Earlier this week I talked a little bit about how I like the latest and greatest of all techy/gadgety things. I love them. I got a Fitbit the second it came out, I have speaker lights in my kitchen, I would be lost without my Apple TV, refractometer or hair dryer. It’s still high tech. At least it was at one point.
But then there’s this other side of me. The side that always goes with the classic, the original, the tried and true. Nothing fancy thank you very much … just a coffee. A regular coffee. A plain coffee. With just coffee in it.
So regarding the whole Kindle VS Book-Book debate I could swing either way. It’s a crapshoot. Does she like the Kindle or does she like actual books? She doesn’t know because she’s never tried a Kindle.
BECAUSE SHE LIKES BOOKS.
I get the whole e-reader thing. It’s convenient and cool and you can have books INSTANTLY and you can carry around an entire library with you. But it’s not a book. And I like books.
I like turning down the corner of the pages, underlining words that I like (or don’t know), looking at the cover as I close the book before going to sleep, and I just like the tactile feel of it. I especially like the sound of turning pages. Books. I like ’em. And yes. I really do turn down page corners and underline things (in pencil). You can take your hand away from your mouths now.
I’ve tried to read books on my iPad a few times and I got through them and thought it was kind of neat but not enjoyable the way my regular book reading is for some reason. Because of that I’ve never bought a Kindle or a Kobo.
While I was writing this post I looked up about Kindles to see if maybe I could be swayed by their high tech glossy good looks.
This Kindle Voyage almost swayed me.
How did it almost sway me? Because it’s the latest and greatest version. The exact thing I’m always a sucker for.
People love e-readers for vacations because they can take 6 books with them without taking up any space at all in their luggage, but I don’t go on a ton of vacations. And even when I do it seems it’s to places where I’m running from one place to another from morning until night. There isn’t a lot of relaxation and reading going on in my vacations. Wandering and getting lost. That’s what goes on during my vacations. And a lot of time is spent getting an exchange rate headache, trying to figure out if that bowl costs $40 or 12 cents.
After my post last week about book recommendations a few people asked about whether I use a Kindle and even more people stopped me in the street to talk about them.
I’m team book.
Team Kindle or Team Book? And why.
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