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?