Monday, September 12, 2011

I'm in Love!

...With my Kindle.

It has been a long time since I have been quite as excited as I was the night I opened the box of my new toy. In the last 5 days I have read 2 books and started a third, kept myself up till 2am reading, and generally loved that I now have one tiny thing that can keep me amused no matter how long I have to wait for the next train!

I must admit, I am not a new convert to reading - it has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was a voracious reader growing up! And I will never give up on having a living, breathing, character I love sitting on my bookshelves. My favourites will undoubtedly still be purchased in real physical paper versions so that I can plainly see where my heart lies.

But I am well and truly hooked - as much as you can be in 5 days - on this lovely little machine. That may be the geek in me coming out. It could be the girl that spent hours in the school library who is revelling in the ease and simplicity of following every bookish whim. But a part of it is definitely the rediscovery of the enjoyment of reading.

I don't think the Kindle replaces books, which was one of my initial worries about things of its ilk, I think it opens the doors for people to read - and anything that does that is a good thing in my books. (Ouch... what a pun.) And I hope, that it is opening those doors to regular readers and not-so-regular readers alike. I certainly have started seeing them everywhere I go now!

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