Sunday, 20 May 2012

To Kindle, or not to Kindle?

I love reading, I love books.... but books take up precious space. Some books I read over and over. Others I read once then never again. I've been giving all the books I know I will never read again to charity, but I'm still left with a large library of books I love. And no doubt I will want to buy more. I'm currently sitting on the fence over getting a Kindle (or similar).

Space saving.
All your books instantly accessible
Ability to download new books on the go
Light and easy to read in multiple positions.

Initial cost of the unit
Potential to get lost, damaged or stolen
Not the same 'feel' of a paper book
Unnecessary consumerism and use of precious resources?

Those I know with Kindles absolutely love them and I really can see the appeal. But deep down I can't help thinking I could easily go without. It's true I won't be able to take many books with me, but rather than buy all my favourites again on Kindle, second hand bookshops and libraries are everywhere where I could buy and exchange books as I go. 

Still can't decide.......!


  1. You can compromise by using my Ipad with all my books on it and also using the second hand books option.

  2. Thanks Mum. Maybe borrowing and sharing new technology is the way to get the most out of it.

  3. Thats what Dennis got with his vouchers when he left ITS



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