I’ve had my Kindle Fire for more than a year now, and while I use it pretty regularly, I can’t seem to stop buying books.
Why is that?
There’s something about the tangible book, I suppose, that the Kindle can’t replace. I can toss it on the bedside, I don’t have to charge it, I don’t care if I leave it unattended at the beach. And the Kindle takes up far less room than books — a plus if you’re like me and hate a cluttered house.
But the Kindle — and this applies to other e-readers — offers so much more than books can. I can look up definitions to words right on the spot. I can browse the web. And if I want to buy the second installment of “The Hunger Games,” I can do it right from the device — and start reading the next book in seconds.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my Kindle. It’s my nightly companion and beach must-have. But I also buy hard-copy books, too, stacking them on my bedside and on shelves around the house. I love flipping through the pages, the smell of a new book cracked open, the way it feels in my hands. I just can’t help it.
Anyone else having a book affair with their e-reader? I need advice!