Originally Posted by DisneyKevin
I, personally, dont miss holding a book.
I have never been a fan of paperback books. It seems that most of the books I gravitate towards tend longer. It seems I was always trying to crack the spine on a paperback to get it to open far enough to be readable.
For this reason, most of my reading has been in "hard cover" format.
Keep in mind that I started with the Sony Reader prior to getting my Kindle. Had the Sony had better contrast settings and been able to accomodate larger fonts....I would not have changed. While I truly love my Kindle...my Sony Reader was equally loved. If comparing the two side by side....I believe the Kindle has more checks in the Pro column that the Sony...but I never would have changed has the Sony been a workable solution. The Sony was available before the Kindle and that was the reason for my original choice.
I can list several reasons why the Kindle works better for me.
- I can enlarge the font.
- I dont have to store the pyhsical books.
- I can book shop 24 hours a day
- I can take several books when I travel
- I can hold the Kindle in one hand
- I can fit the Kindle in a pocket
- I can buy two best sellers for the price of one regular book
- I can store all of the books I have purchsed and read on Amazon's server
and recall them at any time.
This is a perfect option for me. Holding a physical book doesnt mean that much to me....and if it ever does...I can always buy a a regular book. I dont have to make a choice. I can have both.
Hope this helps.
It just keeps getting harder & harder...
My new iTouch arrived yesterday- I'm learning it's in & outs. The first thing I HAD to do was get the Kindle app. THe next thing to do was to get the sample of Kevin's referral "The List". I started reading it while I was on my treadmill last night - what a wonderful experience
I've tried & tried to read a book while walking - next to impossible - trying to keep it open, trying to turn the pages - a disaster in so many ways.
Now I want a Kindle for sure. I've been toying with the idea for a while. So this morning, I see Kevin's post about how much he did like his Sony then minutes later I see on the CNN site that Sony is coming out with a new reader - TOUCHSCREEN - Like I said it just gets harder and harder