This isn't a particularly cheap habit here in Dubai, but due to visitor season and M's regular trips home (just don't mention the giant Tom Ford book fiasco!) , I've nearly always got a good stock of reasonably priced books in the pipeline. I get jittery if this drops below five.
So here's my dilemma....do I jack all this in, and buy a Kindle?
I love the concept of having 20 books in my handbag, ready to dip into on all manner of occasions. But I'm also a sucker for having a real book in my hand, flicking backwards and forwards...I'm just not sure that a screen could take the place of that. Nor the glee of seeing my new books lined up on the shelf, waiting to be read. The anticipation! Not to mention being handed a slightly dog-eared bonkbuster by a friend for reading in the pool. I suspect that my Kindle would never really replace my love of real-live books - so what's the point?
I'd love to hear from you if you have one. In the meantime, I'm mulling it over.