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Why do you own a kindle? After reading this article, I wanted to share my opinion of the Kindle. My son received one for his birthday. I was skeptical of this little piece of technology and fully prepared to hate it. Then, my son purchased the works of Charles Dickens (200+ Works) includes The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities with biography; Jane Austen’s complete novels; the works of Alexandre Dumas, includes The Three Musketeers, Louise de la Valliere The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Man in the Iron Mask, The Count … & more; New American Standard version of the Bible; The Wind in the Willows;  a Beatrix Potter collection; the works of Robert Louis Stevenson. (150+ works) includes Treasure Island, New Arabian Nights, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & more; and the works of Baroness Emmuska Orczy. (26 Works) includes The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Old Man In the Corner, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, The League of the … Nest of the Sparrowhawk, El Dorado & more all for about 30 bucks. Hello? Not only cheap, classic literature, but extensive volumes that fit in one hand. Hello, again. This is sounding better.

Best-sellers cost you $9.99. So, I tried it out. I was desperate to start New Moon & didn’t want to wait until next shopping trip. I easily downloaded it onto my son’s Kindle. This device IS convenient and easy to use. I’m impressed. But…

The Kindle can’t replace the real deal. I love the feel of a book in my hands. The smell of an old book is quite lovely. The illustrations & cover art are a big part of the whole experience.

Now, the start up cost on the Kindle is a big hurdle. $359…yikes. My son was very thankful for his grandmother’s generosity. He knew he would have to wait awhile for Mom to come up with that much geatus. I do think it’s a good investment for literary junkies.

Bottom line, the Kindle does have its place in a book lover’s life. For convenience sake, instead of lugging your library around, grab your (or your son’s) Kindle & go. What a trip!

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Posted by on February 19, 2009 in Uncategorized


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