One of the first apps I downloaded for my new iPhone was the Kindle. (Thank you Bryan) I LOVE IT!! First of all I love to read but lately I have a hard time picking up a book and sticking with it. Once I stared at the app for a few weeks, I decided it was time to download a book and start reading again. What book to buy?
Getting on Amazon to download a book for the app is like walking into a bookstore. Where do you start? Especially when you’re me and read quite a few different genres. Then I remembered one series I have been wanting to read for over a year. The Vampire Diaries. I love the show (not to mention vampires) and knew that the TV series and the books differ, but that’s okay. I found Awakening by L. J. Smith and hit download. It didn’t take long for the novel to download and off I went. Immediately I found a lot of differences between the characters I have grown to love on the TV show and the characters I was discovering in the book. Very different but I like that both versions of the story have taken on their own life.
It wasn’t until tonight that Margi (my Mexican Mama) told me that she has a Kindle (the full one not the app for the iPhone) and she said that the classic novels are free. Free books was all I needed to hear but I have a long list of classic novels that I have wanted to read for the longest time but never found myself picking them up. My app came with Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin, Aesop’s Fables, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and the dictionary. Tonight I downloaded quite a few other classic novels and now I have quite a few books to read this year on top of all the books sitting on my bookshelves.
No matter how convenient and neat the Kindle or other electronic reading devices are, I will never give up a paper book. There is something about holding a book in your hands and reading the stories they hold waiting for you to discover them.
“When you sell a man a book, you don’t sell him twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue… you sell him a whole new life.” ~ Christopher Morley