I decided to be a hypocrite and tell everyone what I love about Kindles. It’s not actually hypocritical really though – I like my Kindle for personal use, but don’t like it for education. But if you feel like pelting rocks at me for writing two posts that seem to oppose each other than that’s fine. *puts armour on* Anyway, onto the list!
- I don’t have to remember what page number I’m on. Scrambling for a bookmark is too much effort so I always end up trying to do it by memory usually. Let’s just say a lot of events seem to happen twice or not at all in books for me.
- I can take lots of books with me wherever I go, without having to take up weight lifting. I may not be building arm muscle, but I am saving the lives of bag straps.
- No one knows what I’m reading. Which means I could read Fifty Shades of Grey on the bus without people looking to see my bondage induced facial expression. Or I can read Winnie the Pooh without teenagers giggling at my book choice. More likely the second.
- I don’t know what other people are reading on their Kindles. Which means I can imagine other people are reading Fifty Shades of Grey and judge them accordingly.
- I get to read loads of novels that I wouldn’t have been able to without it. It’s nice to read something different once in a while.
- I can instantly download whatever I want. No waiting until the shops open, and I can also pretend I haven’t spent anything (which is what I always do when I use my card online haha).
- I can buy things without my mum asking what it is I’m reading. Which means I don’t have to listen to ‘Couldn’t you have picked something happier with talking dogs or something’ anymore.
- Lots of books are cheap or free. Free is my favourite price.
- It doesn’t take up masses of space on my bookshelf. My other books do not get angry with it taking up their space.
- I don’t get filled with rage when the spine gets wrinkled. The spine never gets wrinkled.
- Nobody can write in or deface any of my precious books. No more bent pages after some cruel corner-folding hooligan has borrowed a book.
- Technophobes/people who still think we’re living in the 1950s may think I’ve acquired some form of alien device and therefore don’t sit near me on the bus. This hasn’t happened yet, but hopefully some day.
I’m not saying everyone should go straight online to purchase a Kindle, I’m just saying I love mine. After all, I don’t want to be responsible when you develop book-sniffing withdrawal symptoms. And I don’t want yet more rocks throwing at me for bad recommendations. Ouch.