05 June 2011

Reasons I Don't Want a Kindle

So I just read the following post over at this blog.
Top 5 Reasons I Don't Want a Kindle
1. I prefer the feel of a book.
2. I'm making my way to owning my own personal library (I already have four bookcases in my bedroom alone - and my bedroom isn't that big).
3. Everyone keeps going on about how amazing Kindles are and it's started to annoy me.
4. I like being old-school and outdated.
5. I like how books smell (which sounds weird but that's me all over).

Saying that, my mum won a Kindle but, since she already has an e-reader, she gave it to me.
     Needless to say, I love it.  Don't get me wrong, I still prefer books, but there is something about the Kindle that makes me love it.  Maybe it's the fact that I like to think of it as a mini brain full of information.
     Moral of this story?  Buy a Kindle.
My thoughts exactly.
Well except her 3 & 4 -- I am a tech addict.

1. I prefer the feel of a book.
I do! I love how sometimes it is easy to hold it.
But sometimes holding is a pain in the ass.
I love turning each page because I can't wait to
see what is waiting for me on the other side.

2. I'm making my way to owning my own personal library.
I may or may not be a minor hoarder but
I love owning series books. Books in general.
And when it comes to series I am crazy anal.
If I start with a paperback, all must be paperback.
Same with having a hardcover start a series.
Or with special covers, like a UK  cover.
Or alt covers/new art work releases.
I'm like this with DVDs too.
And although a Kindle still displays a cover,
well, it's just not the same.

5. I like how books smell.
That is my first memory of my favorite library.
Opening up a book and just breathing in the aroma from the page. 
I know this one kinda goes with #1 but still.

That being said...
If I got one for free, I would not shun it.
Sure, sure the free aspect doesn't hurt, but it is tech.
And I heart tech even if it doesn't heart me back.

The biggest reason I would support owning a Kindle
(or any eReader for that matter):
Although I love my personal library-
when I have to move houses/apartments
It. Is. A. Bitch. to move my books.
So heavy, so many.
When you have an eReader library,
obviously, one doesn't have this problem..

Do you have an eReader?
What do you think?

Chipotle burritos this year: 14
Boba smoothies this year: 16


  1. I agree with you on most things. I would like to have an eReader for traveling, or reading books that are hard to find otherwise. After that you can just buy the books you love!
    And it probably is a bit more environmental-friendly.

    And I'm the same with books. All books in a series has to be the same. Which means I sometimes get sad I first ordered the paperback, when the hardcovers are prettier (which I did with The Hunger Games..)

  2. i have a kindle. and i love it.

    but i still have books. the biggest thing for me is space. there's no way i have room to physically own every book i will read in my lifetime.

    as for the feel of a book, and the smell, i agree. but not everything is on kindle (read: harry potter) so libraries will never go completely digital - at least not for me :)

  3. I have a Nook, but last month I still bought 15 "real" books. My bookshelves are overflowing and I visit Hooked on Books at least once a month.

    Last summer I took a road trip with my family and between the four of us we took 20 books. This year will be different, since mom and I both have Nooks.

    I was anti-ereaders until I got one for Christmas. Now I have my Nook stacked under whatever book I'm reading at the moment on my bedside table. I wouldn't go back. I love my books and my Nook equally. I believe it was John Green who said something along the lines of "I don't care how people read books as long as they are reading." That's how I feel about this ebook phenomenon. Books are still knowledge no matter how they are consumed. And I still spend most of my paycheck on real books, and spend my free time at the library. Ebooks are just another option for book lovers to expand their libraries.

  4. I just bought a Nook last week and I don't have anything but great things to say about it. I really love it. For me, I enjoy not only having immediate access to books but it is so much easier to carry my Nook in my purse. Which I love it. Don't get me wrong, I love real books. The smell? Amazing. The feel? There's nothing like it. But having an e-reader is more convenient for me. I'll still buy real books too, but my suggestion is go for the e-reader, I don't think you'll regret it!


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