I received a Kindle for Xmas! Exactly what I had wanted. Now there's no stopping me reading day and night! Finished: "The Age of Innocence", by Edith Wharton. The archetype of the virginal bride, the sacrifices of a decent man to marry his class and keep faithful to the covenants of his family; the passion aroused by a liberal woman: Mme Olenska, fleeing a tyrannic Russian Count husband, fleeing Europe to return to her grandmother in New York (and cousin of the virginal bride) Hypocrisy. Sacrifice. Details of daily life in the upper class-rich with parties, jewelry, estate homes and dirty secrets. Exactly what we see in the News today. Nothing so different when you think of it. The description of 19th Century America is a real diversion from our era..
Aug 18, Wed Here I am right now, a human of the 21st century. ° The iTouch plugged to my ears, ° the iPhone plugged into the electrical socket (10% battery left), ° the fingers tapping keystrokes which animate a screen in front of me, recording imprints of information. Totally plugged in.