Apparently the only gift I'm getting for Christmas is a Kindle. It's all I really need. It's all I really want. I was determined, that, if one was not given to me, I would buy one myself. My mother came through with flying colors and sent me hers.
I got it today and opened it, played with it, loved it.
I hate being glued to my computer to read. It's bad enough I have to sit here and write, network, and watch Youtube videos. I need to be able to move around sometimes! That is one thing that won't change for me. I can hold a pageless device, but I cannot be glued to what reminds me of a school desk.
I hated reading in school. It always had the feeling of “having to”.
The Kindle is fun.
I wasn't at my desk.
E-reading is the future for most people. I honestly believe that, not as a writer, but as a reader.
Physical books cost too much these days, and prices keep going up. E-books, especially those self-published e-books which are just as good as any other book, and all of the classics no one owns the rights to anymore, are an inexpensive way to go.
Physical books take up a lot of space. I have a bookshelf with just shy of one-hundred books. If I moved tomorrow I would give all but a few favorites away. I'm a minimalist. I'm not packing these books and taking them with me. I would rather move and rebuy them.What if I owned one-thousand books?
An e-reader, not necessarily a Kindle, is all about economy. Price and space. Price and space.
Now, if only someone will invent cheap Hoi Poi Capsules!