Friday, January 8, 2010

Do you "Kindle"?

I do and I love it. My big kids gave me one for Christmas. I had been lusting after one for a year. I am a total convert. Don't get me wrong. I still love real books and having real books around me. There are stacks of them around the house to prove it. I can't imagine not having a real cookbook to cook from, for instance, or a real picture book for children. But, the size and portability make my Kindle my new best book friend. I am in a Julia Child phase and am currently reading My Life in France, by said maven, on my Kindle. It goes to bed with me, hangs out at Starbucks with me, and travels in my capacious purse with me.

My friend, Martie, has started this discussion on her blog of real books vs. the Kindle. It is a conundrum for sure. I personally don't think they are mutually exclusive. I will still read "real" books. I just love the idea of the Kindle . It may be part of my techno-geek conversion over the last 5-10 years. Martie and I have, between us, moved each other to Tivo, IPhone, and Macs. In some worlds we are barely above ludite status, but for "women of a certain age" we are most certainly "geeks".
This is a great site for kindle reference. He covers all the features. So, back to the question: Do you Kindle?" Let me know what you think. Julia is waiting for me.


  1. Thanks for the article, it was interesting. The one thing that Kindle has over, say, using your iPhone as a reader, is battery time...that's something the iPhone and computer (sans cord) are lacking. And I'm not thinking it's an "either or" situation...I'm just pondering what it will take for me to get into those waters.

  2. I don't have a Kindle. That is not saying that I don't want a Kindle. I just haven't arrived there yet. Actually, I don't have an I-phone either..... However, I do have a Microsoft notebook and am loving the portability of it. :) Someday, maybe a phone with internet capabilities and a Kindle will come my way. :)


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