Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I will never stop reading the printed word, but...I have a Kindle.
Yep, it happened. And I didn't even seek it out!
I'm sure you've seen the little button on my sidebar: "I pledge to read the printed word."
And I stick by that pledge. I will never stop reading real, physical books. I will always love them.
But yes, I have a Kindle.
My son gave me his a couple of weeks ago, saying he never used it. And yes, I deeply appreciate it and am glad to have it.
Justin had already loaded a ton of books on it, including many by Stephen King, John Grisham, Dean Koontz and Tom Clancy. My other son, Jonathan, loaded some P.D. James Adam Dalgleish mysteries on it as well.
I haven't yet put any books on it. I haven't even figured out how to do so! (Justin doesn't remember, so I'll have to ask Jonathan!)
The Kindle will be a blessing when I'm traveling, no doubt about it. Handy and compact...no need to worry about added weight in my suitcase or in my tote bag as I schlepp through O'Hare.
When I'm reading a book on the Kindle, I actually do miss holding a real book in my hands.
You see, I love the feel of books. The smell of books. Turning real paper pages. The entire experience of reading the printed word.
So yes, I have a Kindle, and I appreciate it immensely...but it will never stop me from reading, collecting and loving real books.
What about you? Is the Kindle, Nook or other such device now your reading venue of choice? Would you ever like to have such a device...and if you did, would you stop reading real books?
I'd love to know your opinions!