It’s time to come clean. I bought a Kindle and I am totally, madly, seriously in love with it.
Half the world has asked me if I have an ebook reader. I have always said no for two reasons. First of all I never have much extra cashola and second of all…I love the feel of a book in my hand. Don’t you? Pages and black letters and the smell of the world you are reading about and the weight of the lovely thing on your chest when you fall asleep every night. Oh Lord have mercy – I love books~!
But then I saw how many of you buy books on Kindles and Nooks and whatever in the hell else is out there. Not just any books either – MY BOOKS. One day three weeks ago I just up and ordered a Kindle and thus my affair began. Now I can barely stand to be more than five inches from the lovely thing.
I usually write down the names of books I want to read on little slips of paper and then order them when I remember where I put the little pieces of paper. The first time I remembered I could simply order one and it would be there in a literal blink of an eye I confess I was a little teary-eyed. There it was, in not minutes, but seconds. Well, it doesn’t smell or look like a book and you have to plug it in now and then – but wowowowow.
Deep into research for my tenth novel, and there’s a @!#%load of research for this baby, I am still needing to get real books. It’s quicker for me to reach over and pick one up and read and re-read passages and information that I need. And who doesn’t want to have the real book of a favorite author on their shelf…(hin, hint, hint – new book coming out in two weeks…) There’s also that whole autographing thing. Yes, I know about electronic signatures but get real here – because they ain’t real.
So my Kindle has it’s place and I think it always will but there’s still nothing like the real thing.
And I’m thinking about what a deal this is for all of you – me too, I suppose. I worked for 1.5 years on my new novel – Tuesday Night Miracles and you can buy a real book or a cyber-book for under $15. Book rights and sales are another topic – we seriously don’t want to get into that right now or this blog will turn into a novel.
But you should know that last night I feel asleep with my little Kindle on my chest and I swear it felt just like a book..and I didn’t have to turn the light on to read.