I LOVE my Kindle! I didn’t think I would. I don’t know why I thought that, but I did. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time on computers that the thought of looking at another screen of any kind was daunting. Maybe it’s because I love books….the weight and feel of them in my hand. The smell of them. The way the binding is untouched and perfect before you open the book. The crispness of the page beneath my fingers. Books have been such a big part of my life for as long as I can remember, starting with the Little Golden books of my childhood (you remember those, don’t you?).
BUT….I do love my Kindle. The convenience is one reason. I don’t have to go to a bookstore or my local grocery store when I want a book…I simply download it. So easy (and yeah, that can be a bit dangerous too). The fact that I can download so many stories and not have to worry where I’m going to store them when I’m done (you already know how overcrowded my bookshelves are) is another reason. I can read my Kindle in bed at night with no lights….a far cry from the days when I read under the covers with a flashlight! Believe it or not, I read FASTER on the Kindle. And the biggest plus? I can make the type bigger so even after my eyes get tired and the words begin to blur, I can continue reading….Oh happy day!
So, do you still prefer a paperback or hardcover or have you, like me, joined the millions of people who love their Kindles (or Nook or iPad or any of the other eReaders out there)? Whatever you prefer….