I’ve been contemplating buying a Kindle for about a year now. When they first came out, I wanted nothing to do with them. I just couldn’t imagine giving up my precious books. I am a proud book hoarder. At last count, I had twenty-five large (and heavy) boxes of books (which my husband and kids give me grief over…since they had to cart them from house to house each time we moved). I’ve added more to my collection since my last move eight months ago (Wow, I can’t believe it’s been eight months already!), so it’s probably at twenty-six boxes by now.
My husband wanted to get me a Kindle two Christmases ago, probably in hopes that I would stop filling his house with books that he knows he will have to move at least one more time in the next year or two. I told him I didn’t want one. I spend so much time sitting in front of a computer working, surfing and blogging that I just couldn’t imagine putting my face in front of another electronic device when I wanted to read a book.
I should have let him buy the Kindle. Now, I’m trying to win one by entering in sweepstakes. I don’t think a Kindle could ever replace my books, but I must admit it would be handy to have at times.
Do you prefer paper books or e-books? Should I get a Kindle? I’m looking at the Kindle Fire HD. Pros/cons?