Remember Sparky? Here I am, above, reading from its beautiful pages. My daughter gifted me with this lovely device in 2010, at Christmas. She was gently trying to tell me that my books were taking over my life, and if I wanted them to be less visible, I should start buying e-books.
I wasn’t so sure about it, but once I got the knack of reading from it, and after I named the device, I was in.
But as all things must come to an end, I knew I needed to upgrade. So Pippa came into my life.
But what about Sparky? Well, long story short: my youngest grandson, Noah, aged 12, who loves accompanying me to bookstores, asked if he could have it. Of course! How appropriate to pass the torch to him, especially since his mother gave me Sparky in the first place.
I was new to how all this works. First I had to deregister it, and I thought that would be it. But no, there is more to it. My books were still showing. Then I realized that I needed to return to the “factory default setting,” and voila! Books gone.
Now he can begin his own collection.
Yes, it is only fitting that this kid who loves books…and devices, would be the perfect recipient for Sparky. Live on, Sparky! Have fun, Noah!