I remember the day I bought my e-reader at Best Buy. I was jubuliant! I changed my facebook status to: “I am in a relationship with my Kindle and it’s complicated.” Of course, it was meant as a joke but now 6 months later I think we are breaking up.
Don’t get me wrong I still like it and for some reading situations I will use it. We recently went on a Spring Break trip and it was great for carrying lots of books with just a little bit of space. And how can you NOT love the ability to look word up right on the spot?
But recently I read some books that had pictures and charts and I found myself wanting to go back and forth between sections of the book and it got tricky. And as I admitted earlier, I really like to OWN my books. Ownership feels more real with a big book than just the words on my kindle.
So, I bought a hard copy of the new book I am reading: “the Paris wife”. I felt like I was stepping out on my e-reader. But like I said: It’s complicated!