Let's be honest here. We're not the most tech-savvy family on the block.
I'm pretty darn proud of my Blackberry, so yall can just save the "I Phone" sales pressure. Not interested!
With that being said, I was skeptical of the Kindle. I love books. I love the feel of books.....the smell of books......the sight of books stacked on the floor in my bedroom, on my dresser, on my nightstand, on just about any flat surface in this house.
Pa brought his fancy Kindle in town recently and asked me what I thought of it and I told him I was on the fence. Yall know I bargain shop and rarely spend over a few dollars for a book. And, when you read as much as I do, paying basic retail prices adds up too quickly for our budget. I enjoyed the tour and wondered to myself if I'd ever own one.
Then, Pa bought us one for Christmas. Obviously, we need some gentle pushes into the world of technology and Pa is usually the one to do it. (Flat screen TV, Keurig, Ipods, Kindle, etc)
So, I just finished my first Kindle book. Some immediate reactions:
*Light weight and easy to carry.
*Moron proof - I'm your best test dumby in this department.
*Holds a charge forever. I turned off my 3G hook up after downloading the book and then barely made a dent in the battery life.
*Books are less expensive than I anticipated.
*Many classics are free, like Treasure Island I downloaded for Carter. Huck Finn was $.85.
*Rather than knowing what page you're on, you know what % of the book you've read; this will take some getting used to for me.
*Can't hand Carter the book I just read (Hungers Games) and go on to the next in the series.
*My usual anxiety regarding one of the punks dropping it in the toilet.
Overall, I love it. And, I feel super cool carrying it around. Giving people the impression that I'm smarter than I am is one of my favorite accomplishments.
How about you?
Do you have one?
Will you buy one?