Remember this post? You know, the one where I espoused my love of books and vowed that I was anti-Kindle/eBooks of any kind.
Yeah, about that.
I got one of these from Mr. 31 for our anniversary:
And I big-fat-puffy-heart love it.
Here's how the leap to the Dark Side went down: Mr. 31 is super into electronics and has wanted to get me one for quite some time. He suggested it at Christmas and, in his words, I "almost murdered him" at the thought of him getting me one of those as a gift.
Then I discovered that I'll be taking a couple of lengthy trips next summer. And the thought of schlepping a lot of books through airports and hotels made me tired. And so the evil thoughts began that maybe a Kindle would make that problem go away.
Mr. 31 took that little crack in my armor and ran with it. So, on our anniversary, my extremely nervous husband handed me a Kindle and then
ran for cover waited for my reaction. At first, I wasn't sure...then I discovered free books.
And look out! Now my Kindle is ever present by my side.
And my husband
rubs it in my face is really glad I like my gift.
Now, I will say that I still prefer the feel and comfort of holding an actual book! I also really like when I pay for something to have it in my hand rather than have it just appear as a line on an electronic device (but I know that's just a psychological thing I have to get over - it doesn't bother me with music, but I've yet to make that leap with books).
But I do love my Kindle.
(Disclaimer: I have not been paid or given anything for this post. Amazon.com, despite the thousands of dollars I've probably spent on their site, does not know who I am.)