As some of you know, I decided that I wanted nothing more than a Kindle for my 30th Birthday, for some very valid reasons. We ordered it many weeks ago, but due to Xmas and all, it took a very long time to get here.
It finally arrived on Monday last week, while I was out of course, but my Mum was awesome and went to collect it for me. OMG. I can’t fathom my life without it now. How did I ever carry those large clunky books around? lol no, I still love me some print, but I truly adore my Kindle. I think I’ve read more in this last week than I have in a long time, and can see that trend will continue.
It has changed the way I read, and the beauty of it is that it doesn’t seem to come up on the kids radar – there is something about a book, or a laptop, that means they must see what I’m doing. While the Kindle has caused interest, and Ivy thinks it’s fantastic (I can totally see her wanting one when she is a bit older), they don’t seem distracted by it in quite the same way. I love that they are respectful of it because they know just how excited I’ve been about getting it – maybe I need to make a huge deal about things more often? – I love that I can now read outside while they play and they can get on with what they are doing and let me get some reading done. Until now, they would never go outside without me, but most of my books were on the laptop. Problem solved. Bliss.
And it’s totally possible to curl up with your Kindle. So easy to read from (initially I thought the text on the screen was a placeholder card, it looks that much like a book), and you forget that it’s an electronic device after a little while. It’s the STORY that is important, not the medium. This medium is slim, lightweight, feels good on your fingers and is easy to use – all good things for me.
I’ve had my first attempt at a case for my Kindle. It turned out better than I expected (the kids were all chattering at me, poking their heads and fingers into my space as I assembled it), but it’s made me realize I really don’t want a case that it sits in all the time. I actually like to hold my Kindle, and the case just adds bulk to that. I’ll have to make another one though, because the girls think it’s awesome and that way they can have one each.
Next time, I’ll be making a sleeve for it. I just need some fabric for the interior and I’m good to go. Considering how little time it took to put together the case, the sleeve should be a breeze.