A day of woes and somehow I ended up buying myself a Kindle. A very spontaneous purchase I have to admit, but I can actually so I like it a lot…
Despite the rash decision I have found myself reading more frequently and for a longer period of time. I tend to read in the evening before I go to sleep because I like to enjoy a book in solitude so I can concentrate and fully appreciate the book, with my Kindle I can turn my lights out and adjust the light settings on it and settle down to read. Not only this, its also incredibly handy to just balance it against my pillow and read until sleep takes over. Lately I’ve found myself reading until 1am, perhaps not such a good idea but I was so into reading the book (The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith).
Sure its easier to pick up a book because you simply press a button and its on the device and I can carry it around because its ridiculously light, I mean what’s not to love?!
I wouldn’t say I’m completely converted to the Kindle, because I enjoy picking up physical books and I’ve decided to carry on buying them in a kind of system. I’ve thought of myself that if I want a physical book it will either be of a) an author I already own books by b) a class and c) they could be given to me or I don’t have my Kindle on me and I need to purchase the book straight away.
To conclude I am very happy being a Kindle owner, but I will still support my local book stores because there is nothing more wonderful than the smell and feel of new/old books.