I love my kindle. I say love because I can’t think of the word I want to use. I don’t love love it, not like I love my kids or avocado or sweet potato. Lol, that sounds bad doesn’t it because I do love my kids much more than I love avocado. Well it’s a different kind of love. Like I mean I wouldn’t eat my kids, not unless we were in a plane crash and I was in danger of starving to death anyway. I wonder how they’d taste with avocado. Hmmmmm.
Anyway, back to my kindle and the benefits of it. I am a reader. I own thousands of books and have begged and borrowed many more. I love holding a new book and feeling the cover. I love when the title is beveled and when the pages have a texture, I love to see them piled and stacked up in my bookcases. I can understand when people say they could never own a kindle because they can’t imagine not holding a book, feeling it’s heft, smelling that smell, bla bla bla. Well you know I just say, move with the times people. Why can’t you have both? And save a small fortune in the process.
My kindle turned up just before christmas and I think I’ve only bought, (in my sister Emjay’s words), one dead tree book since then. And why would I? That book I bought was Caleb’s Crossing, which I must say I’m finding slightly more than a touch boring. I bought it from a local book shop and I paid $ 32.95 for it. I could have bought it on my Kindle for $ 9.99. I bought it because we were out, drinks had been consumed, the book shop was open late and daz said – go on, buy a book.
What drew me into the book shop was the beautiful display wall they had of new books. Whoever did it had a marvelous touch, it looked lovely. But now I know that I can still go into the shop, look at the lovely books, take them down and feel them, smell them if I must, but then go home, buy them on my kindle and save over twenty dollars each time.
I can’t find a negative with that.
Oops. I almost forgot the negative. Thats why the post is called cooking with kindle. Cookbooks on a kindle don’t really work. I have two cookbooks on my kindle and today I just ordered them in dead tree book form. One thing, you have to flick back and forward too much and also it turns off after not being in use for a certain amount of time. It’s funny because I have a cook book on my iphone and it works really well. Just something to do with the set up on the Kindle that doesn’t work.
But I still love it.