Back in October, Tina Gerow, who also writes as Cassie Ryan, was on my blog talking about her book Seducing the Succubus.

I’m sad to say that Tina is currently in hospital after undergoing repeated brain surgeries to treat something called Arterial Venus Malformation.  She is in need of your thoughts and prayers.

If you want to know more, go here on Facebook for updates on her condition. If you can help her family out with their mounting medical bills, stop off here at a page where they’ve set up a system to donate via PayPal.

I own a Sony reader PRS 505, that’s now 2 1/2 years old. I’ve noticed for a while that the battery hasn’t been holding a charge so I’ve been doing some research online and playing with various Sony readers and the Kobo — at Word on the Street in Toronto a while back, and in the stores. I’d never managed to put my hands on a Kindle until I sat down with Angela James from Carina Press. She’d brought hers up from the States.

My Sony gave up the ghost this week. Gizmo Guy suggested I buy a new device and give him my old Sony which I agreed with. Until I discovered to replace the Sony’s battery via Sony is going to cost me a $135. (Talk about highway robbery!)

So after some careful consideration, and lots of discussion with people in the shops, and on Twitter (Thanks Shannon Stacey, amongst others) I’ve ordered myself a Kindle 3.  Since they’re so popular, it won’t arrive until Valentine’s Day but that’s okay, I’m not in a hurry.

As for Gizmo Guy, I’ll let him have a shot at replacing the battery on the Sony himself but if he doesn’t get it working, then I may just buy him his own Kobo for Christmas. *ssssh*

Weekend Round-Up
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3 thoughts on “Weekend Round-Up

  • November 28, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I so need a new ebookreader.

    I have an old ebookwise that is still going strong but it doesn't read pdfs and most of my books are pdfs.

    in Germany

  • November 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    You will love the Kindle!

  • November 29, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Val – the Sony wasn't great with PDFs either. I'm interested to see what the Kindle can do now. Or the Kobo… 😉

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