August 24, 2012

Books, books everywhere...and so much left to read!

Hey you guys!!!

I got a Kindle!  Wanna see it?

Isn't it beautiful?
I thought you would!

Charles ordered it for me after I spent weeks badgering him. (Does that make me a Honey Badger?). He also ordered me the pink plastic skin because, well, after growing up a total tomboy, I grew to love girlie things...typically in an ironic fashion, but still. Girlie.

I opened it up and started using it immediately. I ordered a book from Amazon about life in London during the Blitz, to read for research for a story I plan to write.  I also sent myself a copy of a book I'd downloaded to review.

I love it, so far. It's light, easy to navigate, and easy on the eyes at night.  I've used it every day so far, and plan to take it pretty much everywhere with me moving forward.  The reading possibilities feel endless!! Plus, now, I can buy my own ebook when it comes out this fall! And I can support all the indie-published friends that I've made in the past year via Twitter and other social networks.

Basically, this Kindle feels like a win-win for me.

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But....lest ye think I am nothing more than a walking Amazon advertisement...you should also know....

BOOOOOOKS! I love books!! I love to hold them, to read them, to collect them. I love to use them for decoration in my house. I love to smell them and see them, and feel their weight in my hands. I love to have signed copies of them, to hold in my hand tiny pieces of authors I admire so greatly.

I'll never give up print books.  Hardcovers, paperbacks, they're mine for the purchasing, and they always will be a part of my life.

And in case you don't believe me...the proof.  These are photos from my house, of our ever-expanding collection of books that threatens to burst out of the room we use to house most of them (and...sadly...our cats' litterbox...making sitting in said lovely book room and reading a near impossibility at this time...but still! Books!).
This shelf lives downstairs,
beneath the Kurt Vonnegut print 

This is our sci-fi/fantasy
mash-up section
Here we have my
history collection


Fiction, literature, leftover college
English texts

Aaaand...Zoe's room...because...
you have to start 'em early
That's not even all the books we have. There are more shelves. Filled with more books. And somehow, we keep buying them. We keep collecting.

Because we love them. And as cool as new technology may be, my (and my husband's) love of print books will never change.


3 comments:

Adriana Ryan said...

Oh my gosh...I LOVE my Kindle. In fact, I broke mine and then promptly usurped my husband's. :D I'm a weird one for a writer in that I don't have any sentimental attachment to print books, but my husband is like you. I love the ironic pink skin! :D

Leah said...

Hahaha, thanks. I love my ironic pink SO MUCH. :)

Shawn said...

Kindles rock.

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