Monday, April 11, 2011
To Kindle, or Not?
My roommate on the Guatemala trip had a Kindle. She loves it. I had never considered purchasing one, but after checking hers out I am having serious thoughts about it. She says the battery lasts forever, and that Amazon has a large selection of copyright-free books which cost nothing to download. It's light and takes up very little room. I can see where it would come in really useful while traveling.
My inner Scrooge McDuck is telling me, "You don't NEED this." And I could certainly get by without it. But it would be a great gadget to have.
Any thoughts from the audience? Do you have a Nook or Kindle, and if so, what do you think of it?
Labels: Random Thoughts
I read my first online book in 2004 at Project Gutenberg (Buchan's Greenmantle) but I find it harder reading onscreen. On the other hand my mother-in-law reads all the time and her Kindle goes everywhere with her. Gets rid of all the damn books lying about the place!
I didn't like an earlier generation Kindle; contrast too low, the feel was just wrong, et c. I didn't like the push button page turning at all. But other folks have liked it a lot. OTOH, I like my wife's iPad as a reader a lot, and plan to get one for myself as a reader for more casual stuff.
I got my Bride a Kindle for Christmas. I'm pretty sure she likes it a lot, judging by all the "confirming your purchase from Amazon" emails I keep getting...