I apologize for posting late. Two of my children had their wisdom teeth out this morning and one of them isn’t doing very well. If you think about it, send some good thoughts and prayers our way, will you?
If any of you know me, you know that I love books. I have bookshelves in every room of my home that are overflowing. The books who don’t fit on the shelf are neatly stacked in front of it until I can figure out where to put a new shelf.
This has been somewhat of a sticky situation for me because since I love all of the books I own for the most part, I haven’t been able to get rid of them, and there really isn’t any more room to put any more of my beloved books. And, of course, new books come out every month that become favorites and when I buy them, I can only add them to my stack.
There didn’t seem to be a solution for me, until the Kindle came out. The Kindle can store 3500 books inside its tiny frame. It allows me to make little shelves with all the e-titles I buy and categorize them any way I want. It seemed so easy. But the drawback was that I was afraid holding a Kindle wasn’t going to be the same as holding a book and smelling its pages--especially when it’s new. I love that new book smell.
The thing that amazed me, however, was the fact that when I bought my Kindle, I bought the lighted cover with it. Opening that cover, with its "new" smell, totally gives me that feeling of having a book in my hands. (I also heard they are going to start marketing a “new book smell” spray for the book people like me.) And the little light is so convenient when I want to read and the baby is sleeping. All of my concerns went out the window. I felt like I had a book in my hands, I had the new smell I wanted, and easy access to any title I could ever want. (Although that quickly became a drawback. I can finish one book, browse in Amazon for the next one in the series at any time day or night, and with a quick click of a button, I own it! It’s so easy! Of course, it’s all wonderful until I get my Visa bill. LOL)
Long story short, I love my Kindle. And I know my sagging bookshelves love it, too. It seems like more and more people are turning to e-readers these days, because of its convenience, but is that really true? Do you own an e-reader? Why or why not?