Kindle vs Book

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Kindle vs Book

Post by pedwar64 » 04 Nov 2015, 17:16

I love books. I love to read them, I love the feel of them, I love the smell of them. I, generally, love the idea of them.
When I first heard of e-books I totally pooh-poohed them. Why would an avid reader like myself be so disloyal to "books"!?
Then I started to really think about the idea. How could having access to a huge amount of books, any books I wanted, be such a bad thing??
One Christmas a few years ago my family bought me a Kindle. I was unsure at first about my feelings towards this small device. My kids set it up for me & showed me how to use it and next thing I knew I had all my favourite books on this one deceptive looking device.
Don't get me wrong - I still buy books from my favourite authors to add to my collections and I am still a regular at my local library but I also regularly check the Kindle Store on Amazon and will purchase things of interest ( some are amazingly cheap!).
My Kindle accompanies me on every holiday. I used to struggle to fit my books in my suitcase, especially if travelling for a while. You have to have several books to ensure you're not going to run out of reading material mid-holiday! Now I take about 30 odd books with me so easily!
In summary, I think I will always be a "book" girl but I totally love the convenience of my Kindle.
The bottom line is: As long as I can immerse myself in another world, learn something, or just be entertained it doesn't really bother me which format I choose to do so. xx

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Post by gali » 05 Nov 2015, 01:08

This subject is adequately covered on existing threads.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)


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