Kindle Love

Sunday, February 26, 2012

So this past week hubs bought himself a present: a Kindle Touch.

Photo from Amazon -- where the Kindle's from, too. :)

I suppose I should preface this story by saying that I actually bought a Kindle back in December of 2010. {It doesn't seem like it was that long ago; wow! I am getting old. Time passes faster the older you get, you know.} Anyway, I had it for a few days and ended up returning it. I just wasn't that impressed: it seemed dated & clunky. But as I look back, I think my impression was colored by the fact that I really wanted an iPad. So yes -- I returned the Kindle & bought an iPad. But would you like to know a secret? I returned it, too. Apparently I'm hard to please!

[Ok, I need to defend myself: Wes and I both have Macbook Pros, and we both have iPhones. The iPad was, to me, a large iPhone on which I could not type as quickly or accurately. I just didn't love it; do you blame me?]

[[And now I need to defend myself again: yes, we are Apple junkies. No, I will not apologize. The adage is true: once you go Mac, you'll never go back!]]

Anyway, almost a year later, I really love the Kindle. It's not as streamlined as I'm used to with Apple products, but the touchscreen makes it seem a lot more intuitive. I especially love that, with an Amazon Prime membership, you can borrow books {one per month} from the Kindle library without a time limit. Not to worry about the time limit, though -- at least not yet. I borrowed The Hunger Games on Saturday evening, having heard so much about the series. I read for about an hour & forced myself to put the book down and go to sleep at midnight. Today, contentedly laying on our couch & soaking in the warmth of the sun, I ignored our messy apartment and finished the book in three hours. I just loved it.

It's been a long time since I shut out the rest of the world and read a novel like that. It was so good!

Fortunately, Thursday is March 1st, and in March I can borrow another book. I hope the second Hunger Games novel is available to borrow. I also hope Wes doesn't mind sharing his Kindle a little more than he thought he might have to. :)

What about you -- read any good books lately? I'm glad I cut myself some slack and put down Kingsolver's novel that just wasn't holding my attention. I'm always looking for suggestions of novels that will!


LegalEagle said...

Beth, I just read THE ENTIRE TRILOGY over the course of two days. Granted, it was the weekend, but... yeah.

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