I’ve read 5 books so far on my new toy, and expect to write a review of the Kindle soon. Assuming I ever get around to posting it, one of my few complaints, and an unfair one at that, will be that it just doesn’t feel like a book. I knew that, of course, before purchasing it and actually I’ve gotten pretty used to holding it and using it as “a book”.
Moving to an e-book reader can be a delight, but some of us enjoy the experience of books as well as the text inside. If you’re a reader of new books and love that freshly-cut-and-bleached paper smell, they’ve got a spray for that. You can get it here; you can also go to the devil for all I care, because I prefer the “Classic Musty,” which is what my apartment smells like with all these centenarian buckram and leather editions laying around.
I also enjoy breaking the back of a new book, stretching it in all the right places to make it appropriately “bendy”. Think someone’s gonna make a can of that for the Kindle?