Monday, June 10, 2013

Good Bye Hard Copy

I love books. Good old fashioned books. I love having them around me. And I love seeing all of my books lined up in the shelves. Believe it or not it gives me a sense of comfort.
Sadly things have begun to change.
It seems that I have been abandoning my trusty hard copies in favor of the more convenient soft copy.
In fact the last couple of hard copy books I read have been left half way on my bed side stool; on my desk or in my carvehicle; never to be picked up and continued with again.
I always read books on my phone. But now that I got an Android Phone and the fact that Kindle app works so beautifully on it has made reading on my phone an absolute blissful experience.
I find this far more convenient. Especially when it comes to the ease of keeping up with the story line and reading in the night without glasses and lights.
Also the kindle App has opened up a wide array of reading resources which cannot be found anywhere else. I have discovered that there are many authors who write only for kindle. Giving me access to some amazing reading material for just a couple of dollars. Sometimes as little as two or three.
I realized that I was truly converted when I was reading the hard copy of Dan Brown’s inferno and was wishing I had it with me on my phone so I could access it every time I had a few minutes to spare.
It was then that I made a promise to myself from here on now I will always chose the soft copy – if its available - over the hard copy on all future reading materials which I plan to purchase.
Some might call it Betrayal.  I just call it convenience.

1 comment:

santhoshi said...

Kindle paperwhite is super if you are thinking of getting one.