Wednesday, January 12, 2011
A KINDLE TALE....
Once upon a time, I was a book lover who totally enjoyed the physical book that I could hold in my hand; place on a bookshelf or in a bookcase; and enjoy the ambience of rooms filled with said bookshelves and bookcases.
But alas, my rooms were filled to the brim with these physical books and shelves. I had to part with some of them (library donations) in order to make room for the steady influx of books.
Many of them sit on stacks on coffee tables or on the floor.
Now some of these photos do not reflect the current state of my "stacks," since I've been working away at diminishing them.
But when Christmas came and I unexpectedly received my Kindle—about which I had some ambivalent feelings!—I soon realized that I had the answer to my dilemma. I could still be surrounded by my physical books without further endangering life and limb with obstacle courses around which to maneuver (which might happen if I keep adding to these stacks!).
Kindle is my new friend! It is easy to shop...one or two clicks, and whispernet does its thing. Who knew it could be this simple?
Reading on my new Kindle has also turned out to be fun. I'm still a little nervous about it, though. Reading in bed could result in accidents, like the Kindle falling to the floor when I nod off (that has happened to my physical books!).
But I am pretty sure that we will find a solution to this one.
Have you encountered the positive experiences of Kindle? What are your thoughts?