my hubby got me a kindle for xmas. which, surprisingly, i’m actually using. not because i ever had a thing about e-readers one way or the other, but i’m the walking definition of the term creature of habit. i just really, really love the feel, weight, tangibility of a bound book in my hands. the satisfying crack of its spine, the creasing of a corner to mark my place, the way it gets fat and fluffy from its pages being ruffled and read. water damage, too, in my case. (i used to get upset when a book started to show its wear and tear, but not anymore. it just means its been well loved. that, and there’s no point with the kids around. i do draw the line at manga, though, since the story is told through visuals and artwork.)
the ipad never worked for me outdoors because of the glare, so the lack of a backlight on the kindle is perfect. which is pretty ironic, considering that the new kindle fire goes on about having that backlight so you can read in the dark…which leads to that same issue of glare while outside in the sun…which is exactly what amazon railed about for the ipad.
(but i don’t think the fire is even available up in canada. so, y’know, moot point and all that…)
anyway, i’m already looking forward to loading up my kindle for vacations. no more buying books halfway through because i didn’t bring enough to read–again.
and the screen’s already really dirty–mostly toothpaste spatters since i read while brushing my teeth (gross, i know). i guess it’s pretty much the e-equivalent of creased spines and dogeared corners. apart from travel, it doesn’t replace bound books for me (*looks around at all the piles everywhere*). but it’s a great option.
the house will be empty tomorrow. back to school, back to work. which means i can start writing at 8 in the morning instead of 11 at night. cannot. wait.
OH. it’s 2012 and i can finally say DUALED is coming out next year! crazy, surreal, somewhat frightening! happy new year, y’all!Follow @wordpressdotcom