Two short years ago, I had this picture on my vision board of my dream home library.
It's funny how things change because I now see that space as more of a burden than a sanctuary.
In my house, when something breaks, it's likely because I accidently stepped on it, or dropped an item in a sink of water-not the kids. So when I caused the E ink screen on my Kindle to malfunction, it was definitely business as usual at our house. *shaking my head* I called Amazon and they told me my warranty expired (of course) but they would send me the next upgrade for $40. Sweet!
Why Kindle is Making My Life Easier:
Convenient-I don't have to haul around several books at a time. I really like having all of my books at my fingertips.
Easy to read under the covers- This is a plus during the winter months- Kindle is much thinner and lighter than a typical book.
Doesn't take up much space-besides library books, there isn't much need for a designed bookcase in our home.
A lot of the classic titles are free :-)
Receive a book in under a minute-Instant gratification! (see below because this is also a major disadvantage for me)
Since Amazon makes the check out process so easy (one-click purchase), I spend too much money on books.
A lot of the classic books are free, but sometimes the formatting is off and chunks of the story may be missing.
Every title I want isn't available for sale- Amazon has over a million books to choose from but not everything I want is there yet. Most of Queen Afua books aren't available and neither is Sister Species.
Many $15 book-I know Amazon doesn't determine pricing but it stings a bit when I see titles over $9.99
Let's chat: Do you prefer an electronic reader or hard cover books?
This parody about book lovers gave me a chuckle. :-)
"I am now marking my page. Don't let me forget this page."
Further Reading: How I Got Rid of 2,000 Books and Started Reading