It’s not better here, and they don’t have cookies! I posted earlier this summer about my new Kindle, or at least being a co-owner of a new Kindle, and how I was a little hesitant about it. It turns out that I was right. I’m just not a Kindle kind of girl.
I’ve read exactly one book on the Kindle, and that’s because I ran out of books from the library over the weekend. See what poor planning gets you? It wasn’t a book that was even available at the library (I guess that might be the one positive in this – I did get to read a book that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise) so once I started on the Kindle I was stuck.
The Kindle doesn’t seem to be the right size for my hands; one hand gets cramped and I drop it when I try to press the button to turn the page, two hands hide the screen. I also managed to get it stuck on Spanish a few times, which was annoying. It took me about three times as long to finish the book as a hard copy of similar length usually does, and just wasn’t an enjoyable experience.
So I am leaving the dark side. I am back to actual books with real pages that you can turn, and that don’t have to be charged. Real books are the way to go as far as I’m concerned. I won’t say that I’ll never use the Kindle again, after all there are still some Louisa May Alcott books on there that I haven’t read and can’t find anywhere else, but it’s definitely going to be a while before I attempt them. The Kindle will be reserved for times when I run out of reading material, and I’m not going to let that happen any time soon.
Has anyone else given up on the Kindle? Anyone else with me on actual books being the way to go?