I have a confession to make. It’s embarrassing and slightly shocking. Ready?
I don’t read paper books.
That’s right. I’ve been sucked into the world of e-reading. What would my English lit professors say?
It all started with this.
I bought Dave a Kindle for Christmas last year. My motive was two-fold. One, he has a long commute on the bus and could read several books at a time without schlepping them all around in his laptop bag. Two, our house was being slowly overrun with books. One more Ikea Billy bookshelf and I was going to bust out the billy club.
He loves this thing. And now so do I. But don’t get me wrong, we don’t have two of them. You see, I have one of these gadgets:
It runs my life. It’s my camera, telephone, laptop, ipod, GPS, datebook, and now, my Kindle.
This husband of mine has transformed me into this techy, gadget-loving woman. You wouldn’t even recognize me if you saw me on the street.
The iphone has a Kindle app that I can use to access our e-library. It’s pretty dang awesome.
Here’s what I’m reading right now. Another advantage of reading on my phone–I can access several books at once. Before I would have books piled in a precarious heap on my nightstand, ready to topple over and crush me in my sleep.
I’m one of those creatures who reads 5 books at a time. I never know what I’m going to be in the mood for.
Here’s a page from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, which was a lovely read. You can change the font size, depending on how good your eyes are. Mine are….okay. This is a medium font size:
See? Just like a regular ‘ol paper book but…mini. And digital. And fits in the palm of your hand. And slips into your pocket. And rocks your world.
Yes, I now do all of my reading on my phone. Well, not all. I have been known to leaf through the occasional magazine. I wonder if Dwell is available in Kindle version…
Have a book-a-licious weekend,