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.
- It's SOMOFOCUTE!
- I'm afraid I'm going to break it. I can't have nice things.
- 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?