Musing Mondays are hosted by Miz B.
Musing Mondays asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
• What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll read next? What did you recently finish reading?
I’m just going to talk about reading. It is funny how much my reading pattern has changed in just over a couple of years. There was a time when I refused to touch an e-reader. Husband was the first in our family to cross over to the dark side. But then for him, gadgets win over books anytime. He bought the Kindle as a gadget. He kept trying to entice me to try it. For the longest of time, I refused to even consider it. Blasphemy! How could he even think that a cold device could replace a lovely, warm, inviting book. Even better if it is a well-thumbed copy, like an old book of my grandfather’s that I still have. The smell, the feel, everything.. of a book, how could an e-reader ever replace books. It was unthinkable.
Did you notice the past tense? Well, that’s because all that has since changed. I still love reading a proper book, but somewhere along the line, I slowly started picking up e-books. I think it started first when I took husband’s kindle on a holiday. It felt like a sort of freedom. I didn’t have to carry loads of books! What a brilliant idea! And I could read it everywhere, I loved the e-ink, it almost felt like paper, and I could read it everywhere. I read it on a hot, sunny beach, and that was where, I think I finally fell for the Kindle. Then on, I stopped being completely anti-Kindle. It started to make more sense. It still wasn’t half as interesting as a proper book, but it had other advantages.
Slowly, over the last two years, I have started reading more and more on the Kindle. It is so very convenient. I can carry it everywhere, I can get review copies so much easier on it. Books are cheaper on the Kindle (I know, I am cheap!), and given our nomadic lifestyle, sometimes, transporting boxes of books are the biggest expense.
From a one Kindle family, we are now a three Kindle family. Daughter has just started reading on the Kindle too. And I have got a new one for Christmas!
Isn’t she gorgeous!!