To Kindle or Not to Kindle
Yes, I have to admit it I was one of those readers who said, ‘I will never get a Kindle. I like books. I like the feel of them, the smell of them, everything about them. A kindle will never replace the connection people have to books.’ I’m sure you know what I am going to say next for folks who say ‘never’ usually end up eating their words, so yes, as of today November 30th, 2010 I am now the proud owner of a Kindle.
A couple of weeks ago when I was surfing through Twitterverse and seeing all the great e-books on there I thought to myself ‘You know what, I really want a Kindle.’ Coming to terms with my Kindle envy did not feel like diving off a cliff, more like a ‘a-ha’ moment. If you think about it, e-book devices are a really great invention. No longer when you move are you trying to figure out which family member is going to carry the heavy book boxes. No longer do you have to plan which books you want to travel with. No longer are stacks of books accumulating and falling off of your beside table. No longer do you have to switch sides while reading in bed depending on which side of the book is the thickest. Plus a lot of libraries are now offering downloadable books. Whatever your reading or want to read is all there, on this thin, lightweight reader’s delight.
Once my Kindle is fully charged and ready to go in my joyous frenzy I will begin buying e-books like crazy. I have the kindle that has the everywhere wi-fi, so no matter where I am at purchasing a new book is just a click away. In other words, for the next several months I will be under the delusion that my Kindle has the power to enter into another dimension where days are really 48 hours instead of 24 giving me plenty of time to read them all!