So yesterday, while I worked on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, she made a wonderful Mexican dinner of shredded beef tacos with home fried shells and chips, refried beans made from scratch, Spanish rice, and fresh homemade pico de gallo and guacamole.
And as always, it was beyond delicious and amazed our guests once again. We all ate way too much, but that didn’t stop anybody from saying no when she took freshly baked chocolate chip cookies out of her Breville Toaster Oven!
We sat around visiting for a couple of hours and once we were finally able to move, we waddled next door to their rig and helped Charles slip the dishwasher he had been installing into place beneath their motorhome’s counter.
I had a lot of interruptions the last few days and am working hard to make up for lost time and get the new issue of the paper ready to send to the printer. If I keep at it, hopefully I can catch up by the time we leave to go to Lake Havasu City for the Winter Blast pyrotechnic show the end of the week.
For RVers who love to read, especially fulltimers and snowbirds, e-book readers are the perfect solution to being able to have a library of your favorite reading material without taking up a lot of space or adding a lot weight to your rig. In our motorhome we have two Kindle keyboard models, a Kindle Fire, and I have Kindle apps on my Droid and iPad. Yesterday I played with Chris Yust’s new Kindle Paperwhite and while I don’t have a need for yet another e-book reader and I don’t read in bed, if my keyboard model were to die I’d replace it with a Paperwhite.
I don’t really care for my Kindle Fire all that much. It’s heavier and since all I do is read on it, I don’t really care about the color screen and all of its other capabilities. I only bought it because sometimes when I’m formatting a new book it comes out differently on the Fire than it does the other models. What, if any, e-book readers do you have?
The news yesterday that Barnes & Noble has laid off all of the personnel in their Nook division was not totally unexpected in the publishing community. As an author whose books are available on both online booksellers, I sell literally hundreds of Kindle books on Amazon for every Nook sale. At this time it looks like even though they are getting out of the hardware end of things, Barnes & Noble will continue to sell e-books and it makes sense to continue to do so, since the online mechanism is already in place and doesn’t take a lot of manpower to maintain.
Speaking of books, my author friend Scott Stoffregen has a new technothriller called Deadly H2O that is currently free on Amazon. Check it out, it’s currently rated #2 in it’s category on Amazon.
Thought For The Day – Comparisons are as bad as clichés.