Saturday, February 02, 2008

Reading glasses

My eyes are at the point that I sometimes need reading glasses for fine or close work and it drives me crazy to have to go searching for them. (I've been wearing them for a while when I read for long periods of time to decrease eyestrain so I have several pair around the house.)

Deb showed me a site to order pins that hold reading glasses when I was visiting her and I ordered 3 of them. I don't like hanging glasses around my neck but I think these will work for me and they're cute!

By the way, I was reading the Kindle manual last night and found I can put the device in sleep/suspend mode without having to turn if off. I just hit two buttons on the front so I was premature in complaining that the on/off button was inconveniently located on the back of the device and difficult to access when it's in the cover.

I'm loving it more every time I use it. I was reading this morning while I was eating my cereal and I didn't have my reading glasses so I increased the font size on the device AND I propped it up on a angle against a couple books sitting on the counter and I didn't even have to hold it. (Does anyone else find it challenging to eat and turn pages at the same time?)


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10 comments:

Kim said...

Seems that you have hit on a really handy device.

Deb Geyer said...

Too bad I have to wear my glasses all the time. Those are fun little pins.

meggie said...

Haha, my Grandmother always told us it was rude to eat & read!
I can tell, I would love a kindle! I love to read while I am eating!
If I am alone, that is.

Marilyn said...

Mary,

I was so glad to hear that you love your Kindle.
Been thinking about ordering one, and it's nice to
get a recommendation from someone other than
Amazon. Also want to tell you how much I enjoy
reading your blog, it's part of my daily reading,
sometime more than once. You do great work.

Marilyn

Juliann in WA said...

I do find it hard to eat and turn pages but I keep on trying.

Deb said...

You are hopeless! Enjoy your new toy! I'm going to resist...at least for a while. You're glasses pins are cute! Glad it was a useful site.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Love the glasses pins. I wear my glasses all the time but know I would lose them if I did not. Kinda like when I need to find my car keys.

I have been away from blogland and love looking at all the quilts and projects you have done over the past month.

The Quilter said...

The worst was trying to read during lunch hour at my desk at work - I only read my New Yorkers or other magazines that were disposable since they all ended up with soup stains - well, to be accurate, Lean Cuisine stains!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the reviews on the Kindle. It is a lot of money to spend for something that doesn't work, so I am happy to hear that you like it so much. It will now go on my Wish List. Please continue to keep us informed.

Debby Burk Optical said...

What cute pins!! Here's some more-
http://www.debspecs.com/Mini-Hang-Ups_Pins-_Genuine_Au_P94C59.cfm