Meta Blogging about eReaders
I knew Liam way back when he was with his Kobo. Those were happy days. You could see that they were meant for eachother. It was going to be one of those relationships that others look at to know how a Reader and reader are supposed to interact. I was jealous. So I looked up another Reader – a stylish full featured Sony number.
To digress, I have two saving graces that get me through the night; the first is that I never asked – he offered. Liam’s a generous guy, he knew I had my eyes on a Reader of my own. So he asked me to take his for the weekend and give’er a try. Initially I refused. I think my words were – “I’ll break it on you – then what”. But I ended up taking it anyway. I’d would have went to odd lengths to get my hands on a Reader for a weekend back then.
I ended up breaking it. It was a cosmetic fracture along the frame of the Reader. It happened so fast. I didn’t even get it home. I went into the office that Monday with hat-in-hand and money-in-the-other. This brings me to second saving grace, I gave him enough to go buy a new Kobo. I wasn’t getting the Reader I had picked out, I had to settle of a lame Kobo and Liam was sadder about that than losing his own.
Well you know what happened next and if you don’t just head over to this blog. It’s a sad tale of sadness. Love lost and love found? Time will tell. My Kobo and I read a lot together, more that I ever had with books as a matter of fact. We indeed had great times. My Kobo died last summer in a freak getting-sat-on accident. She will be missed and can never be replaced.
In Memory of
My Kobo (formerly Liam’s)