The boys bought me a Kindle Fire for Mother's day and I am enjoying it very much!
Look at how easy it is to use, even when there's a kitty on my lap.
Mostly I'm using it as a web tablet. In this photo I'm looking for online patterns and tutorials about how to make a case for it. Already I've used it to search for recipes and browse on Ravelry, of course.
Before this tablet, I just used my laptop for this kind of thing. I can sit at my little desk in the kitchen, or take my laptop to the couch. But sometimes when I sit on the couch, my lap is occupied (see photo)--no room for my laptop. Plus, laptops--mine anyway--get HOT. A small tablet will make it easier and more fun to look for stuff.
I've been shopping around for a tablet for a few months now. Just kept putting off buying one.
Eli knew I was shopping and thinking about tablets (he loves shopping for electronic devices, too, and thought a Kindle would work well) so he spearheaded a campaign to get one for me for Mother's Day!
So it's great for web browsing, but will I use it to read? I did buy one of those long article/short books already from Amazon, Don't Trade the Baby for a Horse by Wendy McClure, who wrote The Wilder Life (awesome book, BTW). But probably I'll stick to books if I can. I like going to the library, and I have nothing against books.
Still. I'm guessing that eventually I'll shift to e-books. The thing is, what I really like is reading, not books (unlike my brother, who likes both!). I don't buy books because when I'm done reading them, I'm done with them. Although it'll have a different feel--and paging around in them will take some getting used to--I'm thinking that reading is reading, and that I'll have no trouble using e-books.
As long as I can sign e-books out from the library, because with my reading addiction, I'd go broke if I had to buy all the books I read.