Monday, October 3, 2011

kindle nook eBook

I know, I know. I should buy a Kindle, Nook, or some such eBook reader. I know!

Like them in theory. A library on one device. No more piles of books in every room of my house.

After all, I successfully switched in music. LPs to cassettes to CDs to digital downloads and streams.

Yeah, I really like live music best.

And books. I like to curl up in a soft chair. I like to read in the tub and at the beach.

My nose is stuck to a computer screen all day at work. If a book is an escape, then I want to escape from screen to paper and ink. I want to go back in time. I want to feel the smooth paper, turn pages, and stick in a favorite bookmark.

So Nook? Nope. Kindle? I resist. As for you? Do as you like. For me? For now I'll continue to buy and share the archaic papyrus, I mean paper. Hey- did you know? You can read the Dead Sea Scrolls online!

1 comment:

  1. I've got the Optimus V with Android and all the reader apps you could want. I went with the Kindle app and will read my first book on it very soon. I think the difference between this and the real Kindle is back-lighting. With the phone, there's the glow of thousands of pixels so, yes. It's an electronic experience. The Kindle, as I understand it, has no back light so it feels more like the kind of page you've come to love.