So, you all know that I have been having a wild and lurid affair with my Sony eReader since I got it a few months ago? Instead of taking 13 books on vacation with me at the end of the summer, I took the eReader and 13 manuscripts!
I'm driving back and forth to Beverly, MA every 10 days or so (the bus, while as cheap as $1 each way for either the Megabus or the Boltbus, just doesn't seem to work for me because the travel time involved from my home to Penn Station and from Boston to Beverly adds too much time to the trip). I've heard my favorite Beatles and Zeppelin and Springsteen CD's endlessly for the 3 1/2 hour drive. So I decided on audio books.
And I'm in love.
I listened to Stephen King's new short story collection on the last two round trips, and was just thrilled.
Then I realized that I can re-read my favorite books this way.
I used to read Dracula, 1984 and Alice in Wonderland every year, but haven't had the time since I've been working in publishing. Now, I can't wait to hear Dracula read to me while I'm heading up I-95.
And I can order just about anything I want through the New York Pubic Library service.
Also can't wait to listen to Gone with the Wind again.
Who ever thought I'd be looking forward to these long drives?