I know the Kindle, the Nook, and other e-readers have been all the rage for awhile now but I was a little late to the party. Â As is typical with me, I avoided them because I “just knew” I wouldn’t like reading on “one of those things.” Â It’s called being stubborn. Â It’s the very reason why I didn’t read the Twilight books until after the first movie … among other things. Â I kept telling myself that I liked the feel of books, the smell even, too much to ever like reading on a device. Â Just the word “device” is too clinical sounding for what one can get from reading a book. Â Anyway …
Around Christmas, I discovered that my phone (a Droid2) has a Kindle reader app on it. Â By this time, I’d had the phone for four months and, knowing I never installed the app myself, it must have been standard on the phone. Â This shouldn’t shock anyone who knows me though; I once drove a car for 2 years before I knew that there were pop-out cupholders right below the radio. Â Go figure.
So I thought since it wouldn’t cost me much up front (i.e., the $$$ for the reader), I’d try it out. Â Turns out, Amazon.com has several classics available in Kindle version for download for free. Â It was enough to get me hooked. Â I’m back to devouring books the way I used to … without having them strewn all over the house and always in my back pocket.
Yeah, I so knew this e-reading thing was gonna be big.