Monday, 11 April 2011

I gots me a Kindle!

I finally succumbed. It's happened. I was in Nottingham at the weekend, surrounded by people with Kindles, feeling the temptation. MrK said I should definitely have one for my birthday (June) and yet somehow I had one by the end of Saturday. The novelty of a slither of plastic which contains the works of Jane Austen, a Terry Pratchett book (Jingo), Madame Bovary and a bunch of other stuff, most of which was free, has not worn off yet. I think I'll get my favourite comfort reading for it, even though I own it all in paper too (The Hobbit, LOTR and Winnie-the Pooh).

But you know what this means?

I need a Kindle cosy to protect it. I'm thinking of sewing one. Maybe a fleece lining and cotton patchwork exterior and a big button... methinks a trip to Fabric8 (local fabric shop) will be required this weekend.

On the downside we got home from the trip to find my craft books had been targeted by the cats as a suitable pissing corner. They are not even books I can replace on the Kindle! Doh!

3 comments:

Mara said...

I've been using left over yarn to knit socks for my blackberry and ipod.... Much cheaper than buying them from the likes of the apple store.

The Waves said...

Personally, I like my books in the old fashioned format, but I have recently discovered a huge amount of really old books on psychiatry that are impossible to find in the physical form... and yes, you guessed it, they are all downloadable (is that even a word?) for free...

Maytheweed said...

Oh I love paper books too. I'll never live in a house without them - it wouldn't be a home! But on a ebook format I can see amazing potential for minority publishing that just isn't possible on paper. Plus it's so small...