Thursday, October 3, 2013

Kindle---is it as good as the real thing?

I have been reading from my Kindle now for about 6 months and in that time I have only been to my local library about twice. Is this the beginning of the end for books in the hard copy version? I don't think so. Yes, I enjoy the Kindle and I have been imploring you all to download ROSKILL and other books to come but that does not mean that I have given away the idea of holding a book in my hands. I suspect that many bookstores will have to change and redirect their focus about what they sell and what new directions they will need to take in order to survive, but survive they will.
I enjoy the functionality of my Kindle and there sheer convenience and I seem to get hooked on an author and search out their other books. I find myself reading a series that excites me and sometimes I settle on a particular genre before breaking free and trying something else.
The Kindle stays charged for quite a few books before needing recharging; mind you I only have a basic one--no colour or extra backlighting for me, so it needs to read in good light, but then again, so do hard copy books. I guess there are kids out there who are reading their Kindles with a torchlight under the blankets, because they simply can't stop reading their 'story of the moment,' so in a sense, nothing has changed.
I shall continue to read books, no matter what the form. I hope you do too---just make sure that you download mine. Go to my website and followed the link to the 'Book  shop' and click on the Kindle version of Roskill. Please write a review.

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