Before I start, I'd like to make one thing very clear. I love books. I love reading them, I love looking at them, I love touching them, and I love collecting them. Because of these things I've never been a fan of ebooks, or any of the new "readers." After I read a book, I want to keep it.
I have no idea how many books I've read in my life, but the number has to be in the thousands. Storing even a fraction of that number, requires a tremendous amount of room. I didn't want to rent storage for them, so several years ago I started donating, or just giving them away to people that I knew would read them. Of course there are some that I would NEVER part with.
A couple of months ago, I received a Kindle for my birthday. Much to my surprise, I fell in love with it. It's takes only a few seconds to download a book, the format is amazingly clear, and the darn thing holds about 3500 books!
Amazon.com has many of the classics in kindle format for free. I downloaded about 50 of them and am just about to dive in. I've read most of them before, but can't wait to get started anew. Depending on which model you buy, you can even go online and blog!
You can also use your Kindle to store all of your personal documents. They will format them for you for free and it only takes a minute or two.
If there is a book that I MUST have and it isn't available on kindle, I'm probably still going to buy it, but that will be the only reason. My sources tell me that it won't be very long before every new book will be available for download. I was amazed to find out how many old books are already available.
If some of you now see me as a traitor, I'm sorry. For those of you currently working on books, I'll be supporting you via Kindle or paper, whatever it takes!
Do any of you have a Kindle or something like it?