Hello. My Name is Karen, and I own a Kindle
Yes, sometimes admitting that I own an e-reader can be a bit embarrassing. Like going to your first 12-step program with a bottle in your left hand.
I've found that people generally fall into one of two categories when it comes to e-readers and similar hand-held reading devices: they gush and ooze over the cool tech, eyes glazing over the specs, features and functionality OR they crinkle their noses up in disgust at the mere idea of forgoing printed literature, with its distinctive tactile sensations over molded plastic and circuit boards and technology.
I use to be in the latter category. Upturned nose and all. But then doing things Greener (and cheaper in the long run) led me the Kindle from Amazon. And that little device has changed everything about the way I read, in ways that I didn't know I was missing out on.
I've blogged about it more over on my site http://onequirkygurl.blogspot.com/2009/01/greener-way-to-read.html
I'd love to hear from you, if you own one, if you're thinking about getting one, or even if you loathe the people buying them because you think they're contributing to the death of the printed book.
I've seen both sides of the coin, and I'd love to discuss it with any and all!