Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crossing over to the dark side...

Amazon Kindle


Yep. I have a Kindle. (Best wedding present ever!!!)

Regale me with your thoughts, tips, etc.

9 comments:

Mrs. Anderson said...

I'm torn. I keep getting books to read on the iPad and I lose interest. For me there is definitely something about the actual book that I love.

I've actually spent time ruminating about what my deal is, and I think I also judge whether to keep reading based on how far I am visually into a book and how much there is left to go. With an ebook I don't get that cue and I just lose interest.

I'm also a habitual end reader. I read the first few chapters and then the last few chapters, then I fill in the middle. I hate reading and not knowing where it is going.

In fact, I am reading a hard copy book over a nook only book RIGHT NOW! I'm going to take a picture of it and post it to you on twitter (Lord knows why you need proof, but you're getting it!)

Go Formerly Trees and Shrubs, long may you flutter!

Anastasia said...

Congratulations! When I got my Kindle I was so frickin' excited. I'm still kind of excited, really (mainly because of the free books).

Tips:
- many (legally) free books are posted here daily: MobileReads forum
- lots of copyright-free books (and not just classics) can be found (in Kindle format) at Project Gutenburg, Manybooks, and Girlebooks,
- you can keep your books organized (and synced with your Kindle) with Calibre, a free program that should work on every kind of OS
- we're supposed to get borrowing-books-from-library support SOMETIME soon (hopefully)
- don't let people touch the screen! They always want to, because it does look a bit like a touch screen, but if you put too much pressure on it the screen can break.

- Anastasia @ Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog

Patricia's Particularity said...

I'm torn as well. I never used to read ebooks but I've been reading a lot on my Kindle PC (cause I don't have a real kindle) and I am finding a lot of Debut Authors through ebooks and I am loving them! So maybe a Kindle is not such a bad thing...

Kirthi said...

I'm torn as well (haha, seems like a lot of you are) I don't want to "cross over to the dark side" of technology, because it can never beat the original, the paper-bound book. Sure, you can have a super slim kindle, but nothing beats carrying a thick, luscious book. (Wow, that sounds weird) But I understand the appeal of a Kindle, I'll probably cross over too. But hey, as long as you can read ^_^

Katie said...

All I can say is WELCOME!!! :)

Veens said...

I hope you enjoy it because it is very convenient but it will never be as good as the actual books :) But I think I enjoy both now :)

Zibilee said...

I like my Kindle, but don't really use it all that much because I have so many paper books to get through. It is a neat little device though, and I hope you have fun with it!

LisaMM said...

I have a Nook but my daughter has swiped it and refuses to give it back, which is actually fine since I prefer paper books anyway.

Hey I sent you an email but it came back undeliverable. When you get this comment could you please drop me a note?

thecubiclerebel said...

LOL.Chuckle, chuckle. It's not as dark side as it looks. And this is coming from a total PAPER book snob. As in HOW DARE SOMEONE INVENT SOMETHING DIGITAL to read books on!! What the...?@*$ But the kicking & screaming had to cease because one, I couldn't do ANYthing about it and two, had to look at the bright side: less trees lose their lives for books that will accumulate and cause even further problemos. There will be a bright(er) side as time goes on to eReaders. Regardless of how annoyed we are.

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