What began as a vague curiosity became more intriguing as I researched the Kindle. I didn’t feel a need for one until I started daydreaming about a long summer reading list. It’s not that I don’t love to have a book in my hand and it’s not that I don’t love a spontaneous trip to the library, but my trips to the library don’t often yield success — there are plenty of books there but rarely the ones I want to read when I want to read them. So when Debbie recommended that I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I added it to my “To Read” list on GoodReads. When I clicked through the links to the different sites offering the book, I noticed that it was offered in a Kindle version for a little over $7. While I was viewing all the different books offered in the Kindle store, I noticed that there were many, many books that could be downloaded for free (literary classics that are currently in the public domain). That’s when I began to seriously consider asking for one for my birthday. And I eventually did just that.
I’ve mentioned to many of you that I really do love and enjoy it. I insisted that it wouldn’t replace actual books (as if!) and yet, some appear to be skeptical about a device that holds potentially up to 1500 books. If you enjoy reading, you would enjoy a Kindle. Simple.