Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Because of some wonderfully generous friends and my son, I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas. I was on the fence about e-readers. Probably mostly because I'm still hoping to hold a copy of my book in my hands one day.
But, I must admit, I am enjoying my Kindle. I'm now playing Words With Friends and downloading books and other apps. I can show people videos and pictures. Okay, a little explanation here. I don't have a smart phone, so this is all new to me. I read my first book on it last week. It was smooth and easy. The only complaint I have is it's harder to look ahead for the sex scenes. Don't judge me, you know you do it too.
I heard there were a lot of e-readers sold this holiday season. What does that mean for the traditional publishing industry? It's anybody's guess. Hopefully there is room for both. I for one will still read books both ways. But, my Kindle is pretty cool.
What do you think? Do you have an e-reader or are you fighting the trend?


  1. Along the same lines, I used to think an IPad was dumb, but now Chastity has one for work and I love it. I think I'm gonna go with the trend and get an e-reader of some sort in the future. Probably an Ipad though.

  2. Yea, I-Pads are cool. I think the only difference between the two is the word processor capability.

  3. I've downloaded several books to my e-reader the last two weeks. I like the weight of it and that it's easy to use, but I'm having difficulty staying focused on it. I think it's because I'm used to turning pages, used to the feel of the paper and I get distracted by smudge marks on the screen. Of course, at least I'm not wondering what the mystery stain is on the pages of a library book.

  4. "Of course, at least I'm not wondering what the mystery stain is on the pages of a library book." That's kinda funny coming from a librarian!