- no syncing needed
- high resolution screen makes it look ("and read") like paper
- the wireless feature means you can add books to it from anywhere
- more than 111,000 books available, including many bestsellers
- access to many popular blogs, newspapers, and magazines
- can hold over 200 titles
- lighter than a paperback
- long battery life
- does laundry, taxes, and gives you a massage all at the same time
Maybe this is just the wave of the future and I have to live with it. Maybe I'm being an old fuddy-duddy. The irony that I write about this on a computer which then sends it out into the Blogosphere to anyone who wants to read it does not escape me. But I'd still rather have a real book than a computer copy of one. I have my great-grandmother's books from when she traveled to France; I have my father's old copy of short stories by Roald Dahl. How do you pass down a Kindle to the next generation?
That's my rant for the day, my dears. Now I'm off to let out the puppy and read Macbeth, in a hard-bound, paper pages book. Enjoy your weekend!