Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Toss out the highlighter - Kindle feature to the rescue!

Listen to this great Kindle feature!

A customer recently contacted me, telling me that she had purchased Despite Lupus on Kindle, and had been reading it on her iPad. She'd found many sections that she thought her husband needed to read - either he would appreciate knowing that there's at least one other person out there who deals with lupus like she does, or he would be enlightened and gain further understanding of what she's going through. In either case, as she read the book, she highlighted sections for him to read at a later time. When she was finished, she handed him the Kindle and let him "thumb" through the pages, reading her selections.

Pretty nifty, huh?

I've had other customers mention that they've left Despite Lupus open to certain sections on the coffee table or a kitchen counter, hoping that a family member will just happen upon the book, glance at a few paragraphs from the open pages, and learn a thing or two about what it's really like to live with lupus, from an outside perspective, of course (i.e. anyone OTHER than their own family member!)

Like it or not - sometimes those closest to us struggle to understand what we're going through. Perhaps they've lost perspective, maybe they just don't want to face the facts, or they may just need to read about someone else's plight, in order to make sense of what's going on under their own roof.

I say if reading about the struggles of life with lupus from some no-name gal who just happened to write a book - well, then, give it a try!

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