When I first bought the Kindle, three years ago, I was very hesitant. I mean, what if I couldn’t stand reading on it? I read every day - it’s more like an addiction than anything else.
Still, I bought it chiefly for the space-saving factor.
Now I strictly only buy four books a month on it. So sometimes if the books are particularly good, I read them all fast and then run out in the middle of the month. That happened this month.
The other day I went over to the library to find some books to get me through the rest of the month. I borrowed about six books.
And I find I don’t like reading real books as much anymore.
For one thing they’re all separate. So I have to find each one, and I usually read a couple of them concurrently.
The hardcovers are heavy and unwieldy.
The paperbacks are inconvenient - they don’t hold the place very easily and are inclined to close at a moment’s notice, losing your page.
I have to find something to mark my page in them. The kindle just does it automatically. And if I want to refer back to the previous page, I just can’t mark the page with my Kindle bookmark.
And of course the reading. I can use the backlight on the case. The reading is comfortable and I don’t have to contend with teeny tiny little font.
I feel like, I don’t know, a horrible class traitor or something, to not like dead-tree books as much anymore. I just wish they had a full colour e-reader now.
I cannot be the only one. Solidarity? Please?