Last Christmas I was given a Kindle, which was all very exciting… I very quickly broke it and had to have it replaced, but after a year I just haven’t really gotten on with it. Which is quiet annoying because as an idea I do love it, and most people that I know who have gotten themselves an e-reader all seem to enjoy them.
I’m not sure whether it’s because most of the books I like to read aren’t available as e-books… or if it’s just because I like books. The heft and feel of them, plus the way you know how far through them you are simply by having them open. I do know in the year that I’ve owned my Kindle I’ve borrowed and read more books from my local library than I have read on the e-reader. Actually… I’ve probably bought more books from the library than I have for the Kindle!!
In fact, I’m not sure I’ve used my Kindle since the end of the summer but within reach of where I’m sitting I’ve got;
Out of Oz – Gregory Maguire, (l)
The Hydrogen Sonata – Ian M. Banks,
Hubble: Window on the Universe – Giles Sparrow,
Dodger – Terry Pratchett,
The Revenge of the Dwarves – Markus Heitz (l)
and on the sofa is ‘The Man From Beijing’ – Henning Mankell (l)… I say on the sofa… I had to go get it to get the spelling right!!
(l) – library book