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K is for... Kindle!
I'm a reader...a big reader. I was one of those really annoying kids in primary school who read through the books so fast that the teachers would get infuriated with me for getting so far ahead of the other kids. I loved to read. I loved finishing a book and moving on to the next one. I was never really into sports and somewhat tone deaf when it came to music but reading, now that I could do - and do well. If anything it became a pain in the backside - I never got a part in the annual school play, I was always the storyteller in every single school play there was whilst I was at the school!
When e-readers first came about I was quick to jump on the bandwagon. Don't get me wrong, I love books, solid tangible books, with their hard covers or their torn paper backed homes, crinkled pages and that old book smell. Everything about physical books turns reading from a past time into an experience. Who doesn't love roaming aisles of the library or finding someone elses notes in the margins? Unfortunately, it's not always physically possible for me to carry around gigantic door stop novels - this is where e-readers become lifesavers!
My first e-reader was a Sony and I loved it until it turned it's last digital page and fizzled out. After that it seemed about time to get a Kindle and see what all the fuss was about.
I've had my Kindle about 2 years or so now and I've got to say, I can see what all the hype is about. Much like when I had my Sony, the biggest draw to me has always been portability - I can literally carry a library around in my bag and not even know. My Kindle is wi-fi enabled too which means I can pretty much download a new book anywhere and everywhere - everywhere has wi-fi these days!
I'd like to say my Kindle hasn't replaced real books but...well, I don't exactly pick up real books as often as I download e-books. Oops. But if anything, having my Kindle has enabled me to read more than real books would have - that makes a weird kind of sense I think!
How about you...real books or e-books? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,