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I want a Kindle but I feel like I am betraying books

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BuiltForComfort Fri 21-Jun-13 15:03:31

I love books but I know a Kindle would be great for holidays. It's like contemplating an affair! I'm thinking, ooh just a flirtation for the holidays, but I wouldn't go the whole way. I'll stick with books the rest of the year ... will I? Or am I going to be making books into a cuckold whilst I run off with a shiny new Kindle into the sunshine? And would it matter if I did? Perhaps I'm thinking this way because there are problems in my relationship with hard copy reading?

What should I do? Should I LTB(ooks)?

gailforce1 Mon 24-Jun-13 21:51:34

Thanks Iaiontdunnuffiink I am off to check it out!

Arcticwaffle Tue 25-Jun-13 22:08:43

I found the kindle brilliant for travelling light, or holidays, before the kindle we used to pack so many books, or I'd stress about how many to take away for a few days. So it's been lovely having a whole library in my pocket.

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 27-Jun-13 18:32:01

I felt the same and sometimes still feel guilty.

I still buy books though a. Because they are often cheaper because I almost always buy second hand and b. because I like decorating my house with books.

I mostly download classics that I have I. The shelf but are often chunky or have tiny handwriting.

I also download books I am less fussed about such as book club reads.

I read all of my Agatha Christies in hard copy because there are some brilliantly illustrated editions about and I am collecting them.

So my answer is that for me it is a convenience for some if the time only.

LandOfSpareOom Thu 27-Jun-13 18:39:01

You are betraying books. Don't show your face in a bookshop or library after this, there will be fluttering and shuffling and that gosh, doesn't that heavy hardback large print look like it's moved a little closer...

Kindle at your peril!

LandOfSpareOom Thu 27-Jun-13 18:40:39

Or maybe you'll find that one Kindle and those few books who will agree to polyamory and everyone will be happy!

landof grin

cant see myself ever getting an e-reader unless my eyesight goes really wonky i love books too much. plus i tend to fidget/think/look at something else while reading too so im constantly sniffing my book or flicking all the pages blush

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