In spite of much pontification both in person and online regarding the superiority of the book-as-object, I found myself spending a portion of my work bonus to purchase the newly-released Kindle Fire HD.
That was one year ago this week.
My thinking at the time was that John Scalzi’s new book, The Human Division, was about to be released episodically with covers by one of my favorite artists, John Harris, and that I wanted to experience these weekly releases, and a variety of the current SFF magazines, in a format that was convenient and in color.
Had you quizzed me at the time of purchase I would have stated, with utter conviction, that I would only be using the Kindle for these magazines and would not be reading any “real books” on it. To track my ebook vs. print book reading I decided to keep track in my record keeping of which format my reading would take during 2013.
What then is the verdict? Have I been converted to 21st century reading or do I remain a happy dinosaur?
To be honest…