I'm very excited today because I've done something I've been kicking around for quite awhile. Now that I've finally done it, I can't hardly wait for it to get here! That's right - I took the plunge and ordered a Kindle! I'd planned to get one later in the year as a Christmas present to myself but when Amazon lowered the price to $189.00 AND offered free 2-day shipping, I just couldn't put it off any longer. Now, don't get me wrong, I am one of those people who thought Yeah, e readers are pretty cool, but I like a real book. And I still feel that way, but I've been warming up to the idea of an e reader for awhile now. Especially since my trip to Ohio, when I had a hard time deciding what book to take with me to read on the plane. I didn't want to take up room in my suitcase, but I didn't want to get stuck with a book I wasn't in the mood for. But the main reason I purchased the Kindle is because I've read where it's so much easier on the eyes and God knows I need all the help there I can get. With my eye disease, my eyes get so tired and it's harder and harder for me to focus on the lines without them blurring. (Thank goodness my eye doctor doesn't read my blog or he'd tell me to lay off the books, but I just can't do that.) I'm hoping this will help with the eye fatigue I've been experiencing. The downside for me is that I love collecting books for my personal library so I will miss having the actual book sitting on my shelf. I'm sure I'll still get a fair share of actual books though, so I can live with that.
I haven't decided what book will be the first I download but I'm planning to spend some time today browsing the Kindle Store at Amazon. I've kind of got my eye on THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin, but we'll see. Any suggestions?
So, I'd like to know - do you use a Kindle, or some other reading device like the Nook? If so, what do you think of it? Or maybe you're one of those people who are against e readers all together? I'd love to know your thoughts.
My Kindle should be arriving Tuesday, thanks to the free 2-day shipping offer, so you know what I'll be doing that day - looking out for that brown truck! Yep, that's right, the UPS man! As for today, I'm taking it easy, staying out of the scorching heat and finishing EAT, PRAY, LOVE. This book has me all over the place - but I am anxious to finish it so I can make up my mind for once and for all if I liked it or not. I hope you are having an enjoyable Sunday with a great book!