January 25, 2010
It's late January and I finally got my Christmas present. An e-book reader from a large chain bookstore (hope that tells you enough without giving them free advertising).
It came Friday and I spent much of the weekend fiddling with it. It took about three hours to get out of the hermetically sealed, child-proof case.
But I digress.
For an old-school book reader the technology is very cool, yet very uncomfortable. I like the fact that I can carry thousands of books in a device the size of a restaurant menu. Think of the shelf space I am going to save.
But I am still quite sure I am going to miss the opportunity to turn the pages of a book. There is something familiar that I will miss about cracking open a good book with well-worn cover and dog-eared pages and then crashing in a big comfy chair and reading away a rainy day.
Clicking, tapping, and scrolling on the trusty e-ready isn't the same.
And what am I going to do with those subscription cards that annoyingly fall out of magazines. Oh, yeah. With my e-reader, I can get magazines delivered digitally too.
Another crisis averted. I was worried they'd end up in a box in the attic with all my cassette tapes and CDs. And that box is quite full.
Kidding aside, if anyone has some good book recommendations, I'd love to hear them.