This post has been long pending. I have been having discussions about about kindles with various people ever since it was launched.. and a colleague got her kindle to work. And we all got a chance to examine it.
Yes it looks like a book. Yes you can read it when on the go.
But it is so NOT for me.
In fact just last week, I was examining someone's kindle. Very many many books had been downloaded but none read!!! And I feel people who like, sorry , love books would be like me!!! Aren't you?
I need the real book!!! The entire reading experience is enhanced by the smell of paper and the feel of the book. I love reading in bed .. in fact that's where I read everyday. And I cannot, just CANNOT imagine taking a kindle to bed.
I love looking at my books too. It is very soothing, I find.. and it gives me this great pleasure when I look at my book rack... knowing and seeing there are so many books for me to read!!!
And for some reason, I never got the concept of reading books online! I can read articles.. really long articles but never books. I know someone who read deathly hallows online!!! Can you imagine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe it reminds me of work.. I really don't know what it is about reading books online that is such a put off!!
The touch and feel of books is the most important to me. I don't think I can ever leave it aside and download books and read on a kindle.
Give me a real book anyday!
Will hard bound books disappear? Not if there are many many more people like me.
I will never ever give up my books and read on a kindle. But then never say never is what some people say... I used to hate mobile phones too.. But look at me now.. I cannot live without my phone.
On second thoughts.......
Actually, no... I will never buy / read on a kindle... Downloading books... pah!!!!!