"They're expensive! It'll only break the second I drop it! And there's something so lovely about real books, and that old book smell that you just don't get with Kindle!" I whined, sentimentally, at almost anyone who would listen.
But you know what, I was wrong.
Kindles are actually rather good. Little did I know, that aside from being able to store hundreds of books on them at any one time, you can also find new self-published authors you might never have discovered on Amazon ebooks- or could even self-publish your own work on it! And if that's not enough, it's got a tonne of really great in-built features, like a dictionary which you can use to check words you don't know, or a highlighter tool, to make notes on certain sections!
The Kindle is simple, useful, and surprisingly more durable than I would have thought. But I'd still reccomend buying a cover for it, just in case- they may be fairly tough, but they're still not as strong as good old fashioned paper copies.
So really, the only thing that kindle lacks is sentimental value. But as much as I love a good first edition, an inscribed first page or that great, musty book smell, I still think Kindles are bloody brilliant.
As always, I want to hear what you think, because I absolutely love my NAAB NUTTERS, and you've always got something interesting to say- so comment your view, below! How do you feel about Kindles? Do you own one? Like them or not? Or does it really not matter how people are reading, just as long as they are reading something?