I am a changed woman.
I never thought I would turn my back on printed books. But it appears I'm moving in that direction.
Books have been a huge part of my life since I learned to read. In fact, I chose an English major in college, mostly because it allowed me to read a lot.
There have always been stacks of books next to my bed. There are books lining my bookshelves, and I have books in boxes that I can't bear to give away.
But once I start using a Kindle (a gift from my children), I've found I am switching my allegiance. I feel a bit guilty about it since books have been my friends for so long. But the Kindle offers several benefits I can't get with real book.
- I read more books with the Kindle. For some reason, I read faster using it. And I can order a new book without the delaying of going to a bookstore or ordering one online.
- It is much easier to hold while reading in bed. This is where I do 90% of my reading. Books get heavy and cumbersome. The Kindle is lightweight and easy to maneuver no matter what position you're in while reading.
- It is much easier for travel. Because it's so slim and lightweight, it's a no-brainer to choose it over a heavier book when traveling.
I will never give up real books altogether. They are still my first love. But in the past few months, I've been consuming Kindle books at an astounding rate and have read some that are really outstanding. I thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you. (more…)