Thursday, July 24, 2014

Things I Should Like But Don't: Part 4

I've already written three posts dedicated to things I should like but don't.  If you missed those posts and feel like reading them, they can be found here, here, and here.

I feel like there are a ridiculous amount of things that fall under this category for me.  Because of this, I've been giving each item its own post instead of trying to cram a bunch of things into one extremely long post.

This installment covers something I wish I liked, but just can't bring myself to actually want to use: E-readers.

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I can understand the appeal of E-readers like the Kindle.  They're great for people who travel frequently, want to save space, or want to purchase (and receive!) books with the click of a button.  But, as much as I want to, I just don't like them.

My mom offered to buy Kindles for Eric and me a couple of years ago for Christmas.  He was kind of like, "Eh, I might use it or I might not."  I, on the other hand, responded with, "I'm definitely not interested."  Call me old fashioned, but I love to hold a book in my hands and flip through the pages.  I also love the smell of books (and no, I'm not kidding).  A Kindle will not be able to recreate those things for me.

And what about book shopping?  I've always loved the feeling I get when I go to a bookstore (new or used, it doesn't matter) and stroll up and down the aisles, thumbing through any books that spark my interest.  I do order books on Amazon regularly, but I still would never completely replace the experience of in person book shopping with online book shopping.

I wish I wanted a Kindle.  I really do.  I have tons of books, and my collection continues to grow.  I'm sure at some point I'll need even more bookshelves to house them.  I also love to travel, and a Kindle would be so much easier to tote around than a thick, heavy novel.  Additionally, I'd never have to wait impatiently for my books to arrive from Amazon again.

Maybe one day I'll learn to embrace this technology.  Until then, E-readers just aren't my thing.

1 comment:

  1. […] As I was thinking about what I felt like sharing today, I realized that I went through the entire month of August without a “Things I Should Like But Don’t” post.  (My previous posts on this topic can be found here, here, here, and here.) […]