Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Beginning of the End?

Without trying to break this to you gently, I'll just say it:
I now own a Kindle.

What does this mean? I'm not sure yet.
Even though I enjoy being able to carry 40 or more books with me at all times, there is something impersonal about it.
I love the paper pages of books, with typeface and curled edges. I love the spines and the smell of a book. I love the cover art and the blurbs on the back pages.
But when I had the opportunity to own a Kindle, I took it.
Can I be a bibliophile and a digital book reader owner at the same time?

My sister gave me her 2nd generation Kindle when she bought the new one and she left it with about 43 books still on it. Most of them are self-help books which I'm not interested in but there are a few good titles. I read the entire book "Sh*t My Dad Says" yesterday and I downloaded my first Kindle edition book yesterday, too.
I also made my first Kindle mistake and purchased a book I didn't mean to buy. Thankfully, Amazon has good customer service and fixed it for me pretty quickly.

So, there it is....I've assimilated. I don't know what this means for my future as a crazy book lady but it'll be fun to find out.

2 comments:

skippystalin said...

Well, if you don't like the Kindle, you can always send it to me. I want one, but I'm poor.

And yes, I have been reducedto this.

De said...

If I decideni hate it, you'll be the first to know! But unfortunately I love it so far!