I don’t know if it’s my hippie or my old-fashioned tendencies, but I’m always one of the last ones to jump aboard the newest technology train.
Back in high school, it was pagers. Early college years, it was cell phones.
Honestly if it weren’t for my technologically savvy hubby, today I would be carrying the first basic cell phone – boring, cracked, and crusty – or possibly no cell phone at all.
I have an announcement…
I am now the proud owner of my very first Kindle, a super fancy Kindle Fire to be exact (thanks, mom!).
Sure, there are a few chew marks on the leather case of this gently used gift – no I didn’t get hungry, my mom’s basset hound did – but that just gives it the lovely character of a print book, one that gets tattered and stained.
You might be thinking: “Britt, you’re just now getting a Kindle? Don’t you write e-books?”
Damn skippy, I do! So it is time to get over my stubborn ways, my lifelong infatuation with paper books, and open up to the vast plains of e-books.
More than anything, I am excited to support other indie authors like myself. The first two e-books on my reading list are from two fellow authors I look up to very much…
These two are incredible writers, masters of witty sustenance. I’m looking forward to curling up with each of their books this winter. P.S….Mr. Dittmer’s book is currently FREE via Smashwords until Christmas (just use coupon number RE38Y).
And have no fear, my print book enthusiasts! I will never say farewell to print books as they are unmatched in the realm of nostalgic tangibility.
Adding this handy dandy e-books tool will take my unrequited love for reading that much further, granting access to the innovation of the indie variety, those writing their little hearts out and sharing their brave words.
A lovely blogger pal, Zen Scribbles, recently wrote a great post on the creature comforts of e-readers. Be sure to check out “Come to the dark side. We have an internal light source”.
At the end of the day I see this new route of books as an ideal relationship, marrying the known and the unknown, enticing more of us to read and write.
Despite what some might say, this technological convenience is not destroying what we know and love. It’s adding unapologetic creativity to the reading menu and igniting the urge to once again value the resplendence of a good old story.
P.S. I’m making myself take a little blogging vacay next week for the holidays. So, I will be back with a post in a couple of weeks. I hope you all have tremendously awesome holidays and I’ll see you next year!
21 thoughts on “All Aboard the E-Book Train”
Thanks so much, Britt. I hope you have a great holiday.
You really did balance those books on your head! 🙂
Sure thing, Tim! I hope your holiday is major. That book balancing was tough, especially since I was trying not to drop my new kindle. : )
Don’t want to drop that new Kindle!
Hey, give your hubs a big THANK YOU from all of us, for helping you get your work into electronic form so we can enjoy it.
Haha! Will do!
I’ve been rapidly converted Britt, as I’m sure you’ll be. Happy Christmas!
I’m happy to be a convert. Happy Xmas to you as well!
Love that book balancing – a lesson to us all to counter the ‘computer hunch’! 🙂 You’ll love the kindle – no looking back now. Happy holidays!
Ha! Years of ballet will make book balancing a cinch. Happy holidays to you as well!
I love that your e-book is worn at the edges and dog-eared (or should I say dog-chewed)! Happy holidays!
Right!? We don’t want anything too pristine around here. We like things a little beat up and chewed up. Happy holidays, sweet doll!
Congratulations on the Kindle, Britt! I downloaded Tim’s book and am planning to read it soon. I will get Dianne’s book after that. 🙂
Thanks and yay for supporting Tim and Dianne! : )
I love blogging with Diane, and I can’t wait to read her book(s). I’m so far behind with my reading as there are a lot of books on my list. I am unfamiliar with Dittmer’s book, but I try never to turn down a freebie. 😉
Don’t feel bad about the Kindle — I bought mine about a month ago and I still have only read one book on it. I still prefer the real deal.
I hear ya on being behind on reading. So many lovely books, so little time! I’m sure I’ll go back and forth between my Kindle and paper copies, depending on the publishing availability. I’m almost done reading my very first e-book, and I’ve gotta say, it’s pretty darn awesome.
Thank you so much, Britt 😀 You’re great at that book balancing act!
I really hope you enjoy my book and have a wonderful, safe and happy New Year! If you want to download any more of my books, I’ll get a code for you so you don’t have to pay for them 😉
I’ve been ‘on the road’ so haven’t had a chance to catch up with my blogging yet.
I’m very much looking forward to reading it…finally! You’re very sweet to offer a coupon. : )
Hope you have a beautiful New Year!
Hey Britt, Robin Coyle has written a post asking us to mention our favourite bloggers and so I mentioned you. My virtual Christmas pressie to you 😉
Oh, Dianne! What a lovely virtual present! Thank you…sending you your virtual hug right now. : )
Happy new year 2013, I congratulate you for your smile … 🙂
Oh, thank you! Happy New Year to you, my friend!