Friday, July 16, 2010

To Kindle or not?

Do any of you have a kindle?? Do you use it? Do you still read regular books?

I'm considering getting one - make that, I really really really want one though I'm not sure why exactly. One good reason I can think of is storage - there are so many books I want to read but many I know I won't want to keep. We have a fairly big house but even then we're running out of book space. Plus I like reading new books too but I don't like hardcovers. Plus when I travel I end up taking like 5 books for a week and that really adds onto my luggage allowance.

OK, so that's 3 good reasons.

What do you think?


Michele said...

Yep, I have one. Yes, I definitely use it. And yes, I still read lots and lots of regular books. There are still plenty of books that I prefer to be in "real book" form, but some that are perfect for the Kindle.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

I'm kind of on the fence about e-readers. I just love the feel of a real book in my hand, despite the fact that sometimes, they're a pain to lug around, and while travelling, they tend to get a bit mashed up.

I was travelling recently, and took five books with me. Had a couple of health issues, which meant being hospitalized for a couple of weeks, and then being advised complete rest for a couple of weeks. Ended up getting books from the local library as opposed to buying books on my iPad, despite the latter being easier - all this only because I feel wrong reading a book which isn't a book, if you know what I mean?

Pragmatically, a kindle is awesome. But, there's a bit of an oldie in me, which just can't appreciate it! If you think you'll make good use out of it, I strongly recommend it. The quality of the text etc. is pretty amazing.

Iliana said...

I don't have one but I definitely would like one mainly for traveling, which is why I haven't gotten on as it's not like I'm jet setting all over the place! haha. I sort of like the B&N Nook more though although it's probably just because I've been able to see it and play with it at the store.

joanna said...

Michele - what kind of books are perfect for the kindle, do you think?

anothercookie - i don't intend to stop buying/reading real books, but maybe this way I wouldn't have every book I ever liked the sound of sitting on my shelf... I think I'd use it at times, so maybe I should start saving up!

Iliana - yeah, it's mostly for traveling by plane... I don't travel all the time either, but I want one anyway! :-)