The #1 comment, question, concern, whatever that I hear when I mention my Kindle is something along the lines of: don't you miss 'real' books?
To be completely honest, this was a concern of mine as well. But, I was hopeful because 1) I ♥ technology and 2) I am a book-cover-folder-backer *cringe*. I know it's bad, and I always regret doing it, but I prefer to look at one page at a time.
So, while I was extremely excited to be surprised with a Kindle for Christmas, I was secretly a little bit skeptical about how much I would actually use this new piece of technology. I held out hope though, because there's no way to fold back the cover on a Kindle.
It turns out, I had no reason to be skeptical. at. all.
Some of my most favorite features to date are:
- being able to carry multiple books around with me at once; and to turn directly to the page I left off at in any of them
- being able to highlight, bookmark, and comment on what I'm reading
- see how many other readers have highlighted or bookmarked a certain portion of text
- thousands of FREE books
- the ability to download books either using the Kindle or online at Amazon.
- being able to read without pages flapping around because
I'm too lazy to hold the bookI prefer to prop my book up
- and being able to turn the page with a click of a button on either side of the kindle
I still enjoy picking up a regular book occasionally (not all books are available electronically), but I get so much more reading done now that I have my Kindle than I did before. I am pretty sure I'd not be current on my Bible in 90 Days reading without it.
Lauren, I hope this is what you were looking for. And everyone else, what do you think? Are you loving your e-reader? wanting one? or sticking with the ol' fashioned way?