I am hopelessly, helplessly head-over-heels in love.
And the object of my affection?
I have finally joined the ranks of the Kindled.
As a book lover, I have been somewhat ambivalent about the Kindle, but having taken the plunge I have so say I don't know why I prevaricated for so long.
It really is a lovely piece of kit. Sleek, slim and light as a feather, it's almost Apple-like in its simplicity and tactile appeal. I'm not usually a great fan of reading large swathes of text on a screen but the Kindle screen is as far removed from a computer as it's possible to be.
It's almost like reading vellum. There's no glare from the screen and the e-ink text is clear and crisp. Also, unlike a computer or PC tablet, it's possible to read the Kindle screen in full sunlight.
So having only had it for a few days I'm in the first flush of love...... the honeymoon period. I've downloaded some free books, all of which was delightfully simple and hassle-free and I'm still exploring and discovering its myriad features.
I especially love the inbuilt dictionary. Highlighting any word in the text will bring up a definition at the top of the screen. How good is that?
In addition, reading even the most epic tomes in bed will be pain free, as it weighs next to nothing.
And its lovely new cover has only just arrived in the post so now I can protect its pristine, unblemished newness.