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Kindle and my love/hate relationship with it.

K is for Kindle.

I am extremely happy I bought an e-reader device. I love it. And I hate. And you’ve probably heard me say things like this before. And I’m pretty sure I don’t use it to its full capacity. But I’m okay with that.

Why I love it:

  • I love downloading samples before purchasing.
  • I love downloading samples just to study openings.
  • I love reading my work on it while taking notes.
  • I use the text speech option to catch typos in my own work.
  • I love reading beta manuscripts on it so I’m not sitting at my computer for hours.
  • I love downloading free books or reduced books that are part of a popular series. I’ve purchased Wicked Lovely ,Wings, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Dreaming Anastasia –  all for nearly free or free.
  • When I’m breaking down a book to study structure, it’s much easier to hold my Kindle in my lap with a notebook and pen, rather than a hardcopy.

Why I don’t love it – because hate is too strong a word:

  • After reading it, I can’t flip through and find certain sections when I’m studying structure and writing technique. I can go to chapters but it still takes longer.
  • After reading, I have nothing to show for it.
  • I can’t pass books along to friends, my library, or give away on my blog.
  • I miss holding the copy in my hand and looking at the real cover. For me, carrying a book is just as easy.
  • I have no desire to give my children another electronic device with internet access. And I won’t until books are no longer in print. #mylibraryisawesome
  • If I love a book, I end up wanting a hard copy.
  • Often, the price is equal to the hard copy. If so, I buy the hardcopy to pass on or to horde.
  • As you can see the love outweighs the dislikes. So I’m glad I own one. And who knows, maybe someday I’ll purchase only e-books. #don’tthinkso

Do you own a Nook or Kindle? What are your thoughts on it?

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