Thursday, October 29, 2009

do you kindle?

The other day I was eyeing out the new cheaper Kindle and Barnes & Noble's version the Nook. Just dreaming. They're pretty aren't they? And nifty.

And then tonight as I watched television and read during the commercials...multi-tasking at it's finest...I realized how much I love to hold a book. The book is used and it has that wonderful old musky book smell. The binding is worn at the bottom from waiting patiently on a shelf and on the inside in cursive is a name and a date. Maybe because it was a gift? Or maybe a stamp of ownership? And I love the trek through a book the daunting weight on your right hand when you open the first page and the victorious shift to the left. Then that bittersweet moment when you close the book shut and add it to your collection of trophies.

Maybe if I were a globe trotting girl with a passport in hand. But, I'm not. I'm just a simple girl with a well traveled book.

Maybe one day though.

10 comments:

HLB said...

i couldn't agree more. the kindle is a very, pretty, TOY. not an authentic, worn in, story holding a story, book.

Kodi said...

I totally agree. Especially because I stare at a computer all day long, and sometimes my laptop all evening with homework, I love to pick up some paper and READ! Oh yeah, electricity not required.

Marissa said...

I theory I like it, realty no

Marissa said...

*reality

Sandy said...

While my Kindle is never going to replace the books, books, books that fill my place--I love it. It reads like a book at least partly because there is no glare. And I love it partly because it hides my trashy novels from others:-)

Seriously, it has been a wonderful addition.

Rebecca Jo said...

I think the idea of the kindle is great... but I too love a book in my hand. Love the smell of books... dont think I can ever get away from holding a book in my hand. But for a big traveler - I can see where this would be a good thing.

Whitney said...

I agree so much! There is something about an actual book. An electronic version just seems wrong.

Kaitlin said...

I know what you mean, I do not think I will ever be a computer book person. I love the smell of the book and the feeling of turning the pages.

Heather said...

I'm with you on this one. The gadget lover in me wants one but I really don't think it can replace the feeling of a book in your hands. The only time I think it would come in handy is a) when traveling or b) when waiting at the doctors office.

Heather said...

I don't think I could read a book on a computer/gadget!