K is for Kindle
We had a discussion about this last week and I posted about the pros and cons of e-books vs tree-books. After much thought, comparison and gleeful hand-rubbing I have taken the plunge and have ordered myself a new Kindle Touch which will be available here in the UK from the end of April.
I have been breaking myself in by downloading the Kindle app for my phone and one for my PC and to be honest, I am really REALLY looking forward to having the real thing to read on. I wanted the Touch version because it has mp3 capability as well as the text-speech function which was removed from the previous version. I know they had to lose something to keep the price at £89, but I would really make use of both of those capabilities, and the extra £20 is well worth it to me.
I think there are definite benefits to reading books make of paper, same as there is with e-books, and there will definitely be a place on my bookshelves for them.
I anticipate my Kindle will see a lot of “pulp” fiction reading as well as the classics (which are free yeehaa!) and my book-buying budget will be dedicated to special books in future.
Bring on the end of April!!