BoR and I have been having this book debate for a couple of years now and I swore I'd never read electronic books. I also swore (once upon a time) that I'd never have a cellphone, and well, that didn't last.
A while back I got this Android tablet and I use it to read some periodicals and surf websites and news through the Pulse reader. But books? Nah.
Until last week. Micheal Henry contacted me about reading his latest manuscript Atmosphere of Violence; it's book number 5 for Michael and his son/co-writer William and they were looking for some feedback. (You can order it now through Amazon; it's only $2.99! You can't lose!) The problem? The book was still in manuscript form. They sent the document through email and I downloaded it into the Kindle app.
And I read it.
What really helped was the fact that the book is fabulous and I couldn't put it down.
I read the whole book in about three or four days and even made the occasional note using the "note" function. Woah! Progress!
I finished the book and I thought, "Well, now. That was pretty cool. And convenient." Which is what BoR said to me all along. So I was lounging around one day this week, went online, and downloaded Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews. Light chick lit. I hate chick lit, but I like her books (mostly because her first few books I read had a character that was an antique dealer).
I downloaded Summer Rental...and read it.
I'm on a roll now. I'm already thinking, "What's next?!"
It'll never replace my dead-tree books; some I want to keep on the shelf, you know. But I guess I'm now a Kindle reader. Dammit.
Just don't tell BoR because she'll say "I told you so."