The Amazon Kindle is an electronic device. Thus, the familiar airline directive to "turn off and stow" left me with NOTHING TO READ during takeoff and landing, and worst of all, nothing to read during the entire flight from Madison to Milwaukee, which is of too short duration to allow for the use of any devices at all (let alone handouts of free soda and peanuts).
Well that was on the way to Philadelphia last week. This week, for the return trip, I had the foresight to buy a magazine (Vanity Fair) and got to read all about Stuxnet. The book I am (intermittently) reading on the Kindle is The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer, which started off slowly but is picking up steam. I remain ambivalent about reading on the Kindle. While it was convenient not to lug around a 600-page hardback, I still miss holding the book, turning the pages, and looking at the cover. And long time blog readers may remember that I really like it when a book has maps. I don't know whether the print version of The Invisible Bridge has maps, but the Kindle version sure doesn't, so I was left wondering where, exactly, was Carpathian Ruthenia.