Today, in a moment of weakness, I broke down and took a left down E-reader Blvd. I know folks; I have been a staunch defender of antiquity when it comes to traditional reading, but things have a way of changing. They certainly do. Sometimes necessity breeds that change, and so it was in my situation.
I have an extended business trip coming up soon and I really want to get a few good books under my belt while away from the family. Books kind of make the time fly by just a little quicker, but I only have a limited amount of space, so I find myself at an impasse:
Do I buy more books that take up a lot of room?
Do I acquire an e-reader?
You guessed it! I went the e-reader route. I am famously cheap, so purchasing a kindle, sony e-reader, nook, or i-pad is out of the question. The next best thing is anything free, so I searched the web for a bargain. I found exactly what I was looking for right here. Amazon has a Kindle application for PCs that works very well (according to the demo), so I downloaded the app and began my electronic reading journey.
I know that a laptop is fairly large, but don’t blow holes into my decision just yet. I don’t expect to lug around my HP every time I want to do some reading, rather I intend to use it as a platform for a quick read while taking a break from work. I can minimize anything that I am working on and pop open a good book; all in the matter of two mouse clicks. Pretty cool huh? I think so.
I’ve already downloaded a couple of titles from amazon and I’m pretty excited to check them out. They have an extensive collection ebooks for sale, not to mention, a broad array of free ebooks! Goes well with my frugality. I’ve also packed about four “old school” paper books into my bag for the trip and look forward to immersing myself into those beauties each night prior to bedtime.
Well, I better wrap this up. I have some e-bookin’ to catch up on. See you on the information superhighway!
- Amazon Kindle Tops Sales Charts (nytimes.com)