I was a little disappointed when Santa didn’t bring me a Kindle for Christmas
I almost got the Kobo at Chapters last October but in my analysis the cons outweighed the pros.
As an avid reader and lover of shiny new gadgets, I envisioned an e-book reader in my imminent future, yet just going out and buying one seemed frivolous to me.
These days I don’t read as much as I used to; one of my goals for 2011 is to read more – one good book a month at least.
While trying to achieve this, I came to the sad realization that I don’t have any time leftover in my schedule for reading.
And even sadder is not being able to account for my time productively.
I was home from work one day last week, taking refuge from annoying allergies.
I didn’t go online or catch up on my soaps, I read a book instead, two actually… and it felt wonderful.
Reminiscent of those days when I’d lose myself in a good book and nothing else around me mattered.
I have a list, collected on Goodreads, of books I’ve been meaning to read; I started the list last year and I’ve just begun the first book on the list.
I’m hopeful; the kindle is an incentive to read more, the change in medium, the ease and a portable library – perhaps I will read more.
I was hesitant initially; I’d miss the smell and feel of the pages in traditional books.
I couldn’t bear not having a reason to go into the bookstore, I love bookstores!
And after all that, the Kindle still doesn’t guarantee that I’d read more, when the newness passes and I’m still not making time to read…