Kindling the reading mania

3 Apr

Once upon a time, so long that I can’t possibly remember, there lived a little African girl who loved books. Somewhat timid, she loved the hours spent in the company of her books. Whenever she could spare a little time from her chores, she wrote her thoughts down in a blog. Now, this girl was like an English aristocrat for her sticking to the old time-tested customs. She staunchly believed, for example, that books could only be read in the paper format.

Until she discovered Kindle.

Before she could say Jack Robinson, she was hooked. Kindle became to her like an irresistible magnet that devoured all the reading time she had. Well, sometimes she also used other time that was not reading time to read, but that is another matter. She fancied that she loved reading, but kindle just re-kindled her favourite pastime.

Pride and Prejudice, The Three Musketeers, Little Women, Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Wives and Daughters, A Christmas Carol, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Small House at Allington and so on and so forth. All that in a few months! It is no wonder that she doesn’t have time to jot down her thoughts nowadays. She is too busy learning French and reading, of course on Kindle.

Kindle, c’est magnifique!

 

 

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2 Responses to “Kindling the reading mania”

  1. IntrovertedAnalyst April 4, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    I have to admit that I’m a paper person and still am really grudging about e-readers, but my iPad is slowly but surely wearing my disapproval down. It’s really fun to have Les Miserables on it without having to lug a doorstopper everywhere, not to mention all the silly things I download for free or cheap.

    • mary April 4, 2013 at 10:10 am #

      I was also a staunch paper person until I discovered so many free classics.
      The rest is history…

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