"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all." - Oscar Wilde
I am in love --- Super, super in love with my Kindle. This magnificent invention of Amazon.com has been my constant companion since I bought it last year. Everybody knows how much a book-lover I am but once I started reading using Kindle, it went up to the highest possible level of obsession.
Don't get me wrong, I still love reading the old-fashion way...I love the feel of paper---glossy, newsprint, recycled, environmentally-acceptable---you name it...I love the smell of newly printed books. It's an aphrodisiac...I still buy books and magazines from bookstores especially my coffee table books. In fact, I just bought tons of books from Book Sale earlier today.
While waiting in line or just lounging on the beach, I've spent countless of hours playing my childhood board games like Monopoly and Battleship with my ever faithful Kindle. It doesn't make me antisocial since these games can be shared by more than one person. I've also read out loud to my friends and family. It's a very versatile device.
I've reread timeless classics, romantic novels, entertaining stories, as well as mysterious plots that kept me up all night during my younger days. And with my recent purchase at the Kindle store, I've also discovered new authors like Michael Farquhar who can be the American counterpart of my favorite Historian, Ambeth Ocampo. He writes about historical figures with the same easy style as Professor Ocampo does.
Amazing how an electronic gadget could renew and invigorate my love of reading.