@serving_n_a_j (as it was a bit expensive for a present) … I am very fond of books, as an ebook just doesn’t have the same feel, smell, or ambiance as a book … and I tend to pop in and out of books; checking out the ending; retracing a few paragraphs; rereading whole chapters or sections … so I was a bit ambivalent about the purchase …
My daughter seemed to think it was a great present, and said so in front of her dad … and he protested that we had not discussed it. We hadn’t, and I explained I really didn’t know whether I wanted one or not, but was finding the laptop heavy to hold and read … I checked, but was unable to buy another at that price, so, agreeing with his daughter that it made a good gift for his granddaughter, he paid me for it so if I decide to buy myself one I would have the money available.
It was duly wrapped, and my daughter disassociated it from Amazon Kindle Account and set her up with hers.
I struggled at Easter this year trying to read a hardback Library book (my thumbs refused to turn pages without pain, and the book was ), so my mind was prepared for the next impulse when we got home …
It was only after purchasing the Holocaust book (for reading around the world: Lithuania) that I bought the Kindle on an impulse, along with a plain pale blue kindle cover. The Kindle arrived on Monday, 29th April, and the cover on Thursday last week … One of the first things I did after setting it up was to download a couple hundred of the books I had already acquired from my account onto the kindle itself (ready to read even if I had no WiFi access) … and to read the new book on Lithuania, which was there already.
I have bought a couple of ‘complete collections’ for 49p each (even though I already had a few of the included individual books) and started reading my way through some favourites and discovering additional books by the author included in the collection.
I still prefer books, though!
I have a much loved song,
That, too, was in my mind when I chose this topic this month.
But I wouldn’t want to follow the Science Fiction dystopia where books are deemed dangerous, and burned. My thousands of RPBs (real paper books) are not mere kindling by any means … but they do take a lot of space …