For anyone out there who isn’t sure about how it is to read on a Kindle, I wanted to post today’s entry just for you guys. As you probably know already, I’m a big Kindle guy and really enjoy it. I still think that the $400 I paid was worth it. One thing that I wanted to ensure with my Kindle is that I didn’t get overwhelmed by the technology and I lost myself in the book I was reading. I did this by being picky about my first book.
My first purchase for my Kindle was Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons. The book is the prequel to The Da Vinci Code and it even has some of the same charactars. One thing I love about Brown’s writing is how he goes at a breakneck pace and that hooks me in. I’m a sucker for his writing style. I will admit that when you’re reading on a Kindle the first few times you do feel a little awkward pressing buttons instead of turning pages or holding something that doesn’t have the thickness of a book. This is where a great story makes the Kindle shine.
Within five to six pages of starting A&D, I was fully engrossed in the story and I almost forgot that I was reading electronic ink on a device that had EVDO, batteries, and was the thickness of a pencil. I only came ‘out of it’ when I had to stop reading to get a drink or to use the bathroom. I have heard time and time again that a good story is a good story no matter what. I believe that the Kindle is just another way to get that good story from the author to the readers eyes.
I finished A&D within a week and I never looked back. The Kindle showed me that reading books on other platforms is okay and can really be a benefit. I enjoy it and I am also achieving my goal of reading more. I actually started my fifth book the other day. More on that next time!