Friday, August 14, 2009

One Question Friday

Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It is my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

Ready for your question?

Kindle or book in hand?

*photos by flickr


  1. Ahhh, well. This has been the question of the summer for me, as my husband asked if I would like a Kindle for my birthday. I had the chance to really look one over when my friend got hers, and I admit to being intrigued. But I love the whole book experience: the feel of it, the smell of it, the bookstore itself. Could I really ever be satisfied with a digital alternative?

    Then I found about about the Kindle app on my iPhone! Instead of $300-500, it's FREE and works the same way! What I decided is this: Kindle on iPhone for travel and a book in hand for the everyday.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my place!


  2. Book in hand. Nothing replaces the intimate feel of the page; I feel much more connection to an author and their words. I get enough of technology at work.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.


  3. I can't give an informed answer since I've never used a Kindle (and I'm not opposed to trying it). However, I love books. I love feeling them, bookmarking them, putting creases in the margins, and salivating over the covers. I just love books, magazines, journals, newspapers--maybe I have a paper addiction??

  4. I'm with Jill on this one. Plus, I really like to make notes (underline, highlight, write in the margin) when an author does something I like, so that I could maybe try it someday too.

  5. Book in hand. I love the smell and feel of paper.

    Miss you this week in cyberspace! Hope you're having a great vacation!

  6. I've never used a kindle BUT I'm pretty sure I prefer a book in hand. I like the look of them on my book shelves AND I don't like how the whole world is making books and paper obsolete. I'm a tangible kind of person!

  7. im the complicated one - kindle during travel and book at night :)

  8. book in hand. I love the smell of books. Old and new. :)

  9. I love the idea of book in hand, but I also think I'd enjoy the ability to take several books with me via the Kindle. I do find a book in hand easier to read, especially because I spend so much time online--a real book is easy on the eyes.

  10. Book. I still have difficulty reading manuscripts in MS Word, even when doing edits. Nothing beats paper. In fact, when I think the manuscript is perfect, reading a hard copy always reveals something more to be changed.

  11. Books for me. Easier on my ole eyes. But for convenience away from home, a kindle might be nice.

    Books still charm me.

  12. Hey, Wendy! Greetings from overseas! Welcome back!

    A book, definitely! A guy on the plane next to me had a kindle and let me look at it. It's a great invention, but doesn't compare. Though it definitely saves size and weight as far as packing, it's not very practical because the battery is only good for like 10 hours. Long flights would mean that I would run out of power. Also, the screen was pretty small...

  13. Book in hand...Kindle doesn't have that musty, rich smell of adventure tucked away between the keys like pages in a book do!


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