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.
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.