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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

My first purchased Kindle eBook

ACK!!! I did it!!

I still don't know how I feel about it. I will readily admit to being a die-hard print book fan. I really don't like ebooks and I like the feel of paper. Sorry, that's just how it is.

However, I was given a Kindle for Christmas. And I thought, "gee, that's a nice gift, but what the heck am I going to do with it?"

Well, I've been getting the free Kindle downloads, which has given me plenty to read (and I haven't yet read most of them), and I will say that I LOVE my Kindle for travel. It's so nice not having to make the choice between doing without or lugging a whole bag of books, since I read so fast. And, it's been nice because my boss can now send me the e-versions of books she wants me to read.

Since then, I have not actually PURCHASED a Kindle book. I know, some of the authors with free Kindle books are cringing. But you know what? I still prefer purchasing print books. So if I like a book well enough to buy it, I buy it in print.

Until today.

I blog-stalk Deanna Raybourn. I recently described her writing as "literary crack." She's that good. Her books (print, tyvm) have an honored place on my shelves. Anyway, she always has the most interesting tidbits in her books, and if you read her blog, you'll see that she does some amazing research. So today, when she was talking about where to get one of her research books, she said the thing that enticed me to finally purchase my first Kindle book.

It's only available on Kindle. And so, addict that I am, I bought it. The history nerd in me could not resist, and I keep telling myself that it was only 2.99. Which is why I am the proud owner (I think) of Daily Life in Victorian England. I mean, really, does it get any better than that?

Still, I can't believe I actually paid money for something I can't touch.

5 comments:

Barbara Phinney said...

You'll love buying and downloading ebooks. I look for free articles to read too.

Denise Miller Holmes said...

That is awesome. E-readers are a different world. I love my Kindle!

Carla said...

I didn't think I'd love my Nook as much as I do, but it's really growing on me. I still have print books, but I'm finding it so easy to sucked into a new series of which I only have ONE book...then I can look it up on the Nook and WOW...there they are! I purchase them and 2 minutes later I'm continuing in my series. No gas needed, and no waiting for delivery. It just feeds my addiction....which means even LESS sleep.

Jana said...

I'm with you on this one, Dream. I haven't yet given in on an e-reader and unless something drastic happens I probably won't. I'm a book girl all the way. ;-)

Danica/Dream said...

Someday I may join the kindle loving ranks. Until then, I'll grudgingly use it. :)