James got me the BEST present for my birthday - a Kindle e-book reader. There were delays at the warehouse so although he told me it was on its way on my birthday, I had several days of excited waiting before it finally arrived. He figured that since I am commuting down to London a lot, having an easy way to read things on the train without lugging lots of books about would be a boon. Plus, as space constrained boaters it makes a lot of sense to buy ebooks rather than real ones.
A case in point was that the new Terry Pratchett book, Snuff, came out a few days ago and I was itching to read it. But it wouldn't be available in the library for ages, and it would be a while before I could borrow it from a friend, so buying the ebook was the perfect solution.
I love it. It's so light and intuitive to use, and the screen really does look like paper! Plus, it only needs charging every few weeks so no worries about battery life.
|Reading Snuff in the Grad Pad|