Ruby Tuesday – Kindle Watch

24 Feb

Ruby likes to watch the world go by

Ruby will be on Kindle 2 Watch today.  It helps that the UPS guy gives her a dog biscuit everytime he sees here.  He’s so good that if no one is home, he leaves it on the package for her.  She LOVES our UPS guy!


So, it shipped yesterday (2/23).  I paid for overnight shipping.  And yet, the delivery info still says that I can expect it on the 25th.  And while math has never been my strongest subject, I’m pretty sure that 23 + 1 = 24 not 25.  But, while I can tell from the package tracking that it left Memphis at 12:08 this AM, it is still destined to arrive tomorrow.  Somehow I’ll survive the wait.

Here is what I’ve already ordered for my Kindle.   So that I have something to read right away.  Thankfully, Amazon has a nice long list of free books available.  I haven’t even started scratching the surface of the free public domain books.  Anyway, I’m very excited . . .

  • Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn (first in the series, sounds interesting)
  • Once a Cowboy by Linda Warren (free romance)
  • Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child (free romance)
  • Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn (free offering in the Silent in the . . . series)
  • Kindle user’s guide by
  • Dragonheart: Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern by Todd J. Mccaffrey (Lifelong McCaffrey fan — I’d read the Pernese phone book if they had phones . . . or books, for that matter)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (I’ve been SO excited about reading this . . . it’s my real Kindle treat!)
  • The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury (Saw a made-for-tv movie on this book.  It was intriguing enough to know that the book would be better so . . . trying it out)

But, how will I wait?  Tapping my fingers anxiously, no doubt.  I’ve actually given Greg permission to unbox the Kindle (unheard of for me . . . I don’t even like it when someone reads a magazine before I get a chance to open it myself first).  But, it has to be charged up and I don’t want to waste time waiting for that first charge when I get home.

Greg suggested that I pre-organize my lessons for my classes so that I can have time to play with the Kindle.  Really though, it’s the blogging that I should pre-organize.  🙂 But, should I disappear off the face of the blogosphere for a few days, well, now you know why!


Update! The Kindle Has Landed!  Greg emailed me that “We have Kindleage!”  He opened the box and charged her up for me.  I can hardly wait to go home.  Oh, and for all my ranting about Ruby loving the UPS guy . . . uhm, FedEx delivered it!  🙂


9 Responses to “Ruby Tuesday – Kindle Watch”

  1. Phyllis 24 February, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    ooooh exciting! i loved silent in the grave (well, with a few quibbles) and liked silent in the sanctuary and am *dying* to get the third one.

    i hope you get it today – fingers crossed!

    • Liza Lee Miller 24 February, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

      Yay for the endorsements! I was worried about ordering books I didn’t know. Silent in the Sanctuary was free for the Kindle (really!) so I ordered the first one. If I like it, I’ll get the 3rd.

  2. KGMom 24 February, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    Patience, patience.
    Well, obviously you have it, since you’ve been waiting a long time.
    So you’re getting a Kindle 2, eh?
    I know you will enjoy.

    • Liza Lee Miller 24 February, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

      It’s been really hard to wait. Glad I don’t have to be patient for one more night! Honestly, it’s one of the things I love most about Amazon — when you order from them, they do things like ship a day earlier than they said; shipping major releases (like pre-ordered Harry Potter books) out so that you receive them for free on the release date, etc. They do customer-service well and that is one of the things that keeps me loyal to them.

  3. Pam 24 February, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    Woo Hoo!!!!!!! I can’t wait to hear how you’re loving it!

  4. Joe 24 February, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    Kindle is a big step forward for saving trees since it’s more practical than carrying around a stack of books.

    • Liza Lee Miller 24 February, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

      I quite agree. And, I’m looking forward to saving room in my house as well!

  5. Gayle 24 February, 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    That’s funny. My collie hates trucks, and he hates UPS trucks more than anything. My trainer wanted to have a session at their site, but they said no. Maybe I should stash some biscuits outside to bring in with the packages. I used to supervise a mailroom, and FedEx has always amazed me. They really kick butt sometimes.

    • Liza Lee Miller 25 February, 2009 at 6:08 am #

      If the facility won’t work with you, maybe your local UPS guy will. Talk to him about it. You could also just do it on the sidewalk outside their site as the trucks are going in or out for the day. Just a thought. The biscuits work really well though and maybe your UPS guy will figure that out if you leave some for him to give the dog when you get packages. Our driver does this on his own. Bribery is effective!

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