Monday, 2 January 2012
Ode to my new Kindle
I'd always thought to use a Kindle
On a par with mortal sin-dle,
Thoughts of books consigned to bin-dle
Sent small shivers up my skin-dle.
But my wonderful son gave me one for Christmas, and I LOVE it!
Posted by Frances Garrood at 09:56
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Ha, ha - I knew you would once you tried it, Frances! I love mine too but I still like to read print books in between. The kindle makes it so much easier (too easy?) to buy lots and lots of books.ReplyDelete
I can see a Kindle could have a place. I'm sure I'll succumb one day. Hope you enjoy it Frances.ReplyDelete
I love mine too! And it is definitely easy to spend a small fortune too!ReplyDelete
I love your ode, Frances - and I have to agree, I love mine too! I think most people (including me) who thought they wouldn't like them, change their mind as soon as they get one! It won't replace books - I still read both formats. But it's SO easy to read on (great for reading in bed) - fantastic for travelling around (slips into handbag, light as a feather), and I agree with the other comments: it's almost too easy to buy books on it! Best new gadget for many years IMO!ReplyDelete
Sorry, I meant that I love my Kindle, not I love my ode. I haven't written one, although I'm tempted now I've read yours!!ReplyDelete
Rosemary, I agree there's room for both, but with every bookcase full to bursting, this does solve a bit of a problem. And it's so neat!ReplyDelete
Maggie May, once you have one, I'm sure you'll love it.
Oh Paty, how true. Talk about the (expensive) click of a button!
Olivia, do write an ode!
You've gone geeky too, Frances!ReplyDelete
Two years ago, I fell in love with ebook readers when I worked for a week at the Frankfurt book fair and my job was to present what was called a flatreader. To this day, I do not own one, but I am thinking about asking for one if anyone should ask what I'd like for my birthday. I do travel regularly, and I always travel with as little stuff as possible, so that will help me to reduce said stuff even more.ReplyDelete
OK, Frances - ode coming up! Check out my blog ... I'll give your original ode a plug, of course!ReplyDelete
Librarian, you're so right about a Kindle making travelling easier. NO books to cram into the suitcase!
I love mine too, thoughthere is nothing like the smell and the feel of a new book, and the wonderful atmosphere of a book shop and the specila smell of antique books. I think they're here to stay. That said, I find my kindle easier to read and handle; AND when I last went away recently, I took more than 30 books with me. Both have their place.ReplyDelete