Although I loved it, I didn't fully grasp its cool book nerd awesomeness until I started downloading highly anticipated novels from home at midnight on the date of their release dressed in comfy mismatched jammies and fuzzy slippers. By the time book stores opened I'd already be halfway finished, collapsed in a crosse-eyed reading stupor.
My kindle's been a great gift. It encourages my favorite hobby whilst keeping me off
Hoarding: Buried Alive (I really
like love buying books), but as with anything, there are pro's and cons.
I love my kindle because it:
- saves trees
- can hold 1,500 titles
- has a built-in dictionary
- has highlighting and note taking capabilities
- is lightweight and compact
- allows me to sample a book before purchasing it
- doesn't think I'm homeless or crazy for buying a book in my pj's
- frees my husband up to do other honey-do's
- I miss admiring cover art
- it measures my progress by percentage
- I fancy unusual bookmarks and enjoy the visual reinforcement of my progress
- I miss the feel of the pages beneath my fingertips, the sound of a turning page, the weight of a book in my hands
- it loses my place when it updates
- some titles can't be shared
- I can't admire my books on a shelf
Look at these beautiful covers that make me want to hide my kindle:
Do you have a love/hate relationship with your e-reader? Do you like cover art? Anyone buy their books on on an e-reader, and end up buying the hardcover as well?
...listens to crickets chirping...
Am I really the only one?