Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday...I'm 25 years young!

Brian bought me something I've been wanting for a while, an Amazon Kindle.
I was hesitant when I first heard about it, I need the feel of a book in my hands. I also assumed that the screen would glare like a computer, iPod, or TV. Not at all relaxing like a good book right before bed.

But then I saw one, I held one, and there was no glare. It looks like a book. It's lightweight, and it opens up a world of possibilities for me.

I love to read, which in Paraguay means that we pay a lot of money to ship down heavy books.

Now, with my new toy I have thousands of inexpensive books at my fingertips.

I'm currently reading Emma by Jane Austen (a free Kindle book!) and loving the Kindle.

To all you readers, what do you think? Would you want a Kindle? Or do you need the smell and feel of real paper?


Rosie said...

ohhhhh....I really really want a kindle, but I think I would miss the smell of books...does the kindle smell too? :)

Thursday's Child said...

I got a Kindle for Christmas. I love it! So far I've downloaded freebies...several works by Martin Luther, some classics. Right now I'm reading "Little Women". I need to download some more. I'd also like a Bible on it so if I want to look something up, I can.