Webster’s Dictionary defines “kindle” as this:
kindle–verb (used with object)
1. to start (a fire); cause (a flame, blaze, etc.) to begin burning.
2. to set fire to or ignite (fuel or any combustible matter).
3. to excite; stir up or set going; animate; rouse; inflame: He kindled their hopes of victory.
4. to light up, illuminate, or make bright: Happiness kindled her eyes.
I define kindle as this:
Ain’t it purdy?
I can’t believe I actually have one–Thank you Coolest Mother Ever. I was hesitant, I have to admit. Way hesitant. I didn’t know if reading the printed page would be the same as reading the Kindle screen–It is! It really is! There are books on my shelves that haven’t gotten hand-time and are extremely jealous right now.
But at this point, I don’t care. (Sorry, sad little Sudden Death. Don’t look so glum. Your Death came *rather Suddenly* before the Kindle graced my fingers. I started Carnal Sin, the second in Allison Brennan’s Seven Deadly Sins series, and am now hooked beyond repair–Sudden Death is waiting until the other five in the series are written and published. Get to it, Brennan! *wink)
The rest can sit for awhile longer. At least until I’ve finished a book or two on the New and Interesting. They should understand the excitement and wonder. I’ve got a bright and shiny new Kindle 3 with 3G for crying out loud! (Thank you again Coolest Mother Ever! Wasn’t that the perfect gift for getting an e-pub contract? An e-reader to e-read my e-book? Heh.)
I’m excited. Stirred up. Roused. Inflamed. Illuminated with joy. The true definition of kindle.
But don’t worry books on my shelves, I won’t set fire or ignite you. You won’t become kindle. Not until I download you, anyway.