Tuesday, 8 November 2011

To Kindle or Not To Kindle




I don't own a Kindle. I've never wanted to own a Kindle. Books should be books made out of paper where you have to physically turn the pages. Or so I thought.

Recently I've been wondering if it was about time I moved with the times and tried one out for myself before judging.

I do like the idea of being able to store so many books. We have two bookcases in the house that are always stuffed, even after we've had a cull and given them to friends/family/charity shop. With a Kindle, that wouldn't be a problem.

But at the same time, I'm put off by having all those books stored on there. I love my bookcase and I remember the day I bought it and how thrilled I was to own a bookcase (sad, I know, but very true). It's been with me for ten years and has faithfully displayed my books with pride.

But a Kindle doesn't mean the end of my dear bookcase. She will remain and so will the books on it. And having a Kindle doesn't mean I will never buy a book again. Or does it? One day we might come to a point where books are no longer printed because everyone is reading them electronically. Did people have these fears when scrolls fell out of fashion? Am I being old fashioned? I don't know.

Help!

What are your views on Kindles? Love, hate or neutral?


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