Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I don't love it (yet)

I spent most of the morning doing admin. Lots to do, as financial cycle I’m on ended at the end of December and I need to get ready to file with SARS.

A couple of weeks ago I got an Amazon Kindle with 3G access. I’ve wanted one for a very long time. Printed books are very expensive and over the years I’ve had to be choosy about what I buy, instead of just getting a book because it looks interesting.

So I decided to go the ebooks route. I can get more books I like, and if a book is a keeper, I can get a hard copy at my leisure. I don’t love it (yet) but it’s great for my novels. It’s also nice being able to read my work-related documents ( in PDF) on the Kindle while curled on a sofa, instead of being stuck at my desk all the time.

And yes the critics are right: somehow an Kindle doesn't quite feel like a book in your hands, but I'll get used to it I'm sure.


tiah said...

Enjoy the kindle. I don't know if love is ever going to be the correct word for my relationship with the kindle. It is useful, portable and very nice for a whole host of reasons. But it doesn't replace book-books. Kind of an additional reading medium.

po said...

Cooooool, I have a kindle like you and I looove it, however, it has enoucraged me to spend more money, because I get used to having instant books and cannot wait, and end up buying books i wouldn't normally buy, actually quite trashy ones, and actually for me ebooks are not always cheaper cos books in the uk are much cheaper than SA. But I still love it ;P

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Damaria (& Tiah) Kindle love definitely creeps up on you...before you know it you can't do without it in your life. These days I hardly browse paper books - I only buy those if there's no way I can get the eBok version. And even then I sometimes just put them in my wishlist as a reminder to check back later to see if they're available on eBook! :)

Judy, South Africa

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