Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Kindle

I think I want a Kindle. There. I said it.

I LOVE books. I love how they look, how they smell, how they feel. I remember the day I got a library card. I think I was 6. Mom?

If I don't have at least three unread books on a trip, my palms get sweaty. Really. I've sought out English language bookstores everywhere from Egypt to Russia to Vietnam. So, a Kindle appeals greatly to my practical side. My friends who own the devices assure me I'd only use it for traveling. We shall see.


mom said...

Yes, you may have been 6 or maybe 7 years old. As soon as you were able to read! Remember when you would play 'library' and loan out books to the neighborhood kids with cards you printed yourself? I think you even charged fines to those who were late with turning them in on time?

Michelle said...

Nothing like the tactile feel of a much-loved, well-made book in your hands. And ... nothing like the convenience of downloading a book you suddenly want to read on your electronic device. Best of both worlds, really.