It's here - my new Amazon Kindle e-reader has arrived. I must now download some kindling, of sorts, and begin putting it through its paces.
As a life-long reader of traditional printed books, I have mixed feelings about my new Kindle.
It is lightweight, and it will remain so even after being loaded with many books. GOOD.
E-books will take up no additional bookshelf space. GOOD.
I like the feel of a book, the looks of a book, even the smell of a book. BAD.
I will have to endure the reproachful gaze of my neighborhood bookstore owner. BAD.
The new cover for my new Kindle has a built-in reading light, useful in beds and planes and other not-well-lit places. GOOD.
My first downloaded book is L. C. Tyler's "The Herring-Seller's Apprentice." I will not be able to get him to autograph a copy for me. BAD.
So it's a toss-up, so far. I'll keep everyone posted as I learn to use it.