Paper or Tablet?

This picture was shared on Amazon Kindle’s facebook page:

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I started to read it, feeling a little annoyed, because yet another person was trying to tell me how and what to read.

Then I got a little farther into the post, and realized that it was saying what I think all the time.

I love a good book. My car actually has a huge stack of books in it that I picked up a little while ago. I lug around my massive copy of Les Mis all the time. And I especially love old books.

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But let me tell you something. My backpack is so much lighter after I got my Kindle.

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I used to take a whole stack of books when I went overseas. I was seldom staying in hostels, so there wasn’t the “take a book, leave a book” shelf. If I wanted something in my language, I had to take it with me, or waste a ton of time searching for a book.

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And, of course, you don’t know what you’ll want to read for the next three months, so you need variety.

Now that I have a Kindle though, it’s great.

I take Les Mis and my Kindle, and I am good to go.

I could get in a lot of trouble if I started buying Kindle books, so to save money, I only get the free books. But there are so many amazing free books. You can read the classics, and even a lot by modern, popular authors, who have decided to let their book be available on Kindle for free during a certain period. I’ve read many books I’ve loved because they’ve been free for Kindle.

 

A while back, I was telling my Mom about a book I was reading, and she had just downloaded and started the same. We both greatly enjoyed the book, and it gave us a conversation topic (not that we’re usually lacking in that.

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My sister, actually. But the photo is mine.

If I had to choose either paper books or a Kindle for the rest of my life, I’m not sure which I would choose. I do so love a paper book, but I’ve also grown rather fond of my Kindle. It would be a tough choice.

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Thank goodness that, despite the animosity between the paper book and Kindle camps, we don’t have to choose.

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Those of us who decide to not be snobs can have the best of both worlds. A shelf full of paper books, even a paper book stuck in a purse while out shopping, and a Kindle for whenever we think a Kindle would be nice to take along.

Don’t be a snob. You’ll have more options in life.

 

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