Above all else, a Kindle is convenient.   Easy  to carry anywhere. Can have many, many books in one small unit which is extremely beneficial when going on vacation.  Download a new book in seconds.  No need to provide shelf space.   Variable size print allows reading in different lights, sometimes even without glasses.

A Kindle lacks the feel of a print book. Clicking to turn a page just isn’t the same as turning  paper. Too unwieldy  to page ahead and see where a chapter ends. (Something I like to do.)  Not  easy to turn back to check a fact which is often necessary if the story involves dates or numerous, confusing characters. A list of previous books by the author comes only at the conclusion of the story.   There is no dust cover with its art, author bio and picture, a few lines  about the story. No cover to beckon invitingly from the coffee table or night stand. Can’t pass a good book along to a friend or sell it or donate it.

Bottom line: A Kindle wins for convenience, but it can’t replace books entirely, as far as I’m concerned.
© Dorothy C. Judd
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About twofelines

What to say? I love my family and friends. I also love kids, cats, and books. Oh, and potato chips and Cheez-its. I am a retired teacher who still loves to be in the classroom, so now I am a substitute teacher.
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One Response to Kindle

  1. Ann says:

    I’m still 100% a Book Woman!

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