I got a Kindle. :O
To be more specific, my mom gave me her old Kindle, because she accidentally got two warranties or something. That’s actually not a new update. She gave it to me a monthish ago. But last night, I offered to help one of my coworkers with a project, and she asked if she could send me an ebook. So my boyfriend had to come over and figure this all out for me while I took a bath. It seemed like hard work, but I’m not really sure, because I was up to my eyeballs in bubbles. Anyway-
When I finally emerged, there it was- an ebook on my ereader. Suspicious.
Look at it. So smug.
I’ve read 21 chapters of a book on it thus far, and here are my thoughts:
1) It smells weird. At first I thought it was odorless (which was also weird because I love the smell of ink on pages) but I realized it smells faintly of batteries. Like a kids’ toy. Or a school computer lab.
2) It’s relatively tasteless. I had to check.
3) I am reading faster, but I think, absorbing less. There are a bunch of studies on this, I know, so I’m not the first to notice it. But I do find myself skimming, partly because hitting that button on the side is kind of fun.
4) It’s super lightweight. Anyone who exists in the human universe knows this, but I’d never given it much thought. I can carry this in my purse. I can carry hundreds of books in my purse at one time. And totally not break my arm in the process. This is pretty big for me. Or, I guess, small.
5) My local library has a TON of stuff for me to borrow digitally. The Philadelphia Free Library just rocks in general, though. So they’re good at everything. This is just another thing to add to the list.
I am sort of excited, and scared, but people always ask me if I’ve used an ereader, and the answer has always been no. So now that it’s changed, I thought you might want to know. Kindle is scary, but it might be a scary friend, like a gorilla.
Gorillas will always be frightening, no matter how domesticated they could become.
Ereaders and gorillas have some things in common.