Last night I started Swiss
Family Robinson many decades
after the initial read-through. Plus I downloaded a bunch more including a Jules
Verne collection, and lots of Horatio
stories. Gosh, I can't
tell you how much I'm enjoying having the Kindle. I even bought the entire
Earth's Children series (by Jean Auel) and the
Potter eBooks were a
gift from my daughter for Christmas. My Kidlet gives great gifts.
Though a Kindle theoretically holds thousands of books I've
chosen to be quite selective. I would rather have a couple hundred books I
love than 50,000 so-so stories that don't interest me. Years ago, when I
was younger I'd have opted for everything but have become more
discriminating as I grow older.
Still, in checking my Archived items I see I've read 76
novels since October that I chose not to keep. That's a heap of
paperbacks I didn't have to find, buy, read and donate. Now, in
retrospect, I wish I'd knuckled down and spent the $69 for a Kindle years
ago when I first considered it.
If you're planning on being a cruiser or simply like to
read, even though I hate to part with perfectly good money, I'd suggest
purchase of one of these gems. The good is that your waterline will be grateful. The bad
is that lots of the newer books I like/want cost $5 a piece, so for those I opt for
a paperback. A Kindle is not the be-all and end-all of reading, but aboard
Kindle is a component of my happiness quotient. I'm glad I have
Do you have an eReader for each person onboard?
Do you reread old favorites or do you prefer to only read new-to-you