A couple of years ago, my husband got a Kindle, which he loves. Rarely is he seen without it in his hand or somewhere nearby.
I've had mixed feelings on the Kindle. On one hand, our house is no longer filling up with paperbacks that my husband purchases and likes to keep forever. On the other hand, I've felt from day one that crossing over to the Kindle is taking one more step into the technology abyss. Plus, there is nothing like the feel and the smell of a real book in hand...
So although I've made snide comments about the Kindle, I've accepted it into my home. Not only is he reading cheaper books, they aren't taking up any space. That makes the Kindle worth it, in my book (pun intended).
He's asked me a few times in the past year if I'd like one, to which I responded with a resounding NO. Then he asked again two weeks ago, suggesting he get a Kindle Fire for my upcoming birthday, and I felt something in my resolve begin to crack. I was in Arizona at the time, dragging a stack of books with me everywhere I went, and struggling to fit them into my suitcase. Suddenly many his arguments in favor of the Kindle made sense to me.
I said maybe.
He asked me a few days later and when I asked him what would happen if I gave it an honest try but just didn't like it, he assured me that we could pass it along to our youngest daughter who is leaving for college in the fall. I began to waffle. I still didn't want one on principle, but - it's such a cool TOY.
Earlier this week I went to my bi-monthly writers group meeting and one of the gals in the group let me play with her Kindle Fire for a bit. Then the clincher - she reminded me of all the free books and the books I could check out at the library. I also saw that I could do email and facebook on it (all the things that really matter in life).
So yesterday my darling gave me a Kindle Fire for my birthday. It's so shiny and pretty! He set it up for internet and registered it with my Amazon account, and this morning I've been trying every way to figure it out withOUT reading the instructions. I cursed and groaned for a while, but finally, I got it. (YES, DEAR - ONCE AGAIN WITHOUT READING THE INSTRUCTIONS.)
I feel like I've given in to the dark side. But... it IS so shiny...
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