Saturday, 5 July 2008

To Kindle or Not to Kindle?

Admittedly, I was skeptical about the release of the Kindle. Reading a book on a handheld computer? Hmmm...not sure about that. The feel of a book in the hand or simply looking at them all lined up on a shelf makes my heart flutter, and changing to an electronic device was not something that was sparking my interest. That it, until my friend Kim showed up at my house and brought out her Kindle for show-and-tell one night.
And now, to my surprise, thoughts of buying my own Kindle are percolating in my head.

Here's the rundown on the positives

1. It is the real size of a book

2. SPACE--especially for travelers! Instead of hauling around tons of books, you can fit up to 200 books on a Kindle

3. Different font sizes

4. Books are cheaper to add to a Kindle than to buy in the store

5. You can access samples of books to read the first few chapters before buying

Definitely food for thought...


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Louise Maine said...

I was skeptical at first but the thought of saving trees made me jump at it. I love it. You can bookmark pages, highlight and then go back and see all of them. I am sure I have not seen all the functionality yet but love that I can buy a book on Amazon, turn on the wireless on the back and there you go...

It is the one tech device I have not regretted!