Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kindle?

I have not yet tried the hot new product Kindle.  I love technology as much as the next person, but I'm a little hesitant about getting hyped about Kindle.  You see, I love books.  I love old books especially.  My favorite in my library is a 1937 copy of HD Thoreau's Walden (cup stain and all!). 
I don't collect for monetary value, but just 'cause I love them.  There is something about the aged pages that fill me with such hope.  New adventures.  New lessons to be learned.  To me there is nothing more exciting than a room full of books.   If you walk into someone's home and see books stacked everywhere, what are you going to think?  That the person loves to read obviously; perhaps that they are scholarly or enjoys self-education.  Well, I may not label myself as scholarly, but I do believe in self-education and I am the "ever learner".  How can Kindle compare with that?  I may find it to be a fun gadget, but I doubt it will ever come close to creating the feelings of anticipation that accompany the musty smell of the printed page.

2 comments:

Kim said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves the smell of an old book's pages! :) You don't have to worry about your book running out of power either. lol

Following you from MBC!

Marcia said...

very true!