Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pros and Cons on the Kindle

Because of my overwhelming affinity for books, we are in need of several more bookshelves for our home. Every time this comes up, someone suggests I just get a Kindle. And I have thought about it. It would be a large investment of money I don't have, but my hesitation is more than financial.

While I would love the storage capability of a Kindle, I don't know if I would like to read something without having an actual book in my hand. When I write, I often draft on paper first before typing up something, making that first entry on the computer as my first revision/edit to a piece. I just don't know if I would want to give up the physical book....

I recently found this entry about the Kindle at a book blog that I enjoy. It is one of the most helpful and informative discussions of the pros and cons that I have ever read. I still don't know if I could ever make the switch, but the writer gives me a lot of points to think about.


  1. Steve got me a used Kindle off craigslist for very cheap, and I just love it. Especially as someone who likes to read more than one book at a time, and hates losing her place, the Kindle is wonderfully efficient. I don't know where you're going to land on the whole subject, but I highly recommend one.