It's gadget time again. In fact, it's a bit of technology that I was late to come to but once I fell under its spell, was hooked in an instant...
I'm referring to my Kindle. Now as a lifelong bookworm whose spiritual home is in any bookstore, I, along with many other book lovers, poo-pooed the Kindle when it was first launched. Nothing would tear me away from the touch, smell and feel of a well thumbed paperback. But then I started to hear some very positive murmurings from those who already owned one. Soon, I was tempted too.
And from the moment it was charged up, I've hardly put it down. Yes, I still love my paperbacks but it will appal some of you (it does me) but actually if given a choice between buying a paperback or Kindle version, I'd go for Kindle. I love that when I see a book I want online, I can have it NOW! And I tell you what else I love. And it's a sign of my age. It's that you can increase the font size. I don't have to remember to carry my reading glasses around with me.
Oh yes, and my bookshelves, which are already groaning are not collapsing under the weight of my purchases. Nor do I need to pack a whole extra suitcase for travelling (on my only trip to South Africa, half my suitcase's content was books - well it was a hot country, who needed clothes?).