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Amazon Kindle makes books cute again

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Jim got me an Amazon Kindle for my birthday. It is helping me become less of an old lady.

Anne Taintor

The short review is, I love it. Here, in no particular order, are some more thoughts on it.
  • It's so cute!
  • I like holding it better than I like holding pages, I think. I've never been great page management, be it book or periodical, mostly because I have small Hobbit hands and thusly have trouble navigating things that are cumbersome and, you know, FLIPPY. Related: I have blond hair.
  • I still love real books and papers, though. My brother lent me his first edition Kurt Vonnegut Galapagos yesterday, and it certainly wouldn't feel right to read THAT on a Kindle.
  • It's white, and cute!
  • The screen looks remarkably like the page of a book, though I hate that I can't read in the dark. Not that actual books have light-up technology, either... but this seems like it should. It's MAGICAL after all. I think I'll buy a light for it, and a cover.
  • It's cute!
  • I'm reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett (geez, oh geez, loving it). The Kindle tells me I'm 49 percent through, which is useful, but I had no real concept of how thick the book actually is until I went into a bookstore yesterday (Haslam's!) and picked it up. Very strange, very space age.
  • I'm afraid I'm going to break it. I can't have nice things.
  • CUTE.
  • When I told a friend I got a Kindle, she said, "Awesome, want to share books?!" I don't know everything about the future of digital publishing, but I do know it's been a long time since anyone has been so enthusiastic to share books with me. Maybe never. I have to think THAT'S good, right?
  • omgcute.

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