Regarding earbuds, I've tried lots of different sizes and shapes, brands, and foam/rubber/plastic. Nothing works. The ones that actually stay in my ears HURT my ears very badly. Like, it feels like they're rubbing the skin raw! It's awful! I'm gonna look into those over the ear buds.
Aunt--I'm like you! We only have an apartment but it is OVERFLOWING with books. I have been eyeing the Kindle but I just don't know. I'm sure I would love it in the same way that I used to make fun of Blackberrys until I bought one and fell in love with it. But there's something pleasant and calming about a crisp, fresh new book that smells just...delicious and yummy. And I love old books. Even the musty ones. Reading is such a treat to the senses, I think I would miss that. My Planning Blog