I have been thinking about getting myself a Kindle. Well, technically my mom is giving me $200 for my birthday and told me that I could buy myself a Kindle with it, or whatever else I wanted to buy.
However, there’s a lot of guff coming from the literary crowd regarding Kindles/Nooks/E-readers in general. My English major friends (including one of my coworkers) believe that nothing can replace the feeling of a paper book in your hand, the turning of pages, the smell of new books, or old books for that matter, deep in the corners of your library.
E-reader advocates say that it’s much more convenient. You can read anywhere. If you’re on the subway (or MARTA if you’re in Atlanta), on the beach, on your lunch break you just whip it out and turn it on. It’s light. It’s fast. And it’s not like reading a computer screen (no back-lighting). It’s easier than trying to dig through your bag to find a book, turn to the correct page and find your place.
I’d want a Kindle for the convenience factor. I really want to be able to read on the beach when Sean and I go to Tybee Island, but also on my lunch break at work, etc.
I’ve heard that the selection of Kindle books is not very large, but I only heard that from one person. And that will obviously change as more books come out.
So, any thoughts? Do any of you have an e-reader? Or are any of you avidly against them? I need to decide soon!