As I've mentioned, I love to read. I love to read books, magazines, websites, blogs. You name it, I'll read it. I grew up reading Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley Twins, The Babysitter Club books. And too many more to mention. I would go to the little library in our tiny little town, and pick out 4-5 books per week, and just devour them. And yes, I was an English major in college. I have $20,000 worth of student loans to show for it. (I actually ended up with a pretty decent career, too, so don't knock English Lit as a major!).
I love cracking open a new book, touching the page, seeing the font. It is a very physical act, isn't it, reading? Holding something in your hands for hours as you get lost in a story. So, when the Kindle arrived under my tree for Christmas from Tim, I was excited, but apprehensive. Would I enjoy reading a book on a machine? Would I have the same excitement when I sat down to read a new book? Would it hurt my eyes? Would the actual experience of reading be different? Well, the answers, for me, are Yes, Yes, No, and Yes, but not in a bad way.
I love my Kindle! I love that it is super light, probably even lighter than a book! I love that any book I want, I can instantly download and start reading. Instantly! I love that I can prop it up on a pillow, and I don't have to even barely move to turn a page - I just tap a little button. Tap tap tap. I have read 10 books on my Kindle in the 10 weeks I have had it. That's a book a week! And I have a full time job, and a 2 year old, so I am very proud about that!
I still like real books, and I still love reading a good old magazine in the bath, which won't cost $200 to replace if I drop it in the water. But, if you LOVE reading, all forms of reading, you will love the Kindle, or the Nook, or any of the other e-books on the market today.