I finally did it. I finally caved and bought myself a Kindle.
I ordered one:
- partly b/c I was ashamed that I was in the minority with my hand not in the air when Simon Petherick asked, in his RNA talk on the future of publishing, who had a Kindle
- partly because I'm getting sick of weighing down my handbag (and shoulder) with a heavy book during my once-weekly Bristol to London commute*
- and partly because I think it might be a good way to proofread the novels I write without causing the destruction of several small forests.
But mostly because I'm a bit of a geek and this looks like one gadget that is going to be around for a bit.
It is, I have to say, quite lovely. Much lighter than I thought and the text on screen really is easy on the eye with no glare whatsoever. But now I'm faced with a dilemma...which book to buy first?
If you're a Kindle owner what did you buy? Any hints/tips you'd like to pass on to a newbie?
*Please note, I haven't gone over to the dark side and will continue to buy lovely, strokeable 'proper' books as well as the 'e' kind. I'll just stick to reading them at home!