Admittedly, I was skeptical about the release of the Kindle. Reading a book on a handheld computer? Hmmm...not sure about that. The feel of a book in the hand or simply looking at them all lined up on a shelf makes my heart flutter, and changing to an electronic device was not something that was sparking my interest. That it, until my friend Kim showed up at my house and brought out her Kindle for show-and-tell one night.
And now, to my surprise, thoughts of buying my own Kindle are percolating in my head.
Here's the rundown on the positives
1. It is the real size of a book
2. SPACE--especially for travelers! Instead of hauling around tons of books, you can fit up to 200 books on a Kindle
3. Different font sizes
4. Books are cheaper to add to a Kindle than to buy in the store
5. You can access samples of books to read the first few chapters before buying
Definitely food for thought...