Sometime three summers or so ago, I bought a Kindle. Not a fancy one, just the Kindle touch. I was one of those people who had hundreds of books and would end up taking a bunch on vacation with me. To me, vacation is kicking back, relaxing, and reading. I don’t usually want to do much else.
Of course, taking 4 or 5 or more books with you adds to the bulk and weight of your luggage. You can’t always be carrying a book with you where ever you go, especially if you are reading a hardback. Paperbacks are a little easier. The Kindle? I can carry it everywhere! And I do.
I have become obsessed with reading. Don’t get me wrong, I have always loved reading. As a kid, my mama would force me to put down my book and go out to play. Now, I read every chance I get because I always have plenty of books with me.
I was one of those people who thought they could never read a book electronically. I wanted the feel of the book in my hands. I wanted the smell of the book. I wanted to turn real paper pages. Wrong! I blame it all on my niece. She raved about her Kindle and showed it to me when I visited. I was hooked. I haven’t picked up a book with paper pages since then.
I am never at a loss for things to read. Amazon has hundreds of free books and thousands more at very low prices. I have about 1,000 books on my Kindle right now, a lot of them freebies. They are all good books. I’ve only read 2 or 3 free books that I didn’t like. I’ve also read quite a few books from authors that I had never heard of that I never would have read otherwise. Discovering new authors whose writing blows you away is a real treat!
So, I’ve spent time I used to spend on writing posts, reading. It’s a disease for which there is no cure. But I’m okay with that.