My new iPhone and why I am not reading right now

Well I finally did it. I now feel as if I am up to 21st Century phone standards as I gave up my antiquated (which means it is at least three years old) boring ol’ cell phone for a new smart phone. I am now the owner of a iPhone 3GS (whatever the hell 3GS means).  I can now text, tweet and access Facebook anytime I want. Good grief, did I just say that?
My old cell phone, an LG Shine, was okay, as long as I did not try to talk, text, or share photos; in other words it was awful! For about a year I hardly used it, never kept it charged and quite frankly quit giving out my number. I half jokingly told my family, it was for emergencies only, though in reality it was never charged, and no good to me.  I thought about giving up my cell plan all together but could not quite bring myself to do it, you know, because of the emergency aspect of the phone. After all, when is the last time you saw a phone both around your town?
On Thursday my beau mentioned to me that AT&T had iPhones on sale so Saturday I found myself at the local AT&T store signing up for two more years. Now I have a phone that so far, sounds clear, is easy to operate and has some entertaining apps to play with. Don’t laugh but my beau and I spent far too much time Saturday night attempting to master the physics behind Angry Birds. Far more time than two grownups should. For those of you, who are unfamiliar with Angry Birds, be glad. It just means you are not pulled into the latest goofy fad.
As far as reading goes, I have yet to find something that pulls me in. I have picked up several books from my TBR pile only to find each dull and not at all what I expected. I tried My Jesus Year by Beyamin Cohen, Life Ascending, ten great inventions of evolution by Nick Lane and one other that I cannot even recall. I managed to finish The invention of air by Steven Johnson but event that one became dull and repetitive.  
 Now you can see why I had no problem going out and buying a new toy.
Tonight I am going to read some blogs, Watch BBC America’s Being Human and look for apps to add to my phone. The two feet of snow we got over the weekend is melting but I am still going to stay in tomorrow, hoping to find a book that grabs me. Wish me luck!

Author: sarij

I'm a writer, lifelong bibliophile ,and researcher. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities & History and a Master's in Humanities. When I'm not reading or talking about Shakespeare or history, you can usually find me in the garden discussing science or politics with my cat.

5 thoughts on “My new iPhone and why I am not reading right now”

  1. Oh, great– now I'm the only person left with a dumb phone! ha!I checked out all my co-workers phones in Nov– just amazing! I seriously considered upgrading but I decided to upgrade my camera instead. Hope you find a book that suits!

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  2. Lesa, I had to laugh at myself when I read your post. My camera is so old that the one in the iPhone takes better pictures LOL. Have fun with your new camera. I was eying one around Christmas. What kind did you end up getting?Tried yet another book last night, but once again it was a bust. I am starting to remember why I love the library.

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  3. I haven't gotten it yet– just making the decision to upgrade was a big step! hahaI have decided to go whole hog and get the Canon Rebel T2– I've only had point & shoots so it will be my first real camera. I'm addicted to photo memes so I'm excited to get it and try it out.I read recently during my camera research that phones are now as good or better than many point and shoots so that is why camera sales are down. the article stated that most people have already bought their last point and shoot.

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  4. Wow, you are really upgrading! I wish I could remember what my stepfather just got. He is a real photo bug. He found an inexpensive Olympic that takes great shots.Have fun with your new camera. I look forward to seeing some fun pics.

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  5. I reaaallyy want an iPhone but am not letting myself because I hate Apple (because of what they did to the ebook market and the Agency Model, that I think should be illegal as some kind of price-fixing scam).I do covet all the apps that my Hubs has on his iPod Touch and should just do it. I am hoping the other app-y phones on the market are as good by the time I upgrade in the summer so I don't have to buy an Apple product!

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