goal: read a big classic book
I love to read, but I don't do it nearly enough. Actually, sometimes I get into a kick where I read three books in a flash, but then other times months go by without barely reading a page. Crazy.
With any luck, I'll read through several books in 2011, but a goal is that at least one of them be a big classic. I've had my eye on Uncle Tom's Cabin for some time. I've also wanted to read Common Sense by Thomas Paine.
Now, book reading is not just about the words. For someone who loves books, it's about the feel of the book, the touch of the paper, the smell of the ink. It's a whole experience, and I was thinking that reading an older edition of my classic of choice would be a good way to go.
But guess what? Both of these titles are free for Kindle, and I have that on my iPod. So I downloaded Uncle Tom, and have started reading. Slowly, but I've started. Perhaps I'll switch to a hard copy along the way, but having it with me at all times is a help in making this goal happen!
So, thoughts on real books verses readers? (We've been talking about getting one around here to share...something with e-ink...what do you think?)