Many have found that the journey through retirement takes detours and fancy little side paths. The technology revolution has been one of the most interesting and yet sometimes frustrating mysteries to be solved along the way. Changing over from a flip phone to a smartphone, for instance, has been a step most of us have taken. But learning how to use all the features of the new gadget can be challenging.


The transition from hard text to e-books is something most retirees were reluctant to make just a few years ago. Some stood their ground–“I just like the feel of a real book. I can mark pages and flip back and forth to review or to check out what’s coming.” Others forged ahead and found they could do the same things on an e-reader. KindleSome of those eager beavers now read almost exclusively on their Kindles, I-Pads, or other e-book platforms. One retired lady told me she reads all her books on her phone nowadays. E-readers are good travelers.

When I started writing my mystery series a few years ago, my protagonist flipped her phone to open or end a call. By the time I was ready to publish, I’d had to revise that part and add texting. These days, most of the books I sell are in e-book format. It’s part of the journey, and I don’t want to be left behind. My Kindle and my smartphone are now travelling with me.


About Joyce Ann Brown

Freelance writer retired from a long career as a library media specialist, adventurer, reader, lover of all things spunky. Besides hiking K.C. trails weekly, I currently write for publications and write cozy mysteries. Find Catastrophic Connections and Furtive Investigation on Amazon.
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6 Responses to K–Kindle

  1. I.L. Wolf says:

    I absolutely love my Kindle. I can’t read paper books anymore, it seems. I had Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood in hardcover, but she signed it, so I wasn’t going to read that. So I got it in paperback, but I found I couldn’t focus on it to read it. So I bought the Kindle version. I know they say paper books are making a comeback, but I don’t know…


  2. I have an iPad, but I bought my husband a kindle and he LOVE it.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy


  3. lisa-marie says:

    Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge! I love my Nook (although I’m reading “real” books right now!). It’s convenient to travel with, and I like that I can have hundreds of books on one device instead of taking up space on my shelves!


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