The hipster contingent got one thing right; paperback books are a status symbol worth clinging onto. They separate the passionate reader from the faddish, superficial kind.
Like the people who can’t bear the idea of being separated from an electronic device for longer than the half hour it takes them to commute.
And how about those snooty “Kindle edition” books that are getting so popular. Whose great idea was that?
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Take a look at my bookshelf:
Judging from the available space, any books purchased after 2013 will need to be stored in the fridge.
You can see why an electronic book reader might appeal. I’m a serious book lover so have had some resistance to the idea of an e-reader. But I bought an Amazon Kindle late last year and have now been using it – alongside regular books – for about three months. I know the world needs another kindle review like it needs another Britney Spears crotch shot, but I feel obliged because I promised on twitter that I’d share my thoughts after I’d given the kindle a decent workout.
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Don’t you just hate it when you’ve bought a new toy and before you’ve even got it out of the box you’re friends are saying you’ve wasted your money?
I know someone who has the new Kindle, which was released in Australia last week.
If he is the same sort of technoholic as I am, he would have been crestfallen when before he’d even unpacked it one of our acquaintances said: “Have you seen the Nook? Bet you’ll regret the Kindle.”
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