I have 3 Kindles- two of which have no room for any more books. The Kindle is good for those times when I'm traveling or otherwise not prepared to carry around books. The Kindle makes a GREAT gift for people. The Kindle is good to have on hand. So is the Nook, which I bought recently and when push comes to shove, I prefer over the Kindle.
I like my books. I have thousands of them. Collections- Stephen King novels, Anne Rice, John Grisham are just a few of the authors of books I collect. My main collection includes mostly non fiction, real crime and medical/nursing books. I have a good selection of management/culture change type books as well.There is a book for everyone, at my house! Of course, there is the issue of space...where to put my books? I have 7 big bookcases! I can't keep adding books. My grown kids will hate me some day when they have to pack them all up and do something with them.
I used to go to every flea market and yard sale in the area and would always find great deals on books. Entire series for 10.00 type of deals. In my local area are 3 consignment shops I like to frequent and I purchase cookbooks at these places.
|My collection of cook books.|
For me there is nothing like sitting in my big leather chair, with the floor lamp shining down as I read my books often with music playing. I love holding books; I love turning the pages. I always have a cup of coffee on the side table when I'm in my favorite reading spot. One of the cats is almost always up on the chair, reading with me, I swear!
I tried to get this down home comfy feeling while "reading" off the Kindle but it just wasn't the same.
I'm not sure why- maybe it's the lighting. Maybe it's the awkward size of the Kindle compared to most of my books. I can't really put my finger on it but I just don't like it anymore. I have vowed to go back out to the Flea Markets and Yard sales in an effort to purchase more books...as I keep reading that Publishing Firms are shutting down business all over the world. They can't compete with the Internet and devices such as the Kindle. I want to keep relics of history for my family- in the form of hard copy books. One day soon, they will no longer be printed.