The object of my affection: My first kindle

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For months now I have been visiting a certain website and gazing on the object of my affection. I guess you can say I have been coveting it, wondering “Should I or shouldn’t I?” “Do I really need it?” Back and forth, many visits, and in the end the decision was made for me when my lovely sisters brought me one for my birthday …

I am now the proud owner of a kindle.

I hate to admit it, but I’m so excited to test this little gadget out. Just reading the built-in instruction manual on my kindle touch was an experiment. How do I turn the pages when there are no buttons? How do I go back a page? Wow, I can look up the definitions of words! (Yes, I am a nerd.)

And while I haven’t downloaded my first book yet, I can’t wait to fit my kindle in its little protector and fit it into my handbag instead of having to lug an extra bag each day for whatever weighty tome I am currently reading.

It won’t be the end of buying physical books for me. But it will be the start of a whole new experience. Instead of reading about a book and then either having to wait to go to a bookstore or wait for Amazon or the Book Depository to deliver it to me weeks later, I can get what I want instantly. Now that is cool!

The only thing left to do is to decide what my very first e-book should be.

Have you got a kindle? What’s your experience with it?

2 thoughts on “The object of my affection: My first kindle

  1. booksonthetube November 2, 2012 / 4:07 am

    I don’t, I’m firmly anti-Kindle! While I know my shoulder might appreciate me not having to carry a book around all the time I just love books too much! Every book has a different look, feel, smell and an e-reader just homogenises all that variety which I think is a great shame. Also I spend too much of my day staring at a screen as it is, I think my eyes like having a break!

    Enjoy your Kindle though, a new toy is always fun 🙂


  2. Bee December 3, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    I love Kindle!


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