Coming away for 7 weeks meant that I needed to think about what I was going to pack for my reading obsession. As I finally caved and got a Kindle for Mother’s Day I had bought a few books and loaded them up. My local library also has a great lending system for e-books. You can have them on your kindle for up to 3 weeks and I can download them from anywhere in the world – so I have read a few on my Kindle that were ‘library loans.’ As there is the 21 day lending period, it spurred me on to get those ones read straight away…and I did.
When we were in UK, I also got a few really cheap paperback books from Charity Shops – and the new releases I wanted to read – I may have slipped a couple of those into my bag for France. I read so many UK reviews of books…. be it from papers or book lovers’ blogs… quote often I WANT those books…. but they are not always available in USA or sometimes ARE released but not until much much later. And on Kindle? Not that often.
We are currently staying in a flat that is owned by an Irish family with kids – they have a few kids’ books here which my crew have taken advantage of – and a few novels have been left behind here….I am more inclined to read these ‘real’ books rather than the ones I have on my Kindle.
I think Hubby sees that I don’t love it. I don’t. I miss the REAL books…. I am far from being a convert despite my acknowledging that for traveling, it makes sense.
It seems that to get UK titles I need to have a Kindle registered just in UK…..which I am tempted to do seeing as we’re there about 3-4 times a year at the moment.
It is very easy to order some of the books to my Kindle, but to sit down and read and touch the screen etc, no matter HOW good the novel, well let’s just say it isn’t floating my boat yet. Not even here in Venice. Any idea how to ‘sway’ me a tad more?