One more plus for Kindle
Monday, April 04, 2011
I have never been able to read in the car, makes me car sick. My husband and son can both read in the car with no problems. This past weekend we took our son to UNT preview weekend which is about 4 hours from home. I normally do the driving on trips but on the way back my son was driving so I got out my Kindle, plugged int he head phones and used the text-to-speech feature that is available on many books. It was great! For the first time I can enjoy a book in the car without getting sick. And with ear phones I don't have to subject my family to my choice of books. :-)
I have blogged about this before. I really do enjoy my Kindle and it's handy for many things. The main draw back from my perspective is you can't really share books. I know there is a way to do it, but only on certain books, the most popular books can't be shared and you can only share things once anyway. Despite this I have found many positives for owning a Kindle, mainly because it's like being able to carry my own personal library in my purse, ready to go anytime I need it.
Many of the books I have on my Kindle were free or very cheap. I have the Bible, poetry, short stories, classic literature. Stuff nobody would really want to borrow anyway. :-)
I don't think e-readers will totally replace books anytime soon. But they do provide solutions to some reading problems. I didn't think I wanted one but now I am very glad I have it.