I live in a household of sceptics and I must confess to having been a little so myself at some points, but because I had several olde-worlde ‘paper’ books left to read, the Kindle was temporarily shelved.
Last week, however, I embarked on my first novel ‘kindle-style’; a good old Ian McEwan – ‘The Innocent’, a really good read I hasten to add. After a quick fiddle with font sizes and orientations I settled on the defaults and got stuck in.
Reading with the Kindle is a breeze, no trying not to lose your page by wedging a thumb in between pages at the bottom, no pages working loose at the spine, no having to change the angle for each alternate page to keep the text out of shadow. Whatsmore…. yes, there’s more! If you stumble accross a word that you’re not sure about, there’s a built-in dictionary to explain all. (It doesn’t do German Menu Items unfortunately though – anyone who’s read The Innocent will know what I’m talking about)
Am I a convert? Don’t know really. I’ll have to let you know after my next holiday. I know the baggage will be a bit lighter next time though.
Perhaps I’ll drop back and let you know then.