I used to hate reading ebooks. Staring at a computer screen for long enough to read even a short story was way too hard on my eyes (still is). BUT, with the advances in technology now, I took a chance on the Kindle.
They’re not lying. It really is like reading a paper book (at least, to the eyes). It’ll take some getting used to, and I will never fall out of love with my solid, physical, tree-killing books. But I’m kind of falling in love with my Kindle now too.
With the headaches I used to get, trying to read things like The Picture of Dorian Grey on my computer, I never thought I would join the ranks of ebook readers. But, then, I thought, hey, I’m self-publishing (as soon as this WIP is whipped into shape). Since I’ll be self-publishing in ebook form (solely, at least at first), I really should give ebooks another try. A) I don’t want to be construed as hypocritical or anything. B) I’d like to see how my own books look on the actual Kindle device.
It’s not a Kindle Fire. I’m starting small, with the basic model. I don’t handle change all that well (shh – don’t tell anyone) and technology isn’t my best friend. So, I figured starting small was probably in my best interest (beyond being cheaper as well).
On the one hand, I kind of feel like I’m cheating on my bookcase full of actual paper books. On the other hand, I’m far too young not to take advantage of new advances in technology (even if the techy stuff makes me want to psychotically throw microchips into a burning trash bin). And…. I really do like this little thing.