I got a Kindle about this time last year (end of January 2010) and for a long time, I’d meant to post about it.
But the thing is…there’s just not really that much to say. I mean, sure, I find the Kindle to be somewhat more convenient than paper books. Its lighter than a library. You never lose your page. Etc.
But it’s so strange to think that over thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, or who knows (other than my mom) however many years, I’ve read thousands of books in paper, and then over the course of a single year I largely switched to an electronic format…without really noticing any difference. I still read paper books all the time, of course. But when I’m reading e-books, I don’t feel nostalgia for paper. And when I read paper books, I don’t really feel exasperated and wish they were electronic. Overall, it was a fairly neutral transition.
Oh, I am also experimenting with shorter entries in between my longer ones. I think I am kind of getting the hang of it.