Okay. So I never thought I'd utter the words I'm about to say. Never. But I'm giving up. Raising the white flag. You win, I lose. I couldn't hold out forever and the opportunity presented itself so here goes....
Whew... Okay, I'll just say it....deep breath....
I'm getting a kindle.
Omg, I can't believe I just said that.
You see, when the ereader first came out I vowed never to buy one. Blasphemy! I cried. What an abomination! I need cold, hard books in my hands! I need to support my fellow authors! I don't want libraries and books to go away in favor of the ebook!
But as the years passed, I started to think a little more about them. Maybe they weren't so bad. I mean, lots of my writer friends started epublishing and it'd be SO nice to support them and buy their ebooks. Then when they opened up library books to check out, I thought, well, that's cool- I can bring a library book on vacation without worrying about losing it.
So when my friend told me she was getting a Kindle Fire for her birthday and asked if I wanted her 1 year old kindle, I decided to throw in the towel and just take the plunge.
So I'm buying her 3G kindle and I'm very excited about it! I get to support all my friends who have epublished, check out books from my library, get all those cool old books that are free, AND I will still buy those hard copy books I can touch and smell, so I can support my friends that publish that way too. Because I will NOT give up my library, no matter how popular ebooks become. But who says I can't have both?
So how many of you have raised the white flag and finally bought an ereader? Or were you on board from the beginning? Or are you still holding off, hoping its just a fad that will pass?