Anyone who knows me, knows that I read – a lot. My passion is clearly literature, but I also love news articles (although I’m trying to stay away from the ‘real world’ stuff – mainly because it’s depressing as hell). Being the most impatient person in the universe when it comes to wanting to read something, I want to read a book, by my favourite author as soon as it comes out.
In the good old days (OK, so they still exist, but bear with me for a moment please), I would either pre-order the book on Amazon, or I would trundle down to the shops and get the book as it came out. I would then become the most irritating person in the world while I devoured the book from cover to cover. If someone tried to drag me away from my book then I’d become grumpy and irritable (nothing’s changed there really).
This last Christmas, I was given a Kindle. I’d initially said I wanted one, then changed my mind as I was hoping at some point to get myself an iPad, but anyway, Christmas rolled around and I was given one. For a book reader, it is the valhalla of gifts.
There are many arguments raging about those who love and hate them. Those who staunchly say ‘but I love the smell of the book, and being able to turn pages’. Well, I was in that camp, really I was. Now? Now I struggle to pick up a normal book and read it, have you thought just how heavy they are? Don’t get me wrong, I love my library, and I have a lot of books (although they recently went on a diet), but having a huge library on one device that I can carry around makes my indecisiveness about what to read a lot easier to manage.
There’s a bit that can be said for and against owning and using a Kindle. I know I love mine (and it’s also handy having it available on my Mac, and my iPhone – if I forget my Kindle, I can just pick up where I left off on another device). I also know that there are people out there who wouldn’t love it, one memorable quote ‘doesn’t it have a touch screen?’ – no sadly.
So there is a point to this, in an effort to generate some revenue through this site, I’m going to be putting Amazon adverts on the site. They will be specific to what I’m reading, or have read. If you click through on the link and make a purchase, then Amazon will pay me some money. I think it’s a little less intrusive than Google adverts. So – if you’re thinking of buying a Kindle for someone this Christmas – click through on one of the links on this site )
I’ll start posting what I’ve been reading and I’m about to read… warning, there maybe a few posts!
Currently Reading: Fallen by Karin Slaughter