Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bookworm or techgeek?


Would you read using a Kindle? Why or why not?


16 comments:

rae said...

In the words of the Chairman, "let the BATTLE BEGIN!"

Kristina P. said...

I have no interest in a Kindle. It seems like it would hurt my eyes after a while.

alex dumas said...

If I wanted to read on screen, I'd use my laptop, or get a smartphone to access the internet. I don't see the point of a Kindle. Just another gadget.

Wym said...

I have kindle for the Iphone and got pretty disillusioned after the first book. It did hurt my eyes.
BUT- I am a total techie and NEED a real Kindle for my collection. NEEEEEEED!

Karyn said...

Books! I like the feel and smell of the paper and ink.

Mrs. Organic said...

Might be good for long road trips, but nothing beats the feel (and smell) of a real book in your hands.

Michemily said...

Have any of you held one of those things? Not bad at all. But because I'm a huge cheapskate who glories in the freeness of the library, the answer for me is also no.

L. said...

I just read an article about the way Kindle can enlarge or shrink the words on the screen, open a dictionary concurrently for words you're not sure of, search back through text to find a character's name so you can remember who the heck they were, and can hold 1300 whole books at once. Also, all the classics of the ages are FREE!! So it might be greater than we all suppose.

YES, I would use one if somebody gave it to me at NO COST. Would I buy one for myself? Not on my little blue library card, I wouldn't!

Sarah said...

There is something about holding a book that cannot be replaced by technology. For me it flashes me back to the age of ten, reading by flashlight under the covers. It brings up memories and feelings that are almost tangible. Technology just can't replace that.

jennie w. said...

I'm a cheapskate when it comes to books. Either they come from the library or the used book store. So probably not. But only because of the cost of the books. I'm not averse to the technological side of it.

Jen said...

Well, I am picky about the books I read, I am pretty sure (although not possitive) that most of the books I read would not be available to buy on there. I like LDS romance novels, Yes I admit it, they are mostly all I read. I have read some other things, but always go back to my LDS romance. lol So my answer is no.

MiaKatia said...

Not sure. I think I want one then I think I don't. Let me know if you get one and what you think of it. I don't know anyone that owns one yet.

Shawn said...

Nope!! If it doesn't smell like a book and I can put it in my ever growing library of books---then it AIN'T a book!!! No, ma'am....

André said...

No. Screen reading gives me a headache. Those things cost a few arms, legs, and cheesecakes. Would you use a Kindle?

Chelsea said...

YES YES YES I would get a Kindle in a heartbeat because I am both a bookworm and a technogeek. The ability to download a book wherever you are at half the price of a paperback? Are you kidding me?! Sign me up!

For those who are concerned about it hurting your eyes, try one out. The technology is completely different from a regular computer screen. It is almost exactly like reading a paper page. No eyestrain.

And no, I don't send Kindles. I just really really like them.

Christian said...

Ditto Alex. I have a laptop that will do the job just fine... and my laptop will let me play games and watch movies also.