Tonight was the first night of Hanukkah, and I gave my three boys some new games for their Wii game system. Normally, my husband and I reserve our gift giving for our children. However, tonight I got a huge surprise!
I received the coolest gift from my husband and kids tonight. A splurge of a Hanukkah gift, a brand new Kindle! If you haven’t heard of this device yet, then you haven’t logged on to Amazon.com lately. It’s plastered all over their home page.
To clue in those of you who don’t know, a Kindle is an electronic book reader. It is so amazing! I can download books, newspapers, blogs, even my own documents and read them on this lightweight, paperback-sized device. The screen is easy on the eyes. I haven’t tested it outside yet, but the directions say I can even see the screen clearly in the sun.
I already purchased my first Kindle novel. I chose Q & A, a novel by Vikas Swarup. It’s the novel on which the film, Slumdog Millionaire is based. I recently saw the movie, a heart wrenching story, but beautifully told on film. As a writer, I’m anxious to see how the author spun the original novel. I usually do it the other way around (book first, then movie). This will be an interesting switch!
I’m interested to know if any of you have read an e-book. Or would you?