I’ve heard a lot of people say that they could never have an e-reader because they love books too much. And I answer that when they deliver your Kindle, they don’t take away your “real” books – you can not only keep the ones you have, you can also buy more. If you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to stop yourself. So I thought I’d share my post-Kindle book behaviour.
So far, I have bought a grand total of four books on the Kindle. My own (natch), Talli Roland’s The Hating Game, Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and a weightloss book with an embarrassing title, so I’m not telling you what it is. I’ve also downloaded Pride & Prejudice and What Katy Did, both for free. I’ve also downloaded around forty samples (the samples are my favourite thing about the Kindle so far. I LOVE them.) Oh and I read an ARC of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium via NetGalley.
During the same time period, I’ve bought Nora Ephron’s I Remember Nothing and Armistead Maupin’s Mary Ann in Autumn (I’m going into hospital for a couple of days at the end of this week, so I treated myself to those two to take with). I also bought a book by Sonya Sones (can’t remember which one, too lazy to get up and check) and Forever by Judy Blume, which I haven’t read since I was a teenager and really must read again. Both of those were from the charity shop. And I bought Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon from GreenMetropolis and read The DUFF by Kody Keplinger, which I was sent as part of an ARC tour.
From the library I got Diana Athill’s Somewhere Towards the End, The Bolter by Frances Osborne, Celebrity by Marina Hyde, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, Encore Valentine by Adriana Trigiani, This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James and ROOM by Emma Donoghue.
Yes, I’ve actually managed to get more off-Kindle books than on-Kindle books. I don’t imagine that changing (although I’m looking forward to the day I can get e-books from the library).
How about you? Have you got a Kindle? Are you still buying “real” books?