Back in January, I wrote that I had been thinking of getting a Kindle, but had been put off by the relative prices of ebooks to paperbacks.
A couple of things have happened since then to give me a new view on things.
A couple of people have also pointed out that the ebook/paperback comparison might not be totally fair, as ebooks are now often coming out at the same time as hardbacks. Of course, ebooks *are* cheaper than hardbacks, with the advantage that I can read stuff as it is released and not have to wait for the paperback publication. I may even read some Hugo nominees while there is still time to vote!
I have also been directed at the huge amount of free stuff around on project gutenberg and other sites. So now I can re-aquaint myself with the works of Verne, Wells, Dickens and Dumas, which I mostly haven’t read since my teens.
So I have given in, and allowed myself to be Kindled. My Kindle arrived today, and from a short play at lunchtime, I love it already – in particular that I can sync between the device and my Android phone, for times when that is more convenient to take with me.