3/04/2011

Kindle fever

I bought a Kindle.

It's not a toy.  It's not a gadget.  It's not a gizmo.  My Kindle is the organ of my imagination -- an outpost of my brain.  My Kindle and I will be together forever.

You know what I like about my Kindle?  It's quiet.  It doesn't shout at me.  Brass ensembles don't blare music while people bark, "buy this, now, and be happy at last!"  It has no pop-up windows that conceal the webpage I'm trying to read, no trick online quizzes or free iPad offers.  Nobody can implant a neurosis in my mind and then blow on the embers of anxiety: identify theft, allergies, termite infestation, burglary, engine wear, arthritis, grey hair, kids who don't love me because I didn't buy Sunny-D -- all that snuffs out.  My world is calm, quiet, content.  Somebody finally made a device that shuts these obnoxious peddlers out.

It's amazing.  Just pure, untainted entertainment.  I'm sure one day it will end, but for right now, no marketing firm has figured out how to inject advertisement into a Kindle.

And yes, I'm aware of the irony that I LOVE Kindle commercials, which feature music soundtracks and people ramming the product down my throat.  So don't bother bringing it to my attention.

I may never watch TV again.

21 comments:

Impulsive Addict said...

I completely understand your love of this amazing device. Mine is only 4 weeks old. It sleeps next to me in my bed and nobody is allowed to touch it but me. It's the only thing in the house that is 100% mine. Well, my Kindle and my daughter.

At least I think she's 100% mine...

Nicole said...

I think that the Kindle fever may be better than the Bieber Fever.I have yet to get either but I've heard the Kindle is the best type to get.

Nerds ftw!

SQT said...

I have a Nook and I loooooove it. I only picked the Nook because it has an open format (good for us reviewers). But the point remains the same. It rocks my world. I'm reading a book right now that is a doorstop in book form and I love that I can read this slim little thing. The only downside is that I can't take it into the bathtub with me. Do you think they can make waterproof covers for these things?

Mona said...

You know...I could have had a Kindle too, but my problem is that I want Want ; and I don't know whether that means that I am disinterestedly depressed or satisfactorily sufficient!

Jeannie said...

I don't have a kindle but I've had a reader for almost a year. I love it but I still buy some books. I hate that e books cost as much as paper. They shouldn't cost nearly as much! I like to download from the library but there are so many people with them now and not nearly enough books.

Elisabeth Black said...

I met this latest love of my life just over 14 months ago. My husband bought me this amazing little device for Christmas 2009. I have since shared the Kindle Love to multiple people. We bought one for my mother in law as a late Christmas 2009 present. Then we bought one for my oldest son for Christmas 2010. I have recommended it everywhere to everyone.

I have no Kindle regret. I do not want a color nook, a bright splashy iPad or any other such nonsense. I want to do one thing and one thing only when I read a book, read the book. This sweet little device is unabashedly a single tasker in a world of multi-tasking. It is so very refreshing.

I cannot express in words how much I do love my Kindle. Welcome to the dark side! :)

heartinhand said...

I prefer the previous version of the Kindle. The kind with pages and covers. I'm railing against that last bit of technology. Long live books!

Plus, between my iPod and my Nintendo DS, my laptop, my PVR and my cell phone, I'm entertained enough with the technology.

I'm glad you're enjoying yours though! :)

Not So Simply Single said...

I haven't bought into the world of Kindle yet. I am saying yet. I just love good old fashioned books. I read enough stuff on the computer...so for me tucking into bed with a good book is nice.

Am I getting old? Or just not buying into the "next" technology...

Who knows....let me get my book and turn the page...ah, yeah, that's it...pure pleasure.

Lisa

Penny Lane said...

I am glad to hear that you and your kindle are so connected. But it is at this moment that I must urge you to still buy some hardcopy books, yes I know it may seem like you will be cheating on your love, but I want my books!!

I downloaded a book that I must read on my iPad -it was free- and now I am going to buy the book as well because it just doesn't feel the same.

But if there are authors your would like to see less of but still are curious about their books, those you may feel free to download, you have my permission.

Ryleh said...

My boyfriend got me one last Christmas. Needless to say I was stoked. It's the pure boiled down reading experience. I can read (almost) anything anywhere without burning my eyes out from the horrifying lighting that infects phones, computers and iPads and the like. In fact I have a tiny light that clips on and it brings back wonderful memories of late night readings sessions from my childhood with that little device. It's awesome and I'm glad you think it's awesome too.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I honestly don't really know much about the Kindle. Is it a reading device for online books and periodicals? I think I would enjoy one as well, but I know it's kind of expensive, so I'll have to wait...

Have fun with it! ;)

Ashley said...

Awww..so cute (cool)! It's almost like a bromance...or perhaps better!

Enjoy you Kindle!

XLMIC said...

My husband really wants one of those. After schlepping over 100 (no lie) heavy boxes of books the last time we moved, all of our friends who helped us would probably chip in on one for him! Sounds like a very great thing :)

Budd said...

I love my kindle. Unfortunately I have a stack of paper books that I bought pre kindle that I have to read, but it is so hard, because I prefer to read on the kindle.

Deborah said...

Tell us more. Is it really easy to see? Even outside? I'm intrigued.

Denise said...

I love my kindle so much. My favorite part, aside from never being without the next book in a seris as I finish the one on my lunch break, is that I can lay in the same position and not have to adjust my body for each page turn.

Kelley said...

OH, wow, that does sound very tempting. I really, really like reading my books, feeling the pages, smelling the paper, etc. Does Kindle just make you forget all of that?? The love for it just overwhelms you?

jennykate77 said...

I feel the exact same way. Mine goes everywhere with me. I love it so much.

Christopher said...

People are always blogging about the awesomeness of the kindle. I didn't really know you could check out websites on it, that sounds pretty cool. I've been warming to the idea, maybe I'll make the leap soon.

tornwordo said...

I liked the V-log, why'd you take it down? I wouldn't have altered a thing about that poster (wink).

tornwordo said...

Oh and you have a drawl! I didn't think Tucsonites had those.