Yep. I did it.
I got a Kindle! I got the littlest, tiniest, lightest (cheapest) one Amazon offers. The impetus was trying to pack really really light for my trip, but now that I have it, I kinda like it. I just got it today. I love how small and light it is. And the text is really easy to read.
I went back and forth over getting the regular Kindle or the Kindle Touch. Ultimately I went with the regular one because it was lighter and smaller, and because I don’t ever take notes when reading. I’m noticing that when using the non-touch Kindle, I keep trying to touch the screen, but I know I’ll get used to it quickly.
So I’ve been having fun all night loading it up with classics. I realize I still have a big huge Harry Potter entry to write, as well as a Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and soon a Princess and Curdie… but oh well. Now I can’t wait to start a book on the Kindle. What should it be? I’d like to start the Elizabeth von Armin (Solitary Summer) but I think I’ll save that for the plane. Maybe Anna Karenina.
Kindle readers: recommendations? I only have… well, 16 books downloaded so far.
I have a feeling that for all my hemming and hawing and waiting, I’m going to be an instant convert to the e-readers.
Going skiing this weekend (cross-country). Been snowing all week in the Sierras and is supposed to be sunny and mild all weekend: perfect. And apres-ski is a perfect time to read classics, while having some hot cocoa, right?